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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Highlighting our success, Understanding current State priorities, Making plans for the future

9:00-9:20 - Welcome and Overview (Whole Group Plenary)

View the Conference Introduction session.

9:20-10:00- Icebreaker: Benefits and Challenges of Collaboration
(Small Group Break Outs)

10:00-10:15- Break (informal networking time)

10:15-Noon- Advances in STEM Teacher Preparation --- Mini-workshops

  • Strand A
    • (10:15-noon) Supporting the Success of Minoritized Students through Diversity Campaigns (105 min)

View the icebreaker report out.

  • Strand B
    • Session 1 (10:15-11:05; 45 min.):
      Rubrics for Clinically-oriented, Practice-based Teacher Preparation
    • Session 2 (11:10-noon; 45 min.):
      Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) across the Educator Career Span

View the Rubrics Workshop Recording.

  • Strand C
    • Session 1 (10:15-11:05; 45 min.):
      Effective Collaboration Building Within and Between Institutions
    • Session 2 (11:10-noon; 45 min.):
      Inclusion of Computer Science, Engineering and Sustainability into STEM Teacher Preparation Programs

View the PCK Workshop Recording.
Noon-12:45- Lunch Break

12:45-2:00- State Priorities and Driving Forces in K-12 STEM Education: State Agencies and Organizations (Panel/Discussion)

  • Kimberley Astle, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Tana Peterman, Washington STEM  (WA-STEM)
  • Rod Lucero, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability & Reform (CEEDAR)
  • Erica Hernandez-Scott, Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB)
  • Randy Spaulding, State Board of Education (SBE)

View the Thursday Panel Discussion.
2:00-2:15 - Reflection and Break ---How is this relevant to me? (my work, my program, my institution?)

2:15-2:20 - Transition to breakouts

2:20-3:20 - Multiple breakout sessions, with panelists

View the Thursday afternoon breakout session share out.
3:20-4:00 - Share out and overview of Day 2, Road check

Friday, June 17, 2022 

Local Priorities and Driving Forces and Partnerships to Improve STEM Education

(8:00-9:00) - Pre-meeting: Informal team and/or networking time

9:00-9:05 - Brief Overview of Day 2

View the Friday morning introduction and Panel discussion.
9:05-10:20 - Local Priorities and Driving Forces in K-12 STEM classrooms (Panel of K-12 teachers and Administrators)

  • Doug Dowell (Central Kitsap SD)
  • Megan Rivard (PEI)
  • Allison Drago (PLU)
  • Laurie Selle (Sumner SD )
  • Trish Bieber (Bethel SD)
  • Isabel Mills (Bellingham Schools)

10:20-10:30 - Break and Reflection: How can existing and new collaborations help to improve Elementary and Secondary teaching of STEM?

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10:30-12:05 - Leveraging the Power of Partnerships to Improve STEM Teaching (multiple breakouts)

12:05-12:30 - Recommendations share out

12:30-1:00 - Thanks, Next Steps, and Conference Evaluation