Monday, August 19, 2013

Sign Up Now for the Free Global STEMx Education Conference in September


We hope you will consider joining us for the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and will be free to attend!

STEMxCon will be a highly inclusive event that will engage students and educators around the globe and will encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching. The call for presentations has been issued. More information below.

Please register at http://www.stemxcon.com to attend and to be kept informed.  

Why the “x” in STEMx?
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics acronym is no longer adequate, as it is missing well over 20 letters that represent key skills & disciplines. As such, x = Computer Science (CS), Computational Thinking (CT), Inquiry (I), Creativity & Innovation (CI), Global Fluency (GF), Collaboration ( C ), ...and other emerging disciplines & 21st century skills.

Keynotes
We have a terrific set of keynote speakers for STEMxCon, including Tim Bell on computer science in New Zealand, Al Byers on STEM teacher learning communities at the NSTA, Jeanne Century on STEM schools, Cristin Frodella on the Google Science Fair, Paloma Garcia-Lopez on the Maker Education Initiative, Iris Lapinski on Apps for Good, Ramsey Musallar on an inquiry-based learning cycle, Ramji Raghavan on sparking curiosity and nurturing creativity, and Avis Yates Rivers on inspiring the next generation in IT. More information at http://stemxcon.com/page/2013-keynotes.

Presenting
This is a practitioner-focused conference, and we encourage all to consider presenting. Proposals can be submitted until September 1st, 2013. More information at http://stemxcon.com/page/2013-call-for-proposals.

Sponsors and Partners
Our founding partners are HP and ISTE. To be a sponsor, please contact steve@hargadon.com. Non-commercial organizations can apply for free partner status at http://stemxcon.com/group/partners-2013.

Global Advisory Board and Volunteering
Sign up to be a member of our global advisory board and help us promote the conference worldwide! http://stemxcon.com/page/2013-global-advisory-board. Conference volunteers (helping moderate conference sessions--a blast if you've never done it!) can sign up here: http://stemxcon.com/group/volunteers-2013.
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