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First STEMx MOOC Takes Place Sept. 19–21
The International Society for Technology in Education will host the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference, a MOOC dedicated to STEMx educators.
STEMx is a network of educators representing 18 states at present (Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington) and the District of Columbia. Its purpose is to define what constitutes quality STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and to provide support for educators by hosting meetings and bringing together K-12 and higher education faculty with businesses, governments, and philanthropic and community organizations.
The free online event will feature 12 keynote speakers, including university researchers and faculty members, representatives from technology companies, and members of advocacy groups. The lineup currently includes:
- Ramsey Musallam, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory;
- Tim Bell, University of Canterbury;
- Jeanne Century, University of Chicago;
- Al Byers, National Science Teachers Association;
Larry Johnson, New Media Consortium;
- Yolanda Ramos, ISTE;
- Avis Yates Rivers, National Center for Women & Information Technology;
- Iris Lapinski, Apps for Good;
- Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Maker Education Initiative;
- Ramji Raghavan, Agastya International Foundation;
- Cristin Frodella, Google;
Jim Vanides, HP.
The 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference will be held Sept. 19–21 24 hours a day. Further details can be found on the STEMxCon site.