This spring, the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will feature a special strand “2017: A STEM Odyssey” at our 2017 National Conference on Science Education, in Los Angeles: March 30–April 2. Students’ science learning has changed dramatically from learning in the past. In a STEM environment, students’ understanding of the world around them is facilitated through the intentional connections between the four disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM curriculum provides research-based instructional strategies that engage diverse learners and highlights career pathways in STEM-related fields. More importantly, STEM provides opportunities for all students to place themselves in a 21st-century world. Participants will connect and collaborate to increase their understanding and ability to teach STEM-based lessons and instructional sequences.
The featured presentation for this strand will be “Reenvisioning STEM Education: Transcending Boundaries to Realize the Vision of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in STEM Fields,” on Saturday, April 1 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Theatre (411). Presenter Roni Ellington (from Morgan State University: Baltimore, MD) will share a framework for STEM education that will transform the ways in which we conceptualize the aims and goals of STEM education with implications for curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy across all STEM disciplines. Ellington will provide an alternative view of STEM education and transformative instructional strategies that can support and realize true equity, inclusion, and diversity in STEM.
Below is a small sampling of other sessions on this topic:
- Host a Rockstar Family STEM Event
- Incorporating Global STEM Collaboration into Your Classroom!
- Interactive Science Notebooks: Low-Tech Creations for Higher Level Thinking
- Bilingual Engineering Adventures for the Whole Family
- Using Robots to Teach Science, Math, Art, and Language Arts
- A STEM Approach to Integrate Drones as a Teaching and Technology Tool
- Early Elementary STEM Curriculum
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Future NSTA Conferences
2017 National Conference
2017 STEM Forum & Expo