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Tuesday, February 5
 

1:45pm

Afterschool and STEM System Building: Creating Pathways to Success

What are the building blocks to develop afterschool and STEM systems? Utilizing the experience of the California AfterSchool Network, participants will walk through a roadmap for system building and reflect on a series of questions and lessons learned for group discussion. No matter where your state is in afterschool and STEM system building, this session will help you consider next steps.


Facilitators
avatar for Victoria Wegener

Victoria Wegener

Partner, Mainspring Consulting

Resource Experts
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Jeff Buehler

Director, Project LIFTOFF
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Maryann Stimmer

Director, STEMeducators, Inc
Maryann Stimmer has extensive experience in formal and informal STEM education. Since 1994 she has conducted professional development for teachers, parents, administrators and after-school educators and she participates in the development of programs and materials that address equity... Read More →

Network Discussants
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Jeff Davis

Program Director, STEM in OST Programs, California Afterschool Network
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Frank Pisi

Director, California AfterSchool Network

Tuesday February 5, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Salon D JW Marriott Washington DC
  • Session Themes STEM

3:15pm

Engaging STEM Partners: From the Inner Rings to the Outer Orbits

Reaching out within your state to connect with STEM partners can sometimes feel like opening Pandora’s box. This session will highlight how different partners — from 4H to public television stations — can be engaged to join in afterschool STEM system building efforts. Participants in this session will come away with concrete ideas and approaches to engaging the right partners for the right purposes.


Facilitators
avatar for Maryann Stimmer

Maryann Stimmer

Director, STEMeducators, Inc
Maryann Stimmer has extensive experience in formal and informal STEM education. Since 1994 she has conducted professional development for teachers, parents, administrators and after-school educators and she participates in the development of programs and materials that address equity... Read More →

Resource Experts
avatar for Marcella Klein Williams

Marcella Klein Williams

Cheif Education Officer, California STEM Learning Network
STEM can lead the way! We are living in dynamic times. Technological advances have changed our world and education is shifting to meet the challenge. The changes in education are huge with both the redesign in funding (LCFF) and standards (CCSS and NGSS). I am the Chief Education... Read More →

Network Discussants

Tuesday February 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Salon D JW Marriott Washington DC

3:15pm

Quality Afterschool STEM Programs: Building on Youth Development Principles

There is growing interest from the afterschool field, funders and policy-makers to expand STEM opportunities within afterschool and summer programs. With the wide range of curriculum and activities offered, how do we know what high quality STEM programming looks like? During this session participants will explore how quality STEM programming can build off of existing youth development principles, examine a new tool that states and programs can utilize to help discuss and define afterschool STEM quality and learn how one state network developed STEM standards as part of their quality system building.


Facilitators
avatar for Victoria Wegener

Victoria Wegener

Partner, Mainspring Consulting

Resource Experts
Network Discussants

Tuesday February 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Rayburn JW Marriott Washington DC
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

9:30am

Engaging STEM Funders: Roundtable Discussions

Expanding afterschool STEM programming in a state requires a range of partners and a thoughtful approach to sustaining the work. Come talk with afterschool funders to hear why investing in afterschool STEM, both at the program and system level, is critical to success in STEM education. What are different funders — private, business, state — looking to gain from their investment? What are the best approaches and messages? This is your opportunity to get your questions answered and hear other network strategies.


Facilitators
Resource Experts
avatar for Michael Funk

Michael Funk

Director, Expanded Learning Division, California Department of Education
Michael Funk is the Director of the Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) and the Co-Lead of the California System of Support with Dr. Stephanie Gregson, Deputy Superintendent for the California Department of Education (CDE) in partnership with the California Collaborative for Education... Read More →
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Ron Ottinger

Noyce Foundation


Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon D JW Marriott Washington DC
  • Session Themes STEM

9:30am

The Maker Movement and Afterschool: Partners in Learning

What is the Maker Movement? What does “making” look like in the afterschool and summer space? How can networks partner to create Make opportunities for youth? Participants will see how Maker activities pull participants into STEM, creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration by empowering Makers to experiment, participate and learn.


Facilitators
avatar for Victoria Wegener

Victoria Wegener

Partner, Mainspring Consulting

Resource Experts
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Leah Gilliam

Project Director, Hive Learning Network
Leah Gilliam is the Director of Hive NYC Learning Network, a project of the Mozilla Foundation. Leah is a facilitator, educator and designer who is fascinated by systems and the way things work. She has a rich history designing learning experiences and hacking culture—working... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2013 9:30am - 10:45am
Rayburn JW Marriott Washington DC
  • Session Themes STEM

11:00am

Building and Sustaining Digital Media and Learning Opportunities

Join in the national celebration of Digital Learning Day by exploring the role that digital media can play in providing student-centered learning opportunities. Participants will gain insights from local program exemplars into how digital media is helping to elevate learning and support their overall program goals. Participants will be invited to discuss the role of state networks in facilitating partnerships, linking resources, encouraging communication across stakeholder groups and supporting the growth and thoughtful integration of effective digital media and learning practices.


Facilitators
Resource Experts
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Leah Gilliam

Project Director, Hive Learning Network
Leah Gilliam is the Director of Hive NYC Learning Network, a project of the Mozilla Foundation. Leah is a facilitator, educator and designer who is fascinated by systems and the way things work. She has a rich history designing learning experiences and hacking culture—working... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
Rayburn JW Marriott Washington DC
  • Session Themes STEM

1:30pm

Afterschool STEM Policy: Federal and State Focus

What do we need to know to connect to the current STEM policy window? Participants will consider the important issues in advancing federal and state policies to ensure that afterschool programs are an integral part of STEM education initiatives. Resource experts will share what Congress is working on now in STEM related bills and updates on the next generation science standards. Networks will have an opportunity to discuss their state policy issues and strategies with peers and resource experts.


Facilitators
avatar for Victoria Wegener

Victoria Wegener

Partner, Mainspring Consulting

Resource Experts
Network Discussants

Wednesday February 6, 2013 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hart JW Marriott Washington DC