At the 5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, taking place on July 27-29 in Denver Colorado, administrators can expect to learn more about how they can incorporate STEM into their schools. From roundtable discussions to learning more about the benefits of professional development, the Expo will have everything an administrator will need or want. Check out the ten sessions below to get a sense of what we’ve got in store, and browse all of the administrator sessions here.
If They Make It, They Will Learn: The Maker Movement and K–12 STEM (Wednesday, July 27 0:00 AM – 0:00 AM)
- “Making” is more than tinkering, and the Maker Movement offers powerful project-based lessons for learning STEM in K–12 classrooms.
STEM Innovation in Independent and Charter Schools Roundtable Discussion (Thursday, July 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- Join us for an interactive roundtable to share and discuss our best practices for fostering STEM innovation in charter and independent schools.
Engaging School Principals in Professional Development (Thursday, July 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- We will present project activities and outcomes of a Principals’ Inquiry Institute coinciding with a teacher professional development project focused on inquiry/investigation science.
Green STEM in Guam: A Districtwide Initiative That Works (Thursday, July 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- Hear about the district development and implement of a districtwide STEM Strategic Plan that is effectively building and supporting STEM programs across the district. Find out how Guam has connected to island resources supporting green STEM initiatives that allow students to work on real place-based issues. Sample K–12 projects will be highlighted.
ITEEA Session: Integrative STEM Education—Intentional Teaching through Engineering Design (Thursday, July 28 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
- Integrative STEM education serves as the theoretical and pedagogical premise for technological/engineering (T/E) design-based teaching and learning practices. This session will characterize the unique aspects of integrative STEM education that parallel but are not covered by other disciplines.
Integrative STEM for Middle School/High School Administrators and Educators (Thursday, July 28 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
- Our cross-disciplinary team will highlight the challenges and successes of designing and implementing integrative STEM for middle school and high school teachers, and how administrators can support innovative teaching and learning. Join us for discussions and NGSS-based signature activities featuring local resources for integrative STEM.
ITEEA Session: Integrative STEM FocalPoints—Connecting the I-STEM Dots (Thursday, July 28 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
- Wondering how to get a team of teachers to teach Integrative STEM? This session will highlight how educators from around the country created a framework for I-STEM Education.
Ballistic Missile Defense = Math + Science + You (Thursday, July 28 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM)
- At the U.S. Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency, we aim to create productive, long-term, and mutually beneficial partnerships to pursue innovative research; continuously improve the skills of our existing workforce; nurture and shape the development of our future workforce; and strengthen partner institutions. Moreover, our individual and collaborative efforts further increase the STEM workforce pipeline with U.S. citizens. Join us to learn more.
STEMification! How Do You Do That? (Thursday, July 28 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Learn how to transform your school into a STEM laboratory.
Planning a STEAM Night for Your School and Community (Thursday, July 28 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
- Create your own STEAM Night, a fun night of exciting, hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math activities.
Register to attend here—and don’t forget, NSTA members get a substantial discount!
The mission of NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
Future NSTA Conferences
5th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA
2016 Area Conferences
- Los Angeles, California: March 30–April 2, 2017
- Atlanta, Georgia: March 15–18, 2018
- St. Louis, Missouri: April 11–14, 2019
- Boston, Massachusetts: March 26–29, 2020
- Chicago, Illinois: April 8–11, 2021