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Friday, February 19, 2016
STEM Executive Director, Dallas ISD
Jennifer K. Bartkowski,
CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Professional Development & Campus Based Partnerships Manager, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Frederick R. Chang, Ph.D.,
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering, SMU
David Chard, Ph.D.,
Dean, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Middle School Technology & Engineering Design Teacher, Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Director of Education, Dallas Zoo
Koshi Dhingra, Ed.D.
Founder & Director, talkSTEM
Education Specialist, Trinity River Audubon Center
Anne Marie Fayen,
Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute Elementary Coordinator, Perot Museum
Carole Hayata, Ph.D.,
Mathematics Research Specialist, SMU
Educator Professional Development Supervisor, Dallas Zoo
Director, Deason Innovation Gym, SMU
Math Strategy Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Educator, REAL School Gardens
Head of School, Parish Episcopal School
Julie McLeod, Ph.D.,
Assistant Head of School, Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Mitchell Nathan, Ph.D.,
Professor, Learning Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal, Young Women's Leadership Academy, Grand Prairie ISD
Dawson Orr, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Education Policy & Leadership, Simmons School of Education, SMU
Teacher, Cannon Elementary, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning, Dallas ISD
Rob Rouse, Ph.D.,
Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning, SMU
Karen Thierry, Ph.D.,
Director of Research & Evaluation, Momentous Institute
Assistant Principal, Solar Preparatory School for Girls, Dallas ISD
Candace Walkington, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning, SMU
Location: Hughes-Trigg Ballroom
Welcome from Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller, RME Director & Professor, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, SMU
Dean David Chard of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development will host a panel discussion with Oswaldo Alvarenga, Dr. Frederick Chang, and Dr. Koshi Dhingra on the importance of STEM from multiple perspectives including those of industry, the community, higher education, and K-12 education.
Dr. Rob Rouse and his colleagues at REAL School Gardens will present an interactive session on how elementary students can learn mathematics through outdoor and garden education.
Dr. Candace Walkington will present on what STEM integration looks like in the middle school mathematics classroom. The lesson and activities will incorporate the use of Geopanes that teachers can apply immediately in their own school setting.
Kelly Kutach is the Math Strategy Manager for Texas Instruments and will present a session on coding in the high school mathematics classroom. This hands-on session will focus on helping students spark an interest in coding with a variety of 10-minute activities teachers can do with their students.
Dr. Mitchell Nathan will share his experiences in integrating STEM into the K-12 mathematics classroom.
Katie Krummeck and her colleagues at Good Shepherd Episcopal School will discuss the burgeoning use of makerspaces to inform creative problem solving.
Informal learning spaces can ignite a lasting interest with memorable experiences for students embedded in STEM learning. Non-profit leaders including the Girl Scouts of North Texas, the Dallas Zoo, Perot Museum, the Trinity River Audubon Center will participate in a moderated discussion on how integrating informal learning spaces into STEM education can meaningfully support students' learning.
How to meaningfully engage parents in their role in supporting STEM education can be a challenge. Dr. Karen Thierry from the Momentous Institute and teachers Anne Mechler, Brianna Sanford, and Sarah Sullivan will talk about the Institute's Family STEM Nights and the research behind family engagement.
Dr. Dawson Orr of the department of Education Policy & Leadership will host a panel discussion with Dave Monaco, Jennifer Oliver, Vicente Reyes, and Jennifer Turner about designing STEM-focused schools. The conversation will focus on efforts to plan, implement, and sustain STEM education.
Leanne Ketterlin Geller, RME Director & Professor, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, SMU
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