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UMass Kaput Center to host a Roundtable about Massachusetts STEM Initiative & Common Core Standards November 3 at UMass Dartmouth Main Campus

Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Partnership will host a roundtable discussion entitled, Roundtable: Reactions and Reflections to MA STEM Initiative & Common Core Standards. The event is November 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth. Refreshments begin at 3.30 p.m. Participation is free. Register by internet

Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Partnership will host a roundtable discussion entitled, Roundtable: Reactions and Reflections to MA STEM Initiative & Common Core Standards. The event is November 3 from 4-6 p.m. at Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth. Refreshments begin at 3.30 p.m. Participation is free. Register by internet http://stemroundtable.eventbrite.com/ or call: Lindsey Cabral, (774)929-3065

Panel of speakers: Anthony Sapienza, CEO, JA Apparel Corp. & Joseph Abboud Manufacturing and Chair of the New Bedford Economic Development Council
David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development and Executive Director, Governor's STEM Advisory Council
Mark Whalen, Engineering Manager, Lockheed Martin Sippican and Representative for the Commissioner, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Barbara Libby, State Director of STEM, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Ismael Ramirez-Soto, Dean of the School of Education, Public Policy, & Civic Engagement, UMass Dartmouth
Moderator: Stephen Hegedus, Director, Kaput Center

Roundtable discussion questions:
Do you have concerns with the Common Core Standards?
What will be the impact of the STEM Education plan from the Massachusetts' Governor's STEM Advisory Council?
Are you concerned with the future of education here in Massachusetts?
Are children learning enough math and science?
How are universities reacting to the national shortage of scientists?
How are local businesses responding?
What is your role?
Questions/statements can be submitted at http://stemnetwork.blogs.umassd.edu/

Upcoming Events
The Kaput Center is hosting four events throughout the year led by people from education, business and government in Massachusetts which will be roundtable discussions or workshops.

All who are interested in the future of STEM education are welcome.
We will provide a forum to debate and critique educational policy and learn about new educational initiatives in STEM education.

Participants can post their questions or statements and obtain resources related to the event. Teachers will be able to obtain Professional Development Points (PDPs) for attending these events. For more details and resources visit:
http://www.kaputcenter.umassd.edu/projects/network/roundtable/

Listed below are the upcoming events hosted by The Kaput Center.
January 19, 2011, 4-6 p.m., STEM Literacy Standards
How to integrate literacy into math and science classrooms will be discussed.

March 23, 2011, 4-6 p.m., Connecting K-12 STEM to Higher Ed Standards
Creating connections between schools, local industries and UMass Dartmouth faculty

April 27, 2010, 4-6 p.m., Creativity in K-8 Classrooms
How to connect curriculum within the elementary grades and integrate new technologies into K-8 classrooms

 

Author:  "John Hoey [Contact]"
Date:  01-Nov-2010
Department:   James J. Kaput Center

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