Making STEM a Force for Good
Sponsored by the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education and the College Football Playoff Foundation.
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About the Conference
STEM education serves more than an economic means. STEM education can be used as a force for good throughout our communities and as a means for helping young people shape their own futures. This virtual, 3-session Conference will draw on research and the wisdom of practice to help teachers from the STEM disciplines as well as the humanities integrate core concepts and practices from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in ways that address problems that are meaningful to our nation’s youth.
Speakers will address issues of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at the intersection of problem-based learning and relevant, authentic contexts as a means for generating agency among STEM learners. Break-out sessions will provide opportunities for teachers to explore developmentally appropriate ways for young people to engage in rigorous STEM education as a means for respecting the dignity of all people and fostering the common good.
One month after the final session, participants will have the opportunity to attend an optional 4th session in which they will be able to revisit the main ideas of the conference and discuss ways in which the conference’s themes have played out in their own classrooms.