I-STEM EDUCATION PREK-12 SPONSORED ADMINISTRATOR STRAND
ADMINISTRATOR REGISTRATION - Administrators are invited to attend the ITEEA Annual Conference and, upon successful completion, can have their registration fee refunded.
INVITE YOUR ADMINISTRATOR - Use this letter to invite your administrator to the ITEEA's 82nd Annual Conference via a refundable registration.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT LETTER - Give this letter to your administrator to gain support to attend ITEEA's 82nd Annual Conference.
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s (ITEEA) STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ (STEM CTL™) and ITEEA's Council for Supervision and Leadership invite administrators to attend the 82nd Annual Conference. Upon successful completion of the specialized programming, Administrator registrations can be reimbursed! Come and see what your teachers are learning and experiencing at our conference. But don’t stop there. ITEEA is offering a specifically designed Integrative STEM leadership strand for educational administrators. This is a unique opportunity to network, bring back knowledge and strategies to your school, and implement effective K-12 Integrative STEM Education instruction.
ITEEA’s 82nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD is both a meeting and exhibition event where PreK-12 teachers, teacher educators, and supervisors come together to share ideas, net-work, and learn. This conference is a unique opportunity for administrators to build understanding and support for programs—as well as to see firsthand how ITEEA’s member-educators Bring STEM to Life through Integrative STEM Education!
Council for Supervision and Leadership/Admin Strand Programming
CSL Preconference Field Trip
5:00 PM: Panel Presentation
6:00-7:00pm: CSL President’s Reception
7:30-9:00am: CSL Awards Breakfast and Business Meeting
9:00-10:50am Program Excellence General Session
11:00am-12:00pm: Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
12:00pm: Lunch (not provided)
Presenters: Nancye Hart, Assistant Director, ITEEA's STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™; Rebecca Turner, Curriculum Coordinator, ITEEA's STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™; Joanna Papadopoulos, Special Projects Associate, PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech
1:10pm-1:55pm: ITEEA 101 & CSL Forum
Presenters: Nancye Hart, Assistant Director, ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™; Troy Blunier, President CSL and Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Description: Presenters: Nancye Hart, Assistant Director, ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™; Troy Blunier, President CSL and Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
2:00-2:50pm: Excellence in STEM Education
2:50-3:00 PM: I-STEM Education in Action
Presenter: Nancye Hart, Assistant Director ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™
Description: Attend sessions chosen by CSL members that feature strategies and best practices of Integrative STEM Education. Be ready to share your experiences and knowledge acquisition during the I-STEM Ed Share session on Friday, March 13 at 3:00pm.
3:00-4:00pm: STEL Updates/Where are We?
3:00-4:00pm: Safety in the STEM Classroom Professional Development Micro-Badging Series and more!
Presenters: Nancye Hart, Assistant Director ITEEA STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™; Joanna Papadopoulos, Special Projects Associate, PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech
Description: Micro-badging is a hot topic in education! These bite-sized visual representations provide clear evidence that learners have acquired a specific skill and are sought after by employers. Micro-badges are portable, easy to consume, and easy to trust. The STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ developed a Safety micro-badging 10-hour professional development series that was released September 1, 2019. The series focuses on safety in the STEM classroom and will consist of ten one-hour sessions on a variety of safety topics. Participants may register for any number of sessions, from one to ten. But, there's more! Investigate ways that the STEM CTL is creating hybrid training sessions to maximize time and efficiency.
4:00-5:30pm: STEM Showcase (general conference)
5:30-6:30pm: Opening Celebration Reception (general conference)
8:00-9:00am: CSL & Admin Strand Breakfast
9:00-10:50am: Teacher Excellence General Session
11:00am: Exhibit Hall Open
11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch (not provided)
1:00-1:55pm: Perkins V Update.
1:00-1:55pm: Flexibility, Affordability, Accountability: A holistic approach to curriculum and PD with EbD PreK - 12
Presenter: Joanna Papadopoulos, STEM CTL™ Special Projects Associate, PhD Candidate at Virginia Tech
Description: Engineering byDesign™ - What is it? Using a standards-based approach, this model provides an overview of how to bring STEM to elementary, middle, and high schools. Using the FAA approach (Flexibility, Affordability, and Accountability), the program is suitable for any school or district seeking to implement an Integrative STEM system.
2:00-3:00pm: Round Table Discussion: How EbD Curriculum and Perkins V are Companionable
Facilitators: Clelia McCrory and Steve Parrott.
3:00-3:55pm: I-STEM Education in Action Share
Closure: Opportunities & Next Steps
Description: Integrative STEM provides many opportunities for moving forward. During the two days, information has been provided that will help frame how STEM can be implemented. This session will build upon that information to offer opportunities that are available to make STEM a reality in any school or district.
1:00-4:50pm: EbD Labs
Foundations of Technology
Description: Foundations of Technology prepares students to understand and apply technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities apply student applications of science, mathematics, and other school subjects in authentic situations.
Invention and Innovation
Description: Learn all about invention and innovation! Explore opportunities students have to study the history of inventions and innovations, including their impacts on society. Learn about the core concepts of technology and about the various approaches to solving problems, including engineering design and experimentation. Discover how students apply their
creativity in the invention and innovation of new products, processes, or systems. Learn about how various inventions and innovations impact lives. Another important aspect of the program is the use of inquiry and design-based instructional strategies as a curriculum delivery model. Design challenges are used not only as a strategy for student engagement, but also to foster the development of creativity and innovative thinking.
Description: The EbD-TEEMS™ Integrative-STEM Curricula for Grades 3-6 program leverages technological design challenges in an environmental context as the focus for learning. Science and mathematics conceptual development is supported through deliberate and strategic integration of key content and skills, and as the result of aligning the conceptual sequence of the EbD-TEEMS™ Integrative-STEM Curricula for Grades 3-6 to the conceptual sequence of widely adopted science and mathematics curricular programs. A central design component that is unique to the EbD-TEEMS™ program is the use of the Grand Challenges for Engineering identified by the National Academy of Engineering as a context for problem solving. Another important aspect of the program is the use of inquiry and design-based instructional strategies as a curriculum delivery model. Design challenges are used not only as a strategy for student engagement, but also to foster the development of creativity and innovative thinking.
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