Advancing STEM education in California is critically necessary to ensure that current and future generations of California students can compete in, and be a productive contributor to, a dynamic 21st century economy. To meet this goal, their education must contain academic rigor. With the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, now is the time to help schools develop robust and coordinated STEM programs that are relevant and engaging to all students. Join KQED at the first annual California STEM Symposium on November 18th and 19th, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Find KQED at the Exhibit Hall and join us for one of several sessions:
Curriculum Enhancement, Digital Learning Objects and PBS LearningMedia
Monday, November 18th: 11:00am-12:20pm
In this presentation, participants will explore PBS LearningMedia, a media resource library of free purpose built digital learning objects from public media organizations across the country. A demonstration will be provided and an example lesson given.
Connecting STEM Content to Real Life Using Multimedia
Monday, November 18th: 2:50 – 3:50 pm
Use free multimedia resources from KQED to engage diverse learners, promote STEM careers, and connect science and engineering concepts to the real world. Participants will learn strategies to easily and effectively integrate video, audio, interactives, and more into classroom curriculum to ignite students’ curiosity.
Shaking Things Up with E-books and iTunes U Courses
Tuesday, November 19th: 9:40 – 10:40 am
Explore free, multimedia rich e-books and iTunes U courses on earthquakes, river deltas, biotechnology, and energy. Engage students with interactive content. Participants will discover ways to use these resources with students and get a hands-on opportunity to navigate through the course and book. Note: These resources are currently available for iPads and other iOS devices.
This Symposium will bring together 2000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.