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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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Appendix A


Convocation Agenda

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
February 9, 2014-February 11, 2014

CONVOCATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  1. Define the problem … with more strategic, integrated approaches to STEM learning across learning platforms (informal, after-school, and formal)
  2. Identify the challenges and opportunities … associated with developing a learning ecosystem
  3. What are the key attributes and characteristics … for possible prototypes of strategic collaborations to move forward?
  4. Disseminate the prototypes … for community uses
  5. Secure attendee commitments … to work on these issues for the ensuing 18 months moving forward with plans of action

Sunday, February 9

7:00 PM Irvine Marriott Catalina Room Registration and Reception (with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages)
Monday, February 10
7:00 AM Hotel Entrance Shuttles Depart for Beckman Center
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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7:20 AM Atrium & Dining Room Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM Main Auditorium

Welcoming Remarks

Mike Town (Organizing Committee Cochair), Redmond High School

Gerald Solomon, Samueli Foundation, STEM Funders Network

Jay Labov, National Research Council

8:40 AM Main Auditorium

Presentation: Moving Forward with STEM Learning for All Children: What Will It Take?

Bruce Alberts, Past President, National Academy of Sciences and Former Editor-in-Chief, Science

9:00 AM Main Auditorium

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Creating Local STEM Learning Collaboration Models

During this session, authors of two recently published reports on STEM learning across multiple platforms will share their findings and engage the attendees in conversation on the implications of their reports on the development of a STEM learning ecosystem.

Moderator: Martin Storksdieck, Board of Science Education, National Research Council

   

9-9:30 AM

STEM Learning Ecosystems

Kathleen Traphagen and Saskia Traill, coauthors, Noyce Foundation

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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9:30-10 AM

STEM Integration in K-12
Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research

Margaret Honey (NRC Committee Chair), New York Hall of Science

   

10-10:30 AM

The Myths and Challenges of Integrating Afterschool Platforms

Anita Krishnamurthi, (Member, Organizing Committee), Afterschool Alliance

Claudia Walker (Member, Organizing Committee), Murphey Traditional Academy

   

Q&A with Audience

10:30 AM Atrium Break and Networking
11:00 AM Main Auditorium

How the Findings and Implications of Research and Policy Can Foster STEM Learning Everywhere

11-11:20 AM
Policy Issues Confronting the Creation of a STEM Learning Ecosystem

Jennifer Peck (Member, Organizing Committee), Partnership for Children & Youth

11:20-11:40 AM

Implications of Research Findings on Cross-Setting Learning

Bronwyn Bevan, San Francisco Exploratorium

Moderator: Elizabeth Stage, Lawrence Hall of Science

   

11:40-Noon

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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Q&A with Audience

   

Topics for initial discussion:

  • Innovations in pre-service and educator professional learning arising from cross-sector collaboration
  • Aligning learning opportunities and creating cross-sector collaboration among informal, afterschool and formal learning providers
12:00 PM Main Auditorium Instructions for Afternoon Breakout Sessions and Other Logistics
12:15 PM Atrium Lunch and Networking
1:15 PM Breakout Rooms
*Room assignments will be determined by sign-up sheets at the registration table

Breakout Group Discussions:
Each breakout group will explore a particular set of issues and opportunities for collaboration in greater detail:

  • Innovations in pre-service and educator professional learning arising through cross-sector collaboration
  • Aligning learning opportunities and creating cross-sector collaboration among schools, afterschool programs, and informal science education providers
  • Online learning technologies in promoting collaboration and cross-sectional learning communities
  • Other topics as suggested by participants in the final morning session
   

Each breakout group will appoint a

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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rapporteur to discuss its findings in brief presentations during the next session

2:15 PM Atrium Break and Networking
2:30 PM Auditorium

Panel Discussion: Rapporteurs from Breakout Sessions

Moderator: Laura Henriques (Member, Organizing Committee), California State University, Long Beach

2:55 PM Main Auditorium Instructions for Afternoon Breakout Sessions and Other Logistics
3:00 PM Breakout Rooms
* To be assigned

Breakout Group Discussions:
Each breakout group will discuss opportunities for collaboration among the three learning platforms (informal, afterschool, formal) sectors:

  • Innovations in pre-service and educator professional learning arising through cross-sector collaboration
  • Online learning technologies in promoting collaboration and cross-sectional learning communities
  • Seeking joint funding and policy solutions for cross-sectional collaboration and implementation
  • Other topics that may be generated through earlier discussions (to be announced)

Each breakout group will appoint a rapporteur to discuss its findings in brief presentations on Tuesday morning

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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4:30 PM Beckman Center Entrance Shuttles return to hotel prior to evening activity at the Discovery Science Center

Dinner, Networking, & Discussion
Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana

6:15 PM Hotel Entrance Shuttles Depart for Discovery Science Center
6:30 PM Discovery Science Center Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM Discovery Science Center Dinner and Opportunity to Explore the Science Center
8:00 PM Discovery Science Center Auditorium

Presentation by OC STEM Initiative Partners:

Discovery Science Center, THINK Together, Tiger Woods Learning Center, Orange County Department of Education

8:45 PM Science of Hockey Exhibit Dessert
9:30 PM Discovery Science Center Entrance Shuttles Depart for Hotel
Tuesday, February 11
7:15 AM Hotel Entrance

Shuttles Depart for Beckman Center (For those heading for airport immediately following the convocation, please bring your luggage with you)

7:30 AM Dining Room and Terrace Breakfast Buffet and Networking
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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8:30 AM Main Auditorium

Framing of the Day and Outcomes
Jay Labov and Gerald Solomon Brief presentations and discussion on Day 1 “aha” moments from small group breakout sessions on collaboration opportunities, and defining the attributes for prototypes

10:00 AM Atrium Break and Networking
10:30 AM Breakout Rooms

Breakout Sessions by Community:
Participants from each learning community (informal, afterschool, formal) will meet separately for this session. Based upon what was discussed yesterday and earlier in the morning, each group should address the following challenges:

  • Plans for interactions with other education sectors
  • Activities to engage other sectors
  • Measurable short-term outcomes (6 weeks)
  • Measurable mid-term outcomes (6 months)
  • Measurable longer-term outcomes (1 year)
  • Contributions to online resources for use by all sectors

Each group should appoint a rapporteur to report the group’s findings in the session after lunch

12:15 PM Atrium Lunch and Networking
1:15 PM Auditorium

Brief Group Reports, Final Questions and Discussion, and Next Steps
Final thoughts from organizing committee followed by open discussion

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Convocation Agenda." National Research Council. 2014. STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Summary of a Convocation on Building Learning Systems. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18818.
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2:30 PM Beckman Center Entrance

Convocation Adjourns
Transportation back to hotel and John Wayne Airport (signup sheets will be available at the registration table)

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) permeate the modern world. The jobs people do, the foods they eat, the vehicles in which they travel, the information they receive, the medicines they take, and many other facets of modern life are constantly changing as STEM knowledge steadily accumulates. Yet STEM education in the United States, despite the importance of these subjects, is consistently falling short. Many students are not graduating from high school with the knowledge and capacities they will need to pursue STEM careers or understand STEM-related issues in the workforce or in their roles as citizens. For decades, efforts to improve STEM education have focused largely on the formal education system. Learning standards for STEM subjects have been developed, teachers have participated in STEM-related professional development, and assessments of various kinds have sought to measure STEM learning. But students do not learn about STEM subjects just in school. Much STEM learning occurs out of school--in organized activities such as afterschool and summer programs, in institutions such as museums and zoos, from the things students watch or read on television and online, and during interactions with peers, parents, mentors, and role models.

To explore how connections among the formal education system, afterschool programs, and the informal education sector could improve STEM learning, a committee of experts from these communities and under the auspices of the Teacher Advisory Council of the National Research Council, in association with the California Teacher Advisory Council organized a convocation that was held in February 2014. Entitled "STEM Learning Is Everywhere: Engaging Schools and Empowering Teachers to Integrate Formal, Informal, and Afterschool Education to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Grades K-8," the convocation brought together more than 100 representatives of all three sectors, along with researchers, policy makers, advocates, and others, to explore a topic that could have far-reaching implications for how students learn about STEM subjects and how educational activities are organized and interact. This report is the summary of that meeting. STEM Learning is Everywhere explores how engaging representatives from the formal, afterschool, and informal education sectors in California and from across the United States could foster more seamless learning of STEM subjects for students in the elementary and middle grades. The report also discusses opportunities for STEM that may result from the new expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and Language Arts.

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