Register Now — FREE Event for NCESD STEM Cooperative Members!

The 2021 STEM Summit highlights professional learning opportunities for teachers and educational staff members in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics taught by experts and specialists in their fields. The STEM Summit, held in August each year, typically hosts about 1000 attendees during 5 days with over 100 sessions offered. Click the “Registration” tab on the left to register for the event!

Introducing Our 2021 Keynote Speakers

Share your experience and knowledge at the 2021 STEM Summit! We’re currently accepting applications to be a Presenter until June 18, 2021. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Registration

Join us on August 11-17, 2021 for the 5th Annual (Virtual) STEM Summit

Registration is now open! Just like last year there is a two-step process to ensure the best attendee experience.

STEP 1: Register for the event in pdEnroller
Registration is free for NCESD STEM Cooperative members ($200 for all others). There is the opportunity to purchase 30 Clock Hours.

Step 1: Register for event

STEP 2: Join our event platform SCHED and choose your sessions
Our final schedule will be posted to SCHED by July. You will need to create an account on SCHED to join the 2021 STEM Summit event.

Step 2: Choose Sessions

What Others Are Saying

“A wealth of information and resources for elevating our students’ learning experience.”

“I loved being able to be a student during the sessions. It helped me experience what my students learn.”

“So many good ideas! Thank you for the time to start my planning. This was exactly what I needed!”

“Great ideas that I can use in my classroom!”

“This is one of the BEST conferences I’ve attended in my 30 years of teaching!”

“This summit is so well designed and the presenters are excellent.”

Summit Pricing

Registration is FREE for NCESD STEM District Cooperative Members

Almira
Brewster
Bridgeport
Cascade
Cashmere
Entiat
Ephrata
Grand Coulee Dam

Lake Chelan
Manson
Methow Valley
Moses Lake
Nespelem
Okanogan
Omak
Orondo

Palisades
Quincy
Soap Lake
Tonasket
Warden
Wenatchee
Wilson Creek

Other Attendees

The STEM Summit is open to educators from school districts not in the NCESD STEM Cooperative. Registration costs are $200 for non-cooperative members.

Clock Hours Available

There are 30 Clock Hours available for purchase ($90) for attending the STEM Summit. 

Questions?

Contact Barbara Nuxoll at NCESD if you have questions about registering for the STEM Summit.

2021 Keynote Speakers

Click on the image below to open the speaker’s bio in a new tab.

2021 Sessions

We’re constantly adding new sessions to the schedule. To see the latest session, please visit our SCHED schedule here. We expect to have the final schedule by July 1, 2021.

Reminder: The 2021 STEM Summit is VIRTUAL and PAPERLESS! Use the SCHED app to create your schedule and attend the sessions | iOS | Android | Desktop

Focuses & Topics

The STEM Summit is for everyone! Here’s a little taste of the learning strands (topics) you can expect to see at this year’s Summit:

  • Career & Technical Education (CTE)
  • Career Connected Learning
  • Engineering
  • Early Learning
  • Math
  • Science
  • Computer Science/AI
  • EdTech
  • STEM Inclusion

Learn from Other Educators

At the STEM Summit you have the opportunity to learn from educators (just like you)! We are excited to welcome presenters from the following districts and organizations:

  • North Central Education District
  • Wenatchee School District
  • More coming soon!
Share your experience and knowledge at the 2021 STEM Summit! We’re currently accepting applications to be a Presenter until June 18, 2021. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

2021-22 Science Kit Trainings – August 18-20, 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In previous years, we have offered these trainings during the STEM Summit. Trainings will not be held during the STEM Summit this year and require separate registration (see below).

This year, we are offerings trainings for five of the newest Smithsonian Science for the Classroom Science units. These trainings are free to STEM Materials Co-Op members, and $75 for others.

Each training session will be offered twice; an AM session and a PM session. Each session is offered via in-person (limit 15) and simultaneously via Zoom (limit 50). In-person participants get to try out the materials, and Zoom participants will be watching and have the opportunity to ask questions.

In addition to the five Classroom Science unit trainings, we are offering a “Carolina Science 101” session designed to familiarize teachers with all of the online resources associated with the Smithsonian curriculum.

Please note: You do not need to attend the trainings to receive a Kit during the school year. Click here to learn more about Science Kits and other resources offered by NCESD.

Training Sessions

Select the grade level/session below and use the links to register via pdEnroller. Unlike previous years, these trainings are not included with your STEM Summit registration and you must register separately.

These trainings are free to STEM Materials Co-Op members, and $75 for others.

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 1st grade kit: How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Go Dark?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

PM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 2nd Grade:  How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 3rd Grade: How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 4th Grade: How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?  A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Wed, August 18 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Learn the all new Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, research based, 5th Grade:  How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively teach the kit in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Thu, August 19 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Carolina Science Online (CSO) offers online resources to support Carolina’s hands-on labs and science curricula. Learn how to use this platform to better utilize all of the resources available to you in teaching the Smithsonian suite of science units.

A Carolina Science kit trainer will prepare you to effectively use this resource in your classroom in this three hour event.  3 STEM Clock Hours are available for attendance.

AM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

PM Session: Fri, August 20 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Questions?

If you have questions about our Science Kit trainings, please contact Cari Haug (NCESD’s Regional Science Coordinator)

 

Additional Training Opportunities

Districts are encouraged to develop their own trainers who can attend a facilitator institute in June where they can develop their presentations and ask questions. Districts may also choose to contact NCESD to arrange a training. A minimum of ten teachers is required. For districts in the STEM cooperative (the professional learning cooperative, not the STEM Materials Center program) the fee is $25 per participant; all other districts will be charged $125 per participant with a minimum of 10.

2021 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the STEM Summit and connecting directly with educators in the North Central Washington region and beyond? Learn more here or email Pete Phillips.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I get partial clock hours, or do I need to purchase for the entire Summit?
    • You can purchase only what you need. We will mark you attended based on attendance at each session. You will then get a notification from pdEnroller and can purchase you customized clock hours. If you watch the recorded sessions, we will take attendance manually and you will be able to purchase those clock hours too.
  • Will the sessions be recorded?
    • Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available in SCHED.
      • By the next day, go back into sched and choose the session you want to watch
      • Click the Video Stream button and the recording will play
    • You can watch these sessions until 8/31/21 and receive clock hours too!!
    • To receive clock hours for recorded sessions please fill out this form.
  • Where are the links to the Zoom sessions?
    • All links are in the SCHED app. Go to SCHED.com and search for 2021 stem summit, or download the app, login, and find your session info.