Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Project Tomorrow at the California STEM Symposium

This year's California STEM Symposium takes place from October 29 to October 30, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Now in it's third year, the California STEM Symposium continues to improve STEM instruction by defining the "how" or how to teach and integrate STEM subject matter and how to make it relevant and engaging for all students, as well as connect teachers and organizations that are working to build tomorrow's STEM workforce with like-minded partners and resources.

Project Tomorrow is excited to host two sessions at this year's event! If you are attending this year's symposium, be sure to mark your calendars for the following sessions:

The Gender Divide and Digital Learning in STEM Fields
Thursday, October 29
9:40am to 10:55 am
Room 206B
Presented by Ann McMullan, Project Tomorrow Consultant

Speak Up Project Research annually demonstrates the connection between gender differences in students’ use of digital resources for learning, and how girls want to use technology to explore STEM fields. This session will review the latest CA Speak Up results and discuss promising practices for erasing gender divides in learning.

Recruiting the Next Generation of STEM Teachers Through YouthTEACH2Learn
Thursday, October 29
3:30pm to 4:45pm
Room 207C
Presented by Gregory Nicholson, Director of Advancement, Project Tomorrow

YouthTEACH2Learn is a high school class teaching students how to develop and teach mathematics and science lessons to elementary students. Presenters share the experiences of students, past and present, and review seven years of research on this program’s impact on student interest and motivation to pursue STEM teaching careers.

Are you attending this year's California STEM Symposium? If so, let us know. We look forward to seeing you there!