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Conference On STEM-D Teaching In Science Set For Pace's School Of Ed

Pace University's School of Education is among many innovators to be hosting a one-day conference dedicated toward student success in the field of science.
Pace University's School of Education is among many innovators to be hosting a one-day conference dedicated toward student success in the field of science. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Pace University’s School of Education, the Lower Hudson Teacher Center Network, the New York Technology Educators Network, Southern Westchester BOCES and the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center will hosting a conference, “Rethinking STEM-D Education: Innovative Practices from the Field” on Thursday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference will be held in Pace’s Graduate Center at One Martine Avenue, White Plains.

It will be geared toward practitioners and administrators who are interested in student success in STEM-D fields such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design -- including pre-K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, afterschool and museum educators and school and non-school program administrators.

Participants will attend workshops to learn from teachers and researchers who have helped engage students, from elementary through high school, in effective STEM-D instruction. Workshop topics will include robotics, Scratch programming, lunar rover design, roller coaster physics, MaKey MaKey, 3D printing, game design, digital design lab, MakerSpace and nature and science for young children.

There will be two keynote addresses by renowned science education innovators including: • Stephen Jacobs, associate director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s new MAGIC Center and its Technological Literacy Lab, will present “Games for Learning & Education: A Historical Look Back, A Survey of Today’s Landscape and Predictions for the Future That Will Be Proven Wrong Later.” • Vicki Cobb, innovator in hands-on-science and author of the book "Science Experiments You Can Eat," will present “How To Teach Science: It’s Not the Answers That Count, It’s The Questions.”

The cost for the conference is $25, which includes morning refreshments, lunch and a raffle entry to win one of 10 Kindle Fire tablets. Attendees may register online through Pace University or if paying by Purchase Order through MyLearningPlan. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/soe or contact Merrill Lee Fuchs at (914) 773-3884 or soeevents@pace.edu.