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STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Downloads: Philadelphia Agenda.pdf | Philadelphia Speaker Bios.pdf | Philadelphia Program Descriptions.pdf
Time Description
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Continental Breakfast and Introduction to Exhibits

- Welcome, Overview of Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks Innovate to Educate: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning for Tomorrow's World
- Inspiring Quality STEM Education: A National Perspective
  • Carl Wieman , Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Inspiring Quality STEM Education: A View From the National Science Foundation
- What Everyone Ought to Know About the Successful K-12 STEM Education Report | View Presentation
  • Adam Gamoran , Chair, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Highly Successful Schools; Department of Sociology and Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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The Report In Action
Open Exhibitions and Lunch at Your Own Pace

- Making the Case: The Role of Common Standards
This session familiarized participants with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education. Panelists described the implications for STEM curriculum, instruction and assessment as we move forward. Moderator: Janice Earle, Coordinator, Evaluation Activities, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF Panelists:
  • Jere Confrey , Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education, College of Education, North Carolina State University
  • Stephen Pruitt , Vice President for Content, Research and Development, Achieve
  • Brian Reiser , Professor of Learning Sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
- STEM Everywhere: Out-of-school Learning
This session allowed further exploration of the important role of out-of-school learning (informal education, after-school learning, community engagement). Participants examined the connections between school and out-of-school learning, as well as the strengths and challenges of developing and sustaining strong STEM programs. Moderator: Dennis Schatz, Program Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF Panelists:
  • Dale McCreedy , Director of the Gender and Family Learning Programs Department, The Franklin Institute
  • Erica Stevens , Senior Director of Education and the Arts, Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Martin Storksdieck , Director, Board on Science Education, NRC
  • Susan Yoon , Lead, Spark!; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
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Open Exhibitions

Downloads: Philadelphia Agenda.pdf | Philadelphia Speaker Bios.pdf | Philadelphia Program Descriptions.pdf
Time Description
- Equal Access Innovation
Panelists addressed practices that lead to opportunities for all students to become engaged in strong STEM learning. Moderator: Darryl Williams, Program Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF Panelists:
  • Elaine Allensworth , Senior Director and Chief Research Officer, Chicago Consortium for School Research
  • Chris Lehmann , Founding Principal, Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Willie Pearson , Professor, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Michael Lach , Special Assistant, STEM Education, US Department of Education
- Building Bridges: From Report to Reality
Panel members who represent states, schools and school districts, and business reflected on the implications for programs, policies, research and funding. Moderator: James Hamos, Program Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, NSF Panelists:
- Call to Action: A Charge to the Nation