As our continuing effort to improve this symposium, the organizing committee is pleased to announce a series of STEM modules (or worksop), aimed at high school and middle school faculty, is being planned for this years event.
The DESS STEM Educator workshop aims to aid local STEM teachers to develop new lessons and teaching methods to enhance the STEM education of students in our region.
"Take and Implement" modules with all supporting resources, which focus on best practices in the STEM classroom, implementing tried and true strategies directly linked to middle school and high school Science and Math standards, will be presented in a "hands on" forum so that teachers can immediately implement them in their classrooms.
To expedite teacher networking and help teachers overcome the challenges of implementing STEM curricula in their classrooms, attendees will get the opportunity to share successes and challenges and with other local faculty in STEM during a panel/networking session. Teachers attending the full day will receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units certificates.
High school students are encouraged to attend as well, free of charge! Typically, a school brings 1-2 students, who are expected to give a poster presentation.
Interested parties can register for the event on this website. When registering, faculty shold select the "STEM Educator" and students shol select the "High School Student" option under registration type. Both these options include lunch and keynote by Dr. Stephen Zoepf, Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research (CARS) at Stanford.
NOTE: Limited financial assistance can be obtained on a case by case basis for substitute teacher costs. Please contact Joshua Heyne at email@example.com for more information.