@theTable with Dr. Cindy Moss - Why STEM? Why Now?
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg and Discovery Education are pleased to invite administrators, curriculum specialists, teachers, business leaders and after-school program coordinators to join us for an important discussion @theTable with Dr. Cindy Moss, one of the top "100 Women in STEM."
This session presents data about why districts and communities need a STEM education plan that includes local STEM stakeholders, the best practices involved in STEM and the impact this makes on real students in real districts.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:00 pm with our @theTable discussion to follow.
In addition to Dr. Moss' thought-provoking presentation, all attendees will be given access to the Discovery Education STEM Camp - a series of three free STEM curricula that provide thematic learning opportunities maximizing a rich combination of hands on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations and an intentional focus on STEM careers.
About Dr. Moss
Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, is charged with supporting school districts in their work to develop and deploy student initiatives to drive science, technology, engineering and math achievement nationwide.
A nationally respected thought leader in STEM education and reform, Dr. Moss brings over 21 years experience in district leadership, classroom instruction and inquiry based learning to her work as a champion for STEM engagement and career & workforce readiness.
Dr. Moss is a sought-after speaker on the topic of student engagement through STEM and was selected by the National Science Foundation to serve on the federal commission, which created the “National Action Plan for Addressing the Critical Needs of the US Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education System.” In 2012, Dr. Moss was recognized as one of the top “100 Women in STEM.”
Prior to joining Discovery Education, Dr. Moss served as Director of PreK-12 STEM Education for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system, the 17th largest district in the US. Dr. Moss moved into this role after 21 years as a classroom teacher, where she received numerous awards for excellence including RadioShack’s National Teaching Award and the Milken National Educator Award.
Dr. Moss has a BS in Zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead Scholar, a Masters in Science Teaching from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.