StemCON 2015

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2015 FULL PROGRAM

Master of Ceremonies: JJ Digeronimo

                                               THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 – GRAND BALLROOM B 6:00pm – 8:00pm WELCOMING DINNER & AWARD CEREMONY

Keynote Remarks by Kirsten Ellenbogen, Ph.D. President & CEO, Great Lakes Science Center 

AWARDS: Excellence in Science Education Award recipient: Dr. Carolyn Hayes, President-Elect, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Leadership Award recipient: Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA (BEST STEM SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.) Public Service Award recipient: Rep. Bill Patmon, Representative, Ohio House District 10 Community Inspiration Award recipient: Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen, President & CEO, Great Lakes Science Center STEAM Award recipient: Martin Kral, Director of Bands, on behalf of Ashland High School Jazz Band

Student Performances by Ashland High School Jazz Band

***                                               FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015 – GRAND BALLROOM B

8:00am – 8:45am: Registration and Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am: Welcoming and Student Performances

9:00am – 9:45am:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Hayes, President-Elect, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Keynote Topic: DEVELOPING STEM CLASSROOMS (As educators incorporate STEM activities into their existing curricula learn how Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) enable this transformation.)

10:00am – 11:00am: BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROOM 21: THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STUDENT-CENTERED HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCH PROGRAM Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA (BEST STEM SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.)

ROOM 22: IT’S NOT WHO YOU KNOW, IT’S HOW YOU KNOW! (Session Description) Mr. Christopher Like, STEAM Coordinator, Bettendorf Community School District, IA

ROOM 23: PRECOLLEGE STEM INITIATIVES (Session Description) Mr. James Bader, Executive Director, Leonard Gelfand STEM Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH

ROOM 24: PAPER PRESENTATIONS: GOOD CHEMISTRY: IMPLEMENTING A PROJECT BASED LEARNING CLASSROOM IN JAPAN (Abstract)Greg Gagnon, University of Fukui for their Go-Gaku Center, JAPAN Co-author: Walter S. Tsushima, Assistant Professor, University of Fukui

11:15am -12:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROOM 21: PREPARING STUDENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL STEM CAREERS (Session Description) Dr. Marie Anette Karlsson, Dean, Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University, OH

ROOM 22: ROBOTICS ANYONE? (Session Description) Mr. Doug Scott, IT/Robotics Teacher, Natick High School, MA

ROOM 23: GIRLS IN STEM (Session Description) Dr. Kecia Ray, Executive Director of Learning Technologies, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, TN

ROOM 24: GREEN-STEM: INSPIRING AND EMPOWERING LEARNERS TO CHANGE THE WORLD (Session Description) Anne Tweed, Director, STEM Learning, McREL International, CO

12:15pm – 12:55pm Lunch & Student Performances by ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND

12:55pm – 1:45pm: PANEL DISCUSSION: K-12 STEM EDUCATION: THE SCIENCE FOCUS (Grand Ballroom Plenary Session) Moderator: Mr. James Bader, Executive Director, Leonard Gelfand STEM Center, Case Western Reserve University, OH Panel Guests: Dr. Helen Soule, Executive Director, Partnership For 21st Century Skills, DC Anne Tweed, Director, STEM Learning, McREL International, CO Dr. Marie Anette Karlsson, Dean, Washkewicz College of Engineering, Cleveland State University, OH

2:00pm – 3:00pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROOM 21: LEGO EDUCATION: BUILDING THE ENGINEERS OF TOMORROW (Session Description) Scott Hodges, Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum, Kenosha, WI

ROOM 22: ENGINEERING FOR EXCELLENCE: KEY COMPONENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAM (Session Description) Kevin Bals, Principal, High Technology High School, NJ (BEST STEM SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.)

ROOM 23: INTRODUCTION TO THE SOLE APPROACH (Session Description) Dr. Jeffrey D. McClellan, Founding Head of MC2 STEM, OH

ROOM 24: PAPER PRESENTATION Moderator: Dr. Regina ArmourDirector of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools Presenters: • Dr. Gretchen Skrotzki, Vice Principal, Bishop Elementary School, CA Paper Title: THE IMPACT OF STEM ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ON CALIFORNIA’S HIGH SCHOOL LATINO/A SENIORS (Abstract) • Mr. Lou Randall, STEAM Coordinator, Val Verde USD, CA Co-Presenter: Michael McCormick, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services, Val Verde Unified School District, CA Presentation Title: Aquaponics to unite teachers, administration, and district through an interdisciplinary STEM program using engineering as the tool which integrates science, technology and math. (Session Description)

3:15pm – :4: 15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS ROOM 21: STUDENT INQUIRY & RESEARCH AT IMSA: DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC INQUIRY SKILLS (Session Description) Dr. Judith, Scheppler, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), IL

ROOM 22: STEM Certified and STEAM Inspired (Session Description) Dr. Cheryl Crooks, D.Ed. Magnet Coordinator/Assistant Principal, The Center For Advanced Studies in Science, Math & Technology at Wheeler High School, GA

ROOM 23: BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED: GROWING YOUR OWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STEM PROGRAM (Session Description) Mrs. Andrea Sagely, STEM Instructional Specialist, Broken Arrow Public Schools, OK

ROOM 24: PAPER PRESENTATIONS: Bridging the Gender and Ethnic Divide in STEM Fields Moderator: Dr. Melissa Parks, Visiting Assistant Professor, Stetson University, FL Presenters: • Mrs. Valerie Blackburn, Assistant Director/Sole Proprietor UTMB Educational Outreach & Blackburn STEM Educational Consulting, TX Paper Title: GENDER BIAS IN THE CLASSROOM: A reflective look toward an action plan for improvement. (Abstract)Tansu MUTLU-SURAL, Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI Co-author: Fidan KORKUT–OWEN, Ph.D, Retired professor of the Counseling Program at Hacettepe University, Ankara, TURKEY Paper Title: STEM GENDER GAP IN TURKISH UNIVERSITIES (Abstract) Paper Title: EFFECTIVE FACTORS ON CAREER DECISION-MAKING PROCESS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE TURKISH WOMEN IN STEM (Abstract)

4:20pm – 5:20pm NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

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