On Thursday, October 23, Discovery Education and Oak Ridge Schools will host the Oak Ridge Schools STEMposium, an interactive discussion focused on best practices for providing students with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they need to succeed in STEM careers. The event will convene educators from some of the most innovative school districts across the country, including Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, Grand Prairie Independent School District (TX), Baldwin County Public Schools (AL), Richland School District Two (SC) and the New York City Department of Education.
Discovery Education’s Global Director of STEM Cindy Moss will deliver the keynote, exploring best practices to create a STEM culture, why districts need a STEM education plan, and the meaningful impact it can have on students and their ability to solve real-world problems. During the rest of the day, participants will examine national and local STEM data, experience STEM teaching and learning, and work together to begin creating the STEM vision for their district.
Through a six-year partnership, Discovery Education is supporting Superintendent Dr. Bruce Borchers’ plan to transform Oak Ridge Schools into the premier preK-12 STEM school district in the nation through engaging digital content and sustained, customized professional development.
Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Dr. Bruce Borchers, Superintendent, Oak Ridge Schools
Dr. Chris Marczak, Assistant Superintendent, Oak Ridge Schools
Dr. Gilda Lyon, STEM Director, Georgia Department of Education
Cristian Carranza, STEM Director, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Kelli Lauth, Principal of STEM Launch School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
Discovery Education STEM Advisory Board members
STEM leaders and district administrators from across the U.S.
Thursday, October 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Pollard Technology Conference Center - Auditorium
210 Badger Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Shawnee Cohn, Discovery Education
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