National Science Foundation STEM Forum & ExpoThe 7th annual National Science Foundation STEM Forum & Expo will be held in Philadelphia July 11-13, 2018. The session presenter proposal submission closes December 4, 2017. We are looking for people with a science background or strong interest in science to review and score the upper elementary presenter submissions. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ELEMENTARY TEACHER.
The scoring window is open from December 18, 2017 through January 8, 2018. Scoring should take no longer than 30 minutes for each application. Reviewers would receive approximately five applications to score.
Although serving as a panelist reviewer is an unpaid opportunity, it is something that would look fantastic on your resume. Enclosed is the upper elementary strand description. If interested, please contact Brandi Leggett at firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, position and school district (if applicable).
In addition, we are still looking for STEM session proposals, Pre-K through High School. For more information, go to http://www.nsta.org/conferences/sessions.aspx
Upper Elementary Strand Description:
How do we respond to research that indicates that by the time our students reach the fourth grade, a third of them will lose interest in science? How do we ensure that our students develop a solid foundation in the STEM areas so that they are prepared to both work and live in the 21st century? To reverse this trend and ignite their interest in future STEM careers, elementary students need quality learning activities and experiences that spark curiosity, promote confidence, support the rigor of current standards, and develop competence in STEM subjects. The sessions in this strand showcase programs and instructional strategies that support STEM and have been successfully integrated into the elementary core curriculum.
NSTA STEM Forum & Expo Steering Committee