Today kicks off this year’s California STEM Summit, held at the Sheraton in San Diego today and tomorrow, October 15-16. The California STEM Learning Network, or CSLNet, is putting on this year’s conference in an effort to bring education’s innovators and teachers together to collaborate on improving STEM education in California. Check out CEO of CSLNet Chris Roe’s article in Huffington Post on the importance of STEM education in California.
This year’s conference theme is “Transforming Ideas Into Action.” The conference website has laid out the goals
of this year’s conference:
The California STEM Summit 2012 will bring together leaders in STEM fields from education, business and industry, policy, research, non-governmental organizations, and governmental agencies to create new partnerships that bring full-scale change to how STEM is taught and learned. These changes will set in motion a new learning model that ensures all students have access to high-quality STEM learning opportunities beginning in pre-kindergarten through college and university.
Keynote speakers for this year’s STEM conference include NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Sugata Mitra, professor of education technology at Newcastle University; David Seidel, Deputy Education Director at NASA, and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
You can follow conference news today and tomorrow on Twitter at @CaSTEMLearning.
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