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San Francisco Bay Area 4th Annual STEAM Colloquium

Contra Costa County Office of Education

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)

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4th Annual San Francisco Bay Area STEAM Colloquium
 Full STEAM Ahead: At the Corner of
Common Core and STEAM

Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided  • Space is limited; be sure to register early!

 STEAM Colloquium Schedule and Resource Link

The STEAM Colloquium will:

  • Address critical issues in implementing STEAM education
  • Showcase best practices in STEAM education
  • Build leadership capacity for educators
  • Provide opportunities to develop learning communities throughout the region

The STEAM Colloquium is open to all who want to impact students with STEAM, including:

  • Pre-K to 12 educators, administrators and professionals
  • Legislators and policy makers
  • College and university professors, administrators and students
  • Community organizations
  • Business leaders
  • Parents

Featured Speakers:

Jeffrey DollingerJeffrey Dollinger: Artist, Inventor, Architect, Scientist: Why profoundly successful creators, discoverers and designers move effortlessly between disciplines and how this can inspire your STEAM efforts.

Jeffrey Dollinger is the Executive Director of the award-winning visual arts education program Art in Action. Before joining the Menlo Park based organization, Jeffrey was Senior Vice President of Program Development for Invent Now, a national organization whose mission is to inspire invention and creativity in people of all ages. During his sixteen-year tenure, he was engaged in designing, funding and running programs for kids, college students, and inventors.

Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell: CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based "make tank" focused on products at the crossroads of amusement and education. The interdisciplinary team strives to make entertainment more enriching and learning more fun. Most recently the team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He was a founder of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and bands including Google, Disney and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE. He publishes at and @brentbushnell

Alex KajitaniMultiplication Nation: Get EVERY kid to know their times tables!
Alex Kajitani is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year. In a desperate attempt to connect with his underperforming students, he began rappin’ about the math concepts he was teaching. Now known around the country as “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” his CDs and Workbooks are being used in thousands of homes and classrooms. Join Alex in a breakout session on engaging students in learning multiplication.

Dr. Rona Zollinger: Innovating Education: Engaging Change through Community-Based Science
Dr. Rona ZollingerDr. Rona Zollinger
integrates inquiry, problem-solving and play into an exploration of the places students live and learn about.  Zollinger teaches in an interdisciplinary curriculum at Vicente Martinez High School in Martinez, California, in an environmental and health careers academy called New Leaf Leadership Academy, where students and community leaders work in concert for learning and change. As co-founder of New Leaf, she seeks to build community partnerships that link learning to hands-on experience.

Recipient of many life-time achievement awards, Dr. Zollinger also served as the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for Contra Costa County and a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. In June 2013 as a fellow, she worked on the National Geographic Explorer, an expedition ship, in the Arctic inspiring young explorers to appreciate the exquisite beauty of the polar ecosystem. She is passionate about connecting learning with ecological and human transformation toward a sustainable future.


Engaging breakout sessions will embrace the strands:

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Early Learning in STEAM
  • Integrating Learning
  • Leading with STEAM

Follow the very latest updates on twitter at #steamcolloq


To Register:
Use the registration box at the top of this page.
See the payment options below.

1. To pay by check or Purchase Order: click on the "Show other payment options" text link (below the Register button), then click on the Offline Payment button and follow the instructions provided.

  • Please make checks payable to: Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Please mail checks to: CCCOE, attention Hilary Dito, 77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

2. To pay by credit card: click on the Register button and follow the instructions provided.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may transfer your ticket, however, please update your registration information (see below) or contact us prior to the event so we can update the registration materials.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, login to the Eventbrite web site to update your information, including the attendee name.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.  We welcome substitutions.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Tickets are transferrable (see above). We prefer to print the correct name/company info on the name tag, however, we accept walk-up substitutions.


Contra Costa County Office of Education thanks The Chevron Corporation for its commitment to the STEAM Colloquium and continued outreach in Science, 
Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics opportunities for all students.

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Contra Costa County Office of Education is hosting Full STEAM Ahead: Pathways to the Future in partnership with Gateways East Bay STEM Network at CSU East Bay, Region IV CISC Visual and Performing Arts Subcommittee, and Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership at Alameda County Office of Education.

Colloquium Partners

For more information please contact:
Hilary Dito, STEAM Coordinator
or call (925) 942-3396

Have questions about San Francisco Bay Area 4th Annual STEAM Colloquium? Contact Contra Costa County Office of Education

When & Where

San Ramon Valley Conference Center
3301 Crow Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583

Friday, February 7, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PST)

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