The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In Georgia, STEM education is defined as an integrated curriculum (as opposed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics taught in isolation) that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce.
October 26-27, 2015
The Classic Center, Athens, Georgia
Oct. 26th Lunch Keynote
Dr. Cindy Moss
Dr. Cindy Moss is the Director of Global STEM Education Initiatives at Discovery Education. Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. Dr. Moss taught high school biology and chemistry for 20 years, then led the district STEM education initiatives in Charlotte NC for 9 years. As the Director of Global STEM Education Initiatives, she works with school districts, companies, nonprofits and governments to provide tools, experiences and professional development to teachers so that they can provide high quality, engaging STEM teaching and learning to their students.
Oct. 27th Lunch Event
STEM Student Panel
Opportunity to win grant money
Breakout sessions related to Georgia STEM Certification
Registration to attend
Registration to present