STEM Summit XI held November 21, 2014

STEM Summit XI was held November 21, 2014, at Harford Community College, and featured many important speakers and topics. First we started the day with a brief overview of new STEM initiatives in Harford County Public Schools. Download the slides here. Harford Community College also presented information about its STEM initiatives.

One of the highlights of the morning was a panel discussion on technology in the classroom. Teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools shared with the audience how they are employing technology in the classroom and how it is changing instruction. It was a fascinating conversation.

Next, we heard a presentation from Cindy Hasselbring, special assistant to the State Superintendent on “Maryland’s Top STEM Priorities” and she shared information about the Maryland State Department of Education’s STEM strategic planning process. Those slides are available here.

US News and World Report presented information about its newly developed “STEM Index,” which measures the national performance in STEM employment and subjects using 93 individual data points. This was a fascinating topic and we look forward to hearing more about the STEM Index in years to come. Download the slides here.

Lastly, we broke into discussion groups on two topics — Technology in the Classroom and Women In STEM.

The next STEM Summit will be held in May 2014.

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