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Statewide K-12 educators to attend STEAMPOSIUM conference

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STEAM TAC Specialist Melissa Bane waves out the window of the new STEAM TAC van, equipped with all the materials for teachers and students to engage in STEAM-learning in fun, new ways. (WVU Photo)

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WHAT: Nearly 200 K-12 educators from across West Virginia will expand their skills in hands-on STEAM learning at the second STEAMPOSIUM conference.

The one-day conference will offer small, personalized grade-level workshops, standards-based lessons focused on enhancing students’ critical thinking and problem solving, and the opportunity to network among fellow educators and STEAM specialists.

The STEAMPOSIUM is hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, the West Virginia Department of Education, the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Technical Assistance Center at West Virginia University, and the June Harless Center at Marshall University.

See the full agenda here.

WHEN: Monday, July 17, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.

WHERE: Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia 

WHO: K-12 educators will join state education leaders, including:

  ·      Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair, Remake Learning

  ·      Tarabeth Heineman, executive director, June Harless Center for Rural Educational Research and Development at Marshall University

  ·      Donna Peduto, executive director, West Virginia Public Education Collaborative

  ·      Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, WVU liaison, STEAM TAC

  ·      Ryan Rydzewski, award-winning author and speaker

  ·      Jennifer Schwertfeger, program manager, STEAM TAC

  ·      Joey Wiseman, director, Office of Student Enrichment, West Virginia Department of Education

  ·      STEAM TAC Specialists

NOTES: Members of the media are invited to attend the keynote address and following workshops between 9-11 a.m.


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