STEM Best Practices

June 20, 2017 | Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St Ste 200, Provo, UT 84601


This is an opportunity to learn about STEM Best Practices from Utah community experts and leaders in our K-12 STEM community. The conference will highlight projects from across the state where communities are experiencing success with STEM learning.

The conference will also announce new opportunities for engaging with the STEM Action Center and provide an opportunity for networking to form new partnerships with other STEM stakeholders.

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Utah Valley Convention Center
Tuesday, June 20, 2017



7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast Ballroom

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Dr. Tamara Goetz
Executive Director
Utah STEM Action Center

Joseph South
Former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education

9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. BREAK
9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1
Student Engagement: Classroom Climate
Leadership/Mentoring: Professional Learning Community
Hands-on Learning: Elementary Hands-On Learning
Cross Curricular Connections: SEEd Training Standards
Technology in the Classroom: Utah STEM Bus
STEM Innovation Hub
9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. BREAK
10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions 2
Student Engagement: Making math engaging
Leadership/Mentoring: Mentoring in the Classroom
Hands-on Learning: What is Project Based Learning?
Cross Curricular Connections: What is STEM? STEM Action Center Overview
Technology in the Classroom: STEM Material Library
STEM Innovation Hub
10:50 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. BREAK
10:55 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 3
Student Engagement: STEM Pathways
Leadership/Mentoring: Creating a STEM Culture
Hands-on Learning: Secondary Hands-On Learning
Cross Curricular Connections: Sound and Dance
Technology in the Classroom: Carnegie Mellon Arts and Bots
STEM Innovation Hub
11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Lunch/Networking Ballroom
12:35 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. BREAK
12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 4
Student Engagement: Tying CORE to Projects
Leadership/Mentoring: How to become a STEM School
Hands-on Learning: Informal Science Education Enhancement Presentations
Cross Curricular Connections: STEM and the Arts
Technology in the Classroom: Math Digital Technology
STEM Innovation Hub
1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. BREAK
1:35 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions 5
Student Engagement: How Teachers Can Inspire Students in STEM
Leadership/Mentoring: STEM Equity and Access
Hands-on Learning: Informal Science Education Enhancement
Cross Curricular Connections: Utah STEM Bus
Technology In the Classroom: Digital Teaching and Learning
STEM Innovation Hub
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. STEM School Awards, Raffle and Ice Cream Social


Student Engagement:
Sessions will focus on specific strategies used by teachers to engage students more fully in a STEM class and culture.

Cross Cutting Concepts:
Sessions will demonstrate examples of STEM supporting other subject areas.

Sessions will provide insight and guidance to school leadership on specific leadership skills and opportunities to apply a STEM focus to a school.

Technology Integration:
Sessions focus on appropriate technology integration, do’s and don’ts, and tools available to teachers to use technology in their classrooms.

Hands-On Learning:
Sessions will demonstrate opportunities for hands-on learning focused on STEM- beyond the typical projects.

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