Future of STEM Education Policy: National Perspectives and Minnesota Impact
CEHD's policy breakfast series brings a research focus to the conversation about closing Minnesota's achievement gap. Five policy breakfast events will examine the role of school leadership, early childhood education, reading and literacy, STEM education, and teacher preparation. Each event discusses the ways CEHD research can inform Minnesota's education policy.
As the US moves toward implementing the Next Generation Science Standards and Minnesota reviews them, how can we embrace these developments and help inform policy decisions? What are the implications of the recent national reports such as A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research for reducing the achievement gap? What sort of policy support can help move them into widespread use? Join us for a discussion of NGSS, STEM integration, and Minnesota's assessment policy.
Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver a keynote address followed by a response from a local panel.
- Doug Paulson, K-12 STEM Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education
- Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association
- Joe Alfano, K-5 STEM Coordinator with the Minneapolis Public Schools
- Gillian Roehrig, Associate Professor of Science Education and Associate Director, University of Minnesota STEM Education Center
Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Registration and breakfast start at 7:15 a.m.
Opening remarks at 8:00 a.m.
The Commons Hotel - Meridian Ballroom
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
RSVP by April 25
CEHD Dean's Office
Serena L. Wright