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7th Annual Collaborating for Education & Research Forum

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
at the University of Notre Dame's Jordan Hall of Science
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The 7th annual Collaborating for Education and Research Forum was held on Saturday, March 1st, from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM in the Jordan Hall of Science on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. This year's theme was Developing STEM Commercialization-Education Connections. See the program below. Breakfast and lunch were provided, as will certificates for 5 professional growth points for K-12 teachers and administrators. See below, right for WNIT post-event coverage of the forum.
2014 Forum Program

8:55 AM Forum Begins ­ Jordan Hall Room 105
Project Lead The Way: Overview, Impacts, and Potential Regional Opportunity
9:00 Introduction and Regional overview ­- Shawn Peterson, Former President and CEO of Corporate Partnership for Economic Growth
9:10 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) overview -­ Vince Bertram, President & CEO, PLTW
9:25 Program, Teacher Training -­ Terri Schulz, Sr. Director of School Engagement, PLTW
Panel: PLTW Impact K­12
  • Carolyn Fletcher, Planetarium Director and Teacher, Kennedy Primary Academy (Launch)
  • Daniel Tyree, Superintendent, Plymouth Community School Corporation (Gateway)
  • Kay Antonelli, Asst. Superintendent, Penn Harris Madison School Corporation (Biomedical Science)
  • Matt Modlin, Magnet Coordinator and Teacher, Riley High School (Engineering)
10:20 Break
10:35 Project Lead The Way Q&A

Commercial­-Educational Partnerships
10:50 Horizon Education Alliance, Elkhart County -­ Brian Weibe, Executive Director
11:10 OrthoWorx, Kosciusko County -­ Brad Bishop, Executive Director

11:30 Chamber of Commerce, Saint Joseph County ­- Jeff Rea, President & CEO

11:50 Announcements
11:55 Lunch & Collaboration Bazaar (lunch served from 12:15 ­ 1:00)

1:15 Plenary Discussion

1:50 Evaluations ­ Please return these to the registration table; K-12 teachers and administrators may pick up a
professional development certificate at this time.

2:00 (optional)
Particle Physics Presentation in the DVT Theater through the north doors. This presentation is open to the public, as part of a day-long masterclass in particle physics held concurrently with the Forum.

This year's forum was sponsored by:
University of Notre Dame's College of Science, College of Engineering, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Center for STEM Education, and Notre Dame QuarkNet Center; also by the Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics and Engineering Collaboration (NISMEC.)