Meet with peers and exchange ideas to get inspired and elevate STEM education at STEM teacher conferences.
Going above and beyond is common for teachers and burnout is a common by-product of this emotionally demanding job. STEM Jobs has provided options for teachers to keep students motivated after state testing, but how should educators remain motivated while performing this demanding job? Learn about advancements in the education field by meeting with experts and fellow educators at these STEM teacher conferences.
June 26-29, 2016
New Orleans, LA
The American Society for Engineering Education will hold one of the industry’s most notable STEM teacher conferences at the end of June. The 123rd-annual conference offers something for everyone in all areas of engineering education, including an orientation for first-time attendees. During the Division Mixer, members are afforded the opportunity to become acquainted with ASEE divisions and network with fellow attendees. In addition to hearing expert guest speakers, attendees will also be introduced to the student winners of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests, SourceAmerica Design Challenge, First Robotics, SAE Mini Baja, and the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge.
November 3-6, 2016
This November, join the National Association of Biology Teachers for the organization’s annual event that offers opportunities for learning about new trends in biology education across all grade levels. During the 2015 conference, attendees participated in information sessions, such as “30 Minutes to New: AP Biology New Products Primer,” “Biotechnologies: Protein Assays in STEM Education,” “Integrated Learning for a Changing Planet,” and “Using Case Studies with Elementary Students to Learn the Body Systems.” Guest speakers, meal events, field trips, and a First Timer’s Breakfast are also planned for NABT’s STEM teacher conferences.
November 16-18, 2016
St. Louis, MO
In the latter part of 2016, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will unveil a new addition to its STEM teacher conferences by launching the Innov8 Conference, which addresses “Engaging the Struggling Learner.” This inaugural event is group focused from the beginning. Prior to the conference, attendees are asked to vote for sessions they would like to participate in during the event by choosing options through the website’s Presentation Picker (P2) feature. Innov8’s keynote speakers include educators who work at many education levels, such as university professors and primary-education teachers. Through this event, NCTM wishes to arm teachers with effective approaches to math education that are supported by research, help forge collaboration and new relationships between educators who share similar concerns, and promote innovative methods to mathematics instruction.
March 16-18, 2017
During its 79th-annual conference, the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association will focus on “Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers Through Integrative STEM Education.” Using different strands, conference organizers will present four steps of engagement to promote STEM education and help educators spark student interest in the subject. Through strategies centered on engaging students, colleagues, communities, and leaders, ITEEA will prepare educators to promote STEM throughout their communities. For additional fees, guests can also participate in extra activities, such as Specialized Workshops, Engineering by Design Labs, Meal Functions, and Educational Tours.
March 30-April 2, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
The National Science Teachers Association’s 2017 National Conference – Sun, Surf & Science – focuses on recent hot topics in education. NSTA’s event breaks into four strands – NGSS: The Next Generation of Science Teaching, 2017: A STEM Odyssey, Science & Literacy Reloaded, and Mission Possible: Equity for Universal Access – that will afford solutions to specific areas and tie together the interdependent nature of these issues. While each component offers a specific focus, the solutions provided will help teachers create an environment that supports struggling students, yet challenges children who excel in STEM subjects.
While these conferences will end, support systems provided by host organizations will continue long after lectures have closed and panelists have returned home. Discover the benefits of these event-hosting STEM teacher organizations, and others that provide support long after STEM teacher conferences have ended.
Latest posts by Dorothy Crouch (see all)
- 21st Century Skills: Flexibility - March 21, 2018
- Keeping it Real with Pi Day Activities - March 6, 2018
- 8 Ways to Build Mastery with Makerspace Skills Badges - February 28, 2018