The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) will host the fourth-annual STEM Summit August 11-13 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The event will highlight multiple professional learning opportunities for an estimated 400 teachers and educational staff members in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics taught by experts and specialists in their fields.
Each day will begin with a keynote speaker and will feature over 60 breakout sessions over the course of the three days. Up to 24 clock hours are available. Registration is now available at https://www.ncesd.org/service/stem/stemsummit/
Sessions are being carefully selected based on attendee feedback gained after the previous three events, current areas of focus in STEM education, and curriculum updates. New additions this year include a tract focused on Early Learning and a Teacher Academy hosted by the Chelan County PUD.
Keynote speakers include Jeff Utecht, CEO (title) and Angela Jones, CEO of Washington STEM. Utecht was a featured keynote presenter during the 2018 STEM Summit and his talk on The Speed of Normalcy was a highlight for participants. During that presentation he explained: “We live in a digital world, we work in a digital world and we learn in a digital world. It’s time to stop apologizing for being connected and start thinking about how the connection is affecting the way we work, play and live and learn.”
The 2020 STEM Summit is presented with support from Microsoft and the Chelan County PUD.
“This event is offered to provide teachers and educational staff members from throughout North Central Washington with innovative STEM educational tools and resources, curriculum updates, and information on a variety of STEM-related topics. The NCESD works hard to remain on the cutting edge of education and we’re proud to offer this popular event to our region’s educators,” explained Pete Phillips, Executive Director of Technology Services at the NCESD.
Registration and event details can be found at https://www.ncesd.org/service/stem/stemsummit/