STEM Education in a COVID-19 World

AGENDA
October 22,  12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)

Incarceration is a fact of life for some students. Entrepreneurship education can help them find a better path by exposing them to new opportunities and teaching them agency, according to Mott Hall Bridges Academy founder Nadia Lopez. In this session, Lopez talks about programs she implemented that helped students work past barriers, develop new mindsets, and chart pathways to successful futures.

Nadia Lopez Kanoe Namahoe
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Join this presentation to learn more about how LEGO® Education supports hands-on playful learning
through multi-faceted solutions for students and their teachers in K-12 education.

Dr. Jason Sinquefield
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)

Creating a more diverse STEM workforce means drawing more students of color and students who are disadvantaged into math career fields. This session will discuss common barriers, ways to move past them and how to help these students see (and embrace!) opportunities in the field

Kanoe Namahoe Christian Anderson Adrian Mims
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

Remote learning has presented science and math teachers with many challenges, including how to preserve inquiry and engage students in active learning experiences. This session will show you how to give students space to talk, question, draw, think, write, actively listen and try science at home. You will also learn how to engage students in communicating findings, make student thinking visible and productively talk about learning, through a virtual environment.

Paula Kiger Lauren Shea Therese Shanahan

Chefs, data analysts, engineers and football coaches are just some of the STEAM careers students learn about when they participate in the San Francisco 49ers EDU program. Get an overview of the program -- the curriculum, learning activities and professional development -- and hear how it’s helping students broaden their perspective of STEAM and identify potential opportunities in the STEAM workforce.

Kanoe Namahoe Jesse Lovejoy
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)

How do you nurture STEM learning when a pandemic shuts down schools and students are spread out across a rural area? You take STEM to them! Hear about Roseland Montessori’s new mobile STEM classroom (and the grant that made it happen!), the unique opportunities of teaching STEM in rural regions and how they integrate STEM with the Montessori model.

Rainey Iasigi Julie Bertucci Kanoe Namahoe

Technovation, a global technology education nonprofit, teaches young women how to become technology entrepreneurs and build mobile apps aimed at tackling problems in their communities. When COVID-19 shut down the world (and upended their annual competitions), Technovation participants remained focused on their mission and continued collaborating on their projects. Hear how Technovation made this happen -- from adjusting curriculum to ensuring students stayed connected -- and what the experience has taught the participants about developing apps, adjusting to setbacks and staying motivated over the long term.

Paula Kiger Tara Chklovski

More schools are creating e-sports programs as a way to introduce students to STEM and teach them real-world skills. Brian Ellerbe and Michelle Ming of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington DC share the nuts and bolts for building a successful program -- recruiting students, setting parameters for eligibility -- and the outcomes they've seen among their students.

Katie Parsons Michelle Ming Brian Ellerbe
3:45 PM - 3:50 PM (EDT)
Kanoe Namahoe

SPEAKERS

Christian Anderson
Christian Anderson
Morgan State University
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education
Julie Bertucci
Julie Bertucci
Roseland Montessori
First Grade Teacher
Tara Chklovski
Tara Chklovski
Technovation
CEO and Founder
Brian Ellerbe
Brian Ellerbe
Archbishop Carroll High School
Athletic Director
Rainey Iasigi
Rainey Iasigi
Roseland Montessori
Assistant Principal
Paula Kiger
Paula Kiger
SmartBrief
Editor
Nadia Lopez
Nadia Lopez
The Lopez Effect
Founder and CEO, The Lopez Effect; Founder, Mott Hall Bridges Academy
Jesse Lovejoy
Jesse Lovejoy
San Francisco 49ers
Director, 49ers EDU & The San Francisco 49ers Museum; Managing Partner, EDU Academy
Adrian Mims
Adrian Mims
The Calculus Project
National Director
Michelle Ming
Michelle Ming
Archbishop Carroll High School
Engineering Program Director and Mathematics Teacher
Kanoe Namahoe
Kanoe Namahoe
SmartBrief Education
Director of Content
Katie Parsons
Katie Parsons
SmartBrief
Education Editor
Therese Shanahan
Therese Shanahan
University of California, Irvine School of Education
Lecturer, Cal Teach Math and Science Credential Program
Lauren Shea
Lauren Shea
The American University
Professor of Education
Dr. Jason Sinquefield
Dr. Jason Sinquefield
LEGO Education
Head of Regional Sales