STEM Conference 2016

Attendees Register Here

  •  Registration using one of two Options:
    • Option 1: Pay the $40 conference fee which includes a parking pass, breakfast, lunch, up to 6 contact hours, and conference giveaway.
    • Option 2: Pay the $30 conference fee which includes (no parking pass) breakfast, lunch, up to 6 contact hours, and conference giveaway.

When and Where? 

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, at Tangeman University Center, on the campus of the University of Cincinnati 

Use our 2016 STEM Conference Guidebook to review and select the sessions to attend. Download on your phone. 

STEM Conference 2016 Agenda

Times

Agenda

7:30 – 8:10 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:10 – 8:50 AM

Conference Welcome and Acknowledgements

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Session 1:  STEM Initiative Models Presentations

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Concurrent Session 2:  Interactive Workshop Sessions, Facilitated Session for Elementary and Middle School Teachers on STEM Education Best Practices and Poster Walk

11:25 AM - 12:55 PM

LUNCH

Showcase of Regional STEM Education Resources in the Great Hall, 4th floor TUC, Great Hall

1:00-2:15 PM

Concurrent Session 3:  Interactive Workshop Sessions,  Facilitated Session for High School Math Teachers on STEM Education Best Practices and Poster Walk

2:25-3:40 PM

Concurrent Session 4:  Interactive Workshop Sessions, Facilitated Session for High School Science Teachers on STEM Education Best Practices and Poster Walk

3:40 – 4:00 PM

Refreshments in Lobby

Posting of raffle prize winners and collection of prizes

4:00 PM

Closure of Conference:   Return Contact Hours Sheets

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teachers
  • ·Administrators from public and private schools interested in:
    • connecting with educational organizations that support STEM education
    • innovative instructional strategies in STEM disciplines
    • networking with other STEM educators and school administrators
    • exploring successful models for STEM education
  • Leaders in higher education, business and industry that support STEM education and STEM-related career opportunities who are interested in:
    • attracting students into STEM careers
    • exploring successful models for STEM education

What’s New at the Showcase?

  • The Showcase of Regional STEM Education Resources will now take place during lunchtime in order to allow you the greatest convenience and opportunity to participate.
  • Actively visit the Showcase tables and each organization will offer you a raffle ticket when you visit them.
  • Use tickets toward the items of your choice in the raffle of donated gifts, open to all attendees.

What Types of Concurrent Sessions are offered?

There are 4 kinds of sessions to attend at STEM Conference 2016.  Please check the presenters list for more information and details about the individual titles.

  • STEM Model Initiatives
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Facilitated Sessions on STEM Education Best Practices
  • Poster Walk of Instructional Units by CEEMS and RET Teachers

The STEM Model Initiatives are offered only at Concurrent Session 1.  They feature different local models of STEM education initiatives. They include school, district, and state models. 

Interactive Workshops are offered at Concurrent Sessions 2, 3 and 4. Presenters will share instructional practices. Expect to take away ideas and materials for activities you can use and modify for your own classrooms. Many of the Interactive Workshops are presented by our CEEMS teachers.

Facilitated Sessions on STEM Education Best Practices are a new feature of STEM Conference 2016 and are offered at Concurrent Sessions 2, 3 and 4.  These 3 sessions will be facilitated by a veteran educator and are geared toward a specific educator group designated by grade level and subject area.  The purpose is to pose some very important questions about STEM education and engage in collegial discourse and brainstorm some solutions.  The three groups are: high school math teachers, high school science teachers and elementary and middle school teachers. 

The Poster Walk provides one-on-one time for attendees to speak with the CEEMS and RET Teachers about the design of their instructional units using CBL and EDP.  This year, instead of one big session, the Poster Walks are offered in smaller groupings during Concurrent Sessions 2, 3 and 4 and repeated.  The groupings are: high school math teachers, high school science teachers, and elementary and middle school teachers. 


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