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*I know *there are a lot of great things happening with STEM in Vermont
Schools.  How about getting recognition for some of our stars nationally.



*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*


November 19, 2015


Contact: Susan
Burkhart
Phone: (703) 645-7866
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*Deadline is Thursday to Enter STEM Excellence Awards*

*Innovative STEM Programs to be Recognized at National Ed-Tech Conference*



*ORLANDO, Fla.** –* Educators implementing the growing field of STEM into
their everyday school curriculum will have the opportunity to be honored
for their efforts at FETC 2015, one of the largest conferences in the
nation devoted entirely to education technology. New to the conference, the
2015 STEM Excellence Awards presentation is generating excitement as it
shows appreciation for the hard-work and creativity of today’s teachers.

STEM is the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics
integrated into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world
applications. Teachers are increasingly instructing this interdisciplinary
approach as it relates to students’ future success in college, careers and
life. This engagement of the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical
thinking and creativity) also provides students with the ability to compete
in a new global economy with a workforce population rich in STEM skills and
opportunities.

FETC’s 35th annual conference will take place at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 20-23, where winners of the STEM
Excellence Awards will present their exemplary programs. The event also
will feature dynamic speakers, exhibitors and events designed to provide
PK-12 educators and administrators with an unparalleled opportunity to
explore different technologies while increasing their familiarity with the
latest devices, hardware, software and successful strategies for student
technology integration.

“We are thrilled to showcase schools participating in the study of STEM at
FETC 2015,” said Patrick Gallagher, Event Director, Education Events at
1105 Media. “We believe this kind of recognition will inspire educators to
continue developing ways to innovate this invaluable program.”

What separates STEM from the traditional science, technology, engineering
and mathematics education is the interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects,
STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world
applications.

“It is becoming clearer that personalized learning is a necessity,” says
Gallagher. “STEM addresses each student’s needs and abilities and guides
them to their own, unique pathway to success. At FETC, we want to provide
educators with resources to practice this promising approach.”

Teachers who want to flaunt their school’s STEM success should apply online
at the FETC website by Nov. 20. Nominees and winners will be selected from
each of the elementary, middle and high school levels. Applicants will be
evaluated based on the use of interdisciplinary curriculum, collaboration,
design, problem solving and the STEM experiences offered by each school.
The FETC STEM Advisory Board will evaluate all applications and notify the
main contacts for each application.

To register for FETC 2015 and get information on sessions, presenters,
exhibitors, ticketed workshops and registration, please visit www.fetc.org.
Join the conversation by following the conference on Twitter (@FETC
<http://www.twitter.com/fetc>) and using and searching the hashtag (#FETC
<https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23fetc&src=savs>). For even more
FETC updates, “like” FETC on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/FETC1> and
join the FETC LinkedIn group
<https://www.linkedin.com/groups/FETC-4199675?gid=4199675&mostPopular=&trk=tyah&trkInfo=tarId%3A1412788276882%2Ctas%3Afetc%2Cidx%3A5-1-12>
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*About 1105 Media*

1105 Media, Inc. provides integrated business-to-business information and
media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private
sectors focusing on technology, products, policy, regulation and news
delivered through an assortment of media, including print and online
magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences, executive
summits and trade shows; training and courseware; and Web-based services.
The markets served by these offerings include Government, Education,
Network & Enterprise Computing, Business Intelligence, Office Equipment,
Industrial Health & Safety, Compliance, Security, Environmental Protection,
Water & Wastewater and Home Medical Equipment. 1105 Media is based in
Chatsworth, Calif., with primary offices throughout the U.S. and more than
350 employees.

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*Note**:  Media representatives interested in attending and covering FETC
2015 can register online at www.fetcpress.org
<http://www.fetcpress.org/> or on-site at the Orange County Convention
Center in room S210E. FETC 2015 will feature an on-site Press Room where
registered media representatives can schedule interviews, work stories or
just relax. Media representatives are required to register and will not be
admitted into any FETC venues without a badge issued by FETC press staff.
There is no cost for media registration.*






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