Speaking of STEM…

I just wanted to spread the word for those of you in either of the Washington DC or New York City areas of two events coming up in May, focused on STEM Education, in case you are interested in attending.  Because STEM is becoming such a hot topic, I have received numerous requests to speak with educators, administrators, and policymakers around the country to share my insight into what STEM education is and what needs to happen in order for schools to engage in STEM education to improve student engagement and achievement in these subjects.  It seems the big question I hear so often is “What does it look like to implement STEM in my school?” or from a parent, “How can I facilitate more STEM programs in my child’s school?”  I’ll cover these topics and more at the events listed below.
And if you have a group or organization interested in learning how to implement STEM with K-12 students, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

STEM Education and the Power of Technology:
Preparing the next generation for the Global Workforce

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Learning.com invites you to a luncheon panel discussion, hosted by the Women’s High Tech Coalition, on STEM Education and the power of technology for impacting our country’s future. Panelists will describe the state of STEM in America, the lag in pipeline of advanced degrees in STEM disciplines and the increasing need for more students to choose STEM careers in order for the US to continue to compete globally. Panelists will address the issues through statistical and policy lenses, and will address the critical factors and identified social and policy solutions necessary to address the challenge we face as a nation: preparing our students for the global workforce.

Topic: STEM Education and the Power of Technology:

Preparing the next generation for the Global Workforce

Date: May 5, 2011

Time: 12 — 1:30PM (lunch will be served)

Where:Cannon House Office Building, Room 121

Capitol Hill, Washington DC

RSVP to evan.stisser@dutkoworldwide.com by May 3rd.

Event Participants:

Opening Remarks, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Panel members

  • Karen Cator, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Dept of Education
  • Diana Laboy-Rush, STEM Solutions Manager, Learning.com
  • Sara Akbar, Sr. Manager, Government Affairs, Oracle
  • Diane Wallace Booker, Executive Director, US Dream Academy
  • Brett Fraizer, Sr. VP of Government Affairs, Blackboard

1620 SW Taylor Street Suite 100 Portland, OR 97205  |  800-580-4640

Grand STEM Challenge

Please join Learning.com at the American Museum of Natural History for an interactive event around K-8 STEM Programs
There is a quiet crisis in American Science and Technology Education that we have to wake up to. Districts and Schools have started STEM initiatives that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into their curriculum. But many educators find these initiatives overwhelming.
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Learn how to actively engage students and explore ways to integrate a successful K-8 STEM Program.
You’ll hear all about the tools and curriculum Learning.com can offer to support your STEM initiatives and enjoy a personalized tour of the American Museum of Natural History.

Topic: Integrating a successful K-8 STEM program

Date: May 17, 2011

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM (lunch will be served)

Where: American Museum of Natural History, Astor Turret

Central Park West at 79th Street,New York, NY 10024

RSVP at www.learning.com/amnh by May 13th.

1620 SW Taylor Street Suite 100 Portland, OR 97205  |  800-580-4640

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