Innovation and discovery in technology and science have drastically changed the world over the past 20 years. Yet the way in which children and teachers are educated in the United States continues to be rooted in Victorian standards.
In order to keep up with an increasingly technological world and meet the growing demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers and innovators, we need a new educational foundation, one that is based on cross sector partnerships, collaboration and strong leadership.
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.
At STEM Summit 2012 you will:
- Learn how to strengthen public-private partnerships and align resources
- Learn about the Power of Discovery: STEM2, an initiative mobilizing a broad coalition of stakeholders to deliver high-quality STEM experiences during out-of-school hours
- Learn about new efforts to enhance STEM Teacher Pathways
- Understand how the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards will play a key role in advancing STEM education
- Connect with new and existing STEM partners from K-12, higher education, policy makers and business and industry
We have identified the problem: the lack of quality STEM learning opportunities. Now it’s time to come together, share our knowledge and expertise and create the solutions that will prepare the state of California and its students for the STEM-centric future.
We hope you’ll join us at the California STEM Summit 2012: Transforming Ideas Into Action October 15-16 in San Diego.