The Leader’s Role in Implementing STEM Initiatives
Join us for an inspiring morning with educators and state-level math and science leaders who will address the educational landscape in Virginia and transformational approaches to STEM* education. Meet or reconnect with a select group of fellow administrators as we share effective practices for implementing technology; improving instructional practices; and embedding STEM instruction within the math, science and computer science classroom. A networking breakfast and luncheon are included.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
8 a.m. – Check-in and breakfast
9 a.m. – Summit program
12:30 p.m. – Networking luncheon
1:30 p.m. – Summit concludes
The College of William & Mary School of Education
Professional Development Center, Matoaka Woods
301 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Teaching and Learning in a STEM-Focused World
National Science Consultant
Past-President, Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
Peter McLaren will discuss the instructional leader’s role in advancing STEM learning using technology.
The State of STEM Education in Virginia
Tina Manglicmot, Ed.D.
Director of STEM
Virginia Department of Education
Dr. Tina Manglicmot will discuss STEM initiatives in Virginia and highlight resources available at the state level. Virginia STEM Education will be defined along with the vision and goals for a successful K-12 program. Discussion will also center around innovation in curriculum and curricular pathways and how these changes will provide opportunities for teaching and learning.
It’s Always About the Students...
New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology
Vikki Wismer will highlight the importance of STEM in education. Former students from the New Horizons Governor’s School for Science and Technology will also share the impact of their STEM-focused high school experiences.
Panel Session: Driving Forces behind STEM and Instructional Shifts in Science and Math
Peter McLaren will moderate a panel of education leaders and engage attendees in a discussion centered on the forces driving opportunities and challenges around implementing STEM and instructional shifts in the math and science classroom. Where does engineering find a place in the instructional sequence? What does this look like in the classroom? What is the instructional leader’s role in implementing technology to stimulate cross-curricular practices in the STEM classroom?
Join Dr. Manglicot and other experts from the mid-Atlantic region in this timely and important discussion.
Technology Investigations and Resources for STEM Instruction
During the summit, we'll also explore ways of using TI technology to engage students, including through basic programming in the context of engineering design, and creating STEM experiences that develop students' abilities to collaborate, think creatively and solve problems. We will also provide an overview of resources and materials you can take back to share with educators in your district.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Wendy Peel at 972.690.2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org.