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Save the Date!

Region 4 STEM Conference 2024: Thinking and Problem-Solving for All

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Location: In-Person Conference TBA

Join other STEM educators for a one-day conference to explore the power of STEM as it relates to real-world connections, creativity through collaboration, and innovation through art and engineering. This 1-day conference incorporates workshop-style sessions, exhibitor demonstrations, and a STEM playground, allowing you to personalize your conference experience. Discover innovative ways to engage ALL students in creative problem-solving and critical thinking that empowers them to thrive in a rapidly evolving world.

 

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Are you fostering STEM inclusivity within your classroom or campus? Share your experiences as a presenter! We are now accepting proposals in the following strands:
 

  • STEM in the Classroom
  • STEM Climate and Culture
  • STEM Programming and Design
  • STEM Leadership and Support
  • STEM Community Partnerships and Career Exposure


The deadline for submitting proposals is 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024. Lead presenters will have registration fees waived for the Region 4 STEM Conference. For more information, e-mail  Lindsey Curiel.

 

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Strands:

 

STEM in the Classroom: Are you already embedding STEM practices into your teaching? Proposals should showcase how you implement the engineering design process (EDP), STEM fluency skills, and technology into math, reading, social studies, science, CTE, coding/computer science, robotics, art, physical education, and more. Examples of sessions may include design challenges, computational thinking, project/problem-based learning, and other classroom learning opportunities.

 

STEM Climate and Culture: Do you strive to include and help every student achieve? Proposals should address inclusivity and representation of STEM within all ability levels and special populations (economically disadvantaged, Emergent Bilinguals, gifted and talented, and special education). Examples of sessions may include creating safe spaces for students to take risks and productively struggle, using the Universal Design for Learning Framework to enrich Tier I instruction, and incorporating equitable practices for all students.

 

STEM Programming and Design: How is STEM planning occurring on your campus or in your district? Proposals should share ideas on how to plan for STEM success. Examples of sessions may include information about budgeting, scheduling, marketing, and aligning content scope and sequences to allow for cross-curricular STEM projects and learning.

 

STEM Leadership and Support: What should leaders see students experiencing in a STEM classroom? Proposals should address strategies for teaching educators about STEM practices including the shift to students actively problem-solving and figuring out solutions. Examples of session content may include mentoring and coaching administrators and teachers in STEM practices, securing and maintaining materials for STEM, and designing routines and procedures that allow students to work collaboratively.

 

STEM Community Partnerships & Career Exposure: Have you wondered where to begin with establishing partnerships outside the classroom? Proposals should offer ways to connect campuses and students with community partners and experts in STEM-related fields. Examples of sessions may include exploring community partnerships, generating ideas for connections, identifying potential collaborators, and understanding the potential impact these connections can have on students.

 


 

For more information, e-mail science@esc4.net.

 

 

 

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