History of this Forum series
11th AnnualCollaborating for STEM Education, Research and Commercialization Forum(Decade II, Forum I)
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
at the University of Notre Dame's Jordan Hall of Science
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The 11th annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM in the Jordan Hall of Science on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Please register here.
This is the start of a second decade of annual gatherings of professionals engaged in STEM education, research and commercialization in Michiana. The purpose of these meetings is to create and sustain a measure of community among ourselves, and thereby strengthen our collective effort to welcome younger members into our community. The metaphor of a banquet is useful, here: to truly welcome people to a dinner, you graciously provide the tools and the environment they need to fully participate. So it is with education: together we invite young people to a banquet, a life which includes and is enriched by STEM literacy and fluency. But is not possible to fully welcome persons to dinner at someone else's home. Effective welcoming requires belonging, and belonging requires--not always, but regularly-being present. Thus we gather together, more often in the small working groups that make up our daily lives, but occasionally together in larger configurations, where all are welcome. Thus, a Forum. Together, we share developments and deployment of scientific and technical--STEM--learning, and this is a long-term effort. Thus, a recurring Forum, measured in the same time frames that our research, educational, and commercial enterprises are measured. Decade II, Forum I.
This year's Forum will renew our focus on establishing a network of relationships among regional STEM professionals, in a way updated by trends and opportunities of the present day. More on the agenda soon.
As always, a lunchtime Collaboration Bazaar will be available to showcase lab, classroom, school-wide, and larger organizational initiatives in these and other areas of actual or potential collaboration. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as certificates for 5 professional growth points for K-12 teachers and administrators.
Forum XI Agenda:
8:30 Breakfast and Paperwork8:55 Welcome (Jordan Hall 105)
9:00 Who's doing what? a sampling from the collaboration bazaar* Community partnerships: Graham Peaslee for the Notre Dame Lead Innovation Team* Growing a start-up culture: James Thompson for the Idea Center at Innovation Park* Smart and Connected Food Access in South Bend: Ronald Metoyer, ND College of Engineering10:05: How they manage: tips for efficient collaboration* Using technology well: Seth Ponder and Nichole Ross on professional development with edtechinthebend* Finding a fulcrum: Andrew Wiand for enFocus10:30 Break10:45 Why collaborate? the vision talks* New employability competency and post-secondary-ready Indiana graduation requirements* Keynote: Collaborating in the digital ocean (John Behrens, Vice President, Center for Digital Data, Analytics, and Adaptive Learning, Pearson)
11:45 Lunch and Collaboration Bazaar
1:15 Looking ahead: a panel discussion* the Honorable Kathie L. Olsen, Founder and Managing Director of ScienceWorks International, former Deputy Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and former Chief Scientist of NASA
* Evan Heit, Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), EHR Directorate, National Science Foundation* John Behrens, Pearson1:55 Plenary discussion2:20 Evaluation
2:30 Forum ends

2:40 Optional Digital Visualization Theatre show begins
3:10 DVT show ends

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