Thu Jan 23, 1:00 PM - Fri Jan 24, 2:30 PM
1000 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Community: Downtown New Orleans


This event is for school and district leaders who want to create a sustainable ecosystem for STEM education. Energize your local initiative.

Event Details

Experience thought-provoking discussions in an event that brings together stakeholders and policy-makers who are passionate about STEM education. Nationally recognized speakers will provide the launching pad to tackle current issues. Immerse yourself in creating a sustainable ecosystem for STEM education.

Speakers Dr. Rodger Bybee and Mr. Peter McLaren have made significant contributions to science education for 40+ years. Their insights, along with breakout sessions with experts, will provide compelling and substantial support for school and district leaders.


Program of Events
Day 1
Meeting: 1:30-5:00 pm, Higgins Hotel New Orleans
Reception at The National World War II Museum: 6:30-7:00 pm
Dinner/Program: 7:00-8:30 pm

Keynote with Dr. Bybee: "STEM, Standards, and Reform Strategies"
General Session "Ecosystems and Strategic Planning"
Breakout Session Rounds 1 and 2 - including "Creating a STEM Instructional Sequence," "Using NGSS STEM Practices," and local STEM success stories.
Pre-Dinner Reception at The National World War II Museum (access)
Dinner with Speakers, VIP from the National World War II Museum, and Local Education Leadership
Day 2
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am, Higgins Hotel New Orleans
Meeting: 8:00-2:30 pm, Higgins Hotel New Orleans

Breakfast and Group Reports
Keynote with Dr. Rodger Bybee: "A 2020 Vision for STEM Education"
Breakout Session Rounds 3 and 4 - including "21st-Century Skills and a STEM Instructional Sequence," "Strategic Planning to Create a STEM Pathway," and local STEM success stories.
Lunch with Speaker (Education Leader)
Closing Keynote with Dr. Bybee and Mr. McLaren: "Looking to the Future"
Putting It Together - Local STEM Initiative Planning

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