California's first STEM Symposium Underway
Remember attending conferences that emphasized how to teach kids to take tests? Didn’t happen for the 2,000+ educators attending the first annual California STEM Symposium in Sacramento yesterday and today.
Various experts demonstrated hands-on projects incorporating science, technology, engineering and math. The highlight for most educators, however, was the opportunity to pepper students with questions after their presentations on building bridges, creating robots and making solar houses.
Advancing STEM education in California is critically necessary to ensure that current and future generations of California students are provided engaging academic rigor. With the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, now is the time to help schools develop robust and coordinated STEM programs that are relevant and interesting to all students.
Learn more about the Symposium, coordinated by the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.