Get REAL! STEM Education for REAL Challenges, REAL Connections, REAL Life

STEM Conference: Monday, May 6th, 2013
Request for Proposals

Proposal Review: Proposals for one hour presentations for the Get Real! STEM Conference on May 6, 2013 will be accepted until February 10, 2013. You will receive notification of acceptance by March 1, 2013. You may be asked to deliver the same presentation at more than one conference session.

Registration: Please note that presenters will also be required to register for the conference once the registration site opens on January 24. All participants, including presenters, will pay the $25 conference fee, which includes lunch, parking, up to 5 contact hours, and a flashdrive loaded with all the materials supplied by each of the presenters at the conference.

Types of Presentations Requested:

Presentations for K-12 teachers should fall into one of three categories:
1) Interactive Workshops – These are sessions related to STEM education models that involve Challenge Based Learning, Engineering Design, Math/Science Cross Curricular Collaborations, ELA/Science Integration, 21st Century Learning Skills, and/or career exploration (in and out of the classroom), etc. and require active participation from the attendees. These sessions will include a hands-on component.

2) Panel Discussions – Practitioners serving on a panel would be available to share their experiences regarding STEM initiatives, career exploration and readiness, etc. and answer questions from the audience.

3) STEM Related Opportunities - Presenters would share information about STEM related grant opportunities, STEM related professional organizations, national STEM collaboration, STEM opportunities for minorities and women, businesses and industries that support STEM initiatives, and/or other STEM related career exploration and/or readiness opportunities. Networking with other people who can support STEM education and career preparation or the grant process would be a component of this type of session.

Presentations for Administrators
Embracing the new Math Common Core and New Science Learning Standards, STEM Models, 21st Century Learning Skills, College and Career Readiness, the Labor Market, the CEEMS Program, and other STEM Initiatives: These are sessions specifically geared toward the needs of administrators for exploring the benefits of STEM education. They will address grants, resources, networking and how to mobilize the teaching staff toward those efforts.

Please complete the following questions in order to submit your proposal.

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