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
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) and using and searching the hashtag (#FETC). For even more FETC updates, “like” FETC on Facebook and join the FETC LinkedIn group.
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 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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