School System to Celebrate STEM and Service Learning Partnerships
Release Date: 8/10/2009 10:47:02 AM
Carroll County Public Schools will host a celebration of past and future partnerships that support the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Service Learning initiatives in our public schools on Friday, August 21, 2009, at Century High School.
STEM is the application of math and science content in engineering and technology formats. These creative hands-on activities model the most engaging teaching strategies, including Service Learning, which will motivate students in grades K-12 to become science, math, and technology leaders in the future, as well as environmentally responsible citizens.
Invited guests will enjoy a variety of activities including the modeling of integrated lessons that focus on the demise and rebirth of the American Chestnut tree, as well as a conversation with Gary Heath, former assistant superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education, regarding the new environmental educational initiatives from the Governor’s office. The keynote speaker will be William Stolzenburg, the author of Where the Wild Things Were. A meet and greet session will follow his presentation.
The schedule for the day is listed below:
9:20 a.m. - Greetings and Light Refreshments
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Gary Heath
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - William Stolzenburg, Keynote Speaker
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch w/ William Stolzenburg and Gary Heath
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Sessions Modeling STEM Lessons.