“STEAM 5.0 – Retooled as TEAMS”
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Presented by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region IV
Thursday, July 12th, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Manassas Park Middle School (8202 Euclid Avenue, Manassas Park 20111)
Speakers, Panels, and Presentations for All PK-12 Educators!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ashley Bear, Program Officer -- 5.7.2018: Release of report, “The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Tree,” from the Committee on Integrating Higher Education in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine Board on Higher Education & Workforce, Policy & Global Affairs; David Skorton & Ashley Bear, Editors. NSTA’s 5.21 Express headline, “New Report Supports the Case for Education that Integrates STEMM Fields with Arts & Humanities.” USA Today 5.16 article by David Skorton and Jane Chu, “STEM is essential for our nation’s future. But it’s not the only discipline that matters.” Dr. Bear is passionate about science outreach to the public and promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM.
Breakout Session Topics and Panels: An Engineering Program + Liberal Arts Education = STEAM for Secondary Teachers; Integrating STEM & The Arts Instruction in Gifted Education Classes and by Elementary Specialists; Cross-Cutting Strategies for Math; STEAM Integration Resources workshops for both Elementary and Secondary Teachers from National Geographic/Cengage Program; The Arts’ Role in STEM; 21st Century Workforce Preparation in STEMM (+ Medicine) Panel; Student Artists Pursuing STEMM Careers Panel- “Why STEAM?”; & more!
Working Lunch: Vertical Alignment and Cross-Curricular Strategies
Co-Presenters: Battlefields of Northern Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics;
Manassas Park City Public Schools
Fees: $20/person $10/current VAST/BNVCTM member
Team of 4 from one school - $70; w/ one VAST/BNVCTM member: $60
First 20 Schools registered will receive a copy of:
STEAM+ Arts Integration: Insights & Practical Applications, Edited by Jacqueline Cofield, 2017. The 12 contributors featured in this anthology are on the frontlines of STEAM+ Arts Integration Education and include engineers, educators, leaders/founders of STEM and STEAM education programs, teaching artists, and cultural programmers. “This anthology will inspire you to, as Alicia Morgan writes in her contribution to the anthology, ‘color outside the lines of conventional thought’.”
Registration fees include: refreshments, lunch, materials. Educators: 6.5 Recertification points.
Please send all of the following information by Saturday, July 7th. Fees due at the workshop.
Name School District _____
School ________________________________Subject Area/Grade Level __________________
Current VAST Member? _ BNVCTM? __ Email address (Summer) __ __ _______ _____
Fee due from each participant- check payable to: “VAST” - cash/check on-site. Teams- please submit registration form for each person. Please contact Susan for Special rate for Students in Pre-Service or if using school invoice. EMAIL TO: Susan Bardenhagen, VAST Region 4 Director- Region4@VAST.org
REGULAR MAIL: Region IV Coordinator, P O Box 2974, Manassas, VA 20108