2021 Pre-Service Teacher STEM Conference
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Two days of keynote, breakout and workshop sessions led by state and national leaders in STEM education.
Sessions specific to elementary and secondary level education
Panel presentations, including STEM Teacher of the Year award winners for elementary and secondary education
Sessions on early childhood, ELL and computer science in STEM
Virtual field trips
Hands-on sessions for home or campus
Networking opportunities with STEM faculty from across the state, current K-12 STEM teachers and administrators
Materials and resources for participating students
Sponsors plan an engaging two days, complete with door prizes, raffles and prizes for a final, end-of-conference game.
Who should attend
This conference is open to all pre-service teacher education students at colleges and universities across Iowa, as well as interested faculty.
The virtual event will include two sessions:
Friday, April 9: 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 10: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Keynote speakers include:
Ohkee Lee, professor, childhood education, New York University, known for efforts to establish equity in STEM education
Barb Schwamman, superintendent, Osage Community School District
Jeff Weld, executive director, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
Dr. Okhee Lee
Friday April 9 1:00 to 1:45
Talk Topic: STEM Education with Equity
Saturday April 10, 2:30 to 3:00
Talk Topic: Computer Science Education, Why YOU matter!
Dr. Jeff Weld
Saturday April 10 9:00 to 9:30
Talk Topic: Dr. Weld will provide an overview on the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the impact the STEM Council has had on PreK-12 educators throughout the state of Iowa.