The 3rd Annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education
Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) is hosting this important event in partnership with California Department of Education, Yolo County Office of Education, Sacramento County Office of Education, and partner school districts. The C-STEM Center aims to improve computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM) education in both formal and informal programs in K-14 education. Funded by three National Science Foundation programs --- the National Robotics Initiative, Cyberlearning: Transforming Education, and Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science --- the C-STEM Center has been actively engaged in developing computing and robotics technology and curricula as well as in professional development and implementation in K-12 schools guided by two key objectives:
- Close the achievement gap by broadening participation of students traditionally underrepresented in computing and STEM related careers and post-secondary study.
- Develop students's 21st century problem-solving skills to tackle real world concerns through integrated computing and STEM education.
In this conference, you will learn more about the C-STEM Center, its research work to date and the rich set of resources available to educators and students. Presenters in the breakout sessions are representatives of C-STEM partner teachers. The conference offers a first-hand opportunity to examine the groundbreaking work of the C-STEM Center on Integrated Computing and STEM Education in formal, afterschool, and informal settings; and review the evidence for their impact on increasing student motivation and achievement in STEM subjects, closing the achievement gap, and improving college and career-readiness skills. The conference provides a forum for a dedicated cohort of C-STEM partner teachers, K-14 researchers, educators, policy makers, and industrial partners to discuss and influence the future direction of integrated computing and STEM education. As schools in California are implementing the Common Core Standards and adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, you will learn how to implement C-STEM project-based hands-on integrated learning for solving real-world problems in your classroom and afterschool programs.
Presented at the C-STEM Conference will be the C-STEM Teacher of the Year award to recognize the achievements of C-STEM partner teachers in the current school year and Integrated C-STEM School Certificate for schools achieving the excellence in integrated learning of computing and STEM subjects.
Please find more information on our website: http://c-stem.ucdavis.edu/activities/conference/.
- Breakfast, Snack, and Lunch
- Conference Program
When & Where
UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education --- Research and Outreach
The objective of this UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) is to improve computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM) education in both formal and informal programs in K-14. We add 'C' in front of STEM. The C-STEM Center focuses on broadening participation of female and under represented minorities in computing and developing students' computer-aided problem-solving skills by introducing a user-friendly C/C++ interpreter called Ch with an integrated development environment. Knowledge of computer programming in C/C++ is one of the most fundamental skills for today's students as described in"Ten Reasons to Teach and Learn Computer Programming in C" Ch was especially designed for beginners to learn computer programming in C/C++, as well as scientific visualization and mathematical computing. Our effort will target STEM teachers who might have little or no prior programming background, and their students, through a set of simple, concise, and self-contained computing and programming modules and activities. The C-STEM Center will also study how to streamline the curriculum on computing education in the context of STEM subjects in elementary, middle, and high schools, and first two years in colleges to increase student interest in pursuing STEM related careers and postsecondary study.