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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Friday, July 22 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Global STEM Education –what you should know even if you are not in STEM

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 The Global STEM Education Center will address the following:

· Why Global STEM is not a simple “add-on” to the Global Education and why YOU should know about it – even if you are not in STEM.
· What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals and how it relates to Global STEM Education and why you should know about it?
· Why your students are not going to be ready for the 21 st century without

Global STEM? What is the very minimum, but absolutely “must-have” knowledge for them?

· If you are in STEM – where are we in Global STEM education and where are we going next?
· How to bring Global STEM ® programs to your school and what can you do on a limited budget?
· What you should know about Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and why these are (one of the) “must-have” experiences for educators and students?
· A quick “tutorial” for educators on what NASA and SpaceX are doing and why all educators should know about?
· A brief overview of other innovations and “moonshots” and grand challenges in science and engineering that all educators should know – and why
· STEM Education – a brief summary of mapping to the standards and conducting research and evaluation


Speakers
avatar for Larisa Schelkin, MS PE, MS CS

Larisa Schelkin, MS PE, MS CS

CEO & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc.
Larisa K. Schelkin is CEO & Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation (GSTEM) and President, Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC. Larisa is the author of the Global STEM Classroom® - globally connected... Read More →


Friday July 22, 2016 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Berkeley - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza

Attendees (26)