Come to the NAS Workshop on the Role of Authentic STEM Learning Experiences in Developing Interest and Competencies for Technology and Computing

October 28, 2019 at 7:00 am 2 comments

Register here. And view the agenda here.

November 4, 2019

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. (reception hour following)

Role of Authentic STEM Learning Experiences in Developing Interest and Competencies for Technology and Computing

Keck Building, Room 100
500 5th St., NW
Washington, DC


The Board on Science Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a public workshop on November 4, 2019 to explore issues in STEM education. The workshop will illustrate the various ways in which stakeholders define and conceptualize authentic STEM learning opportunities for young people in grades K-12 in formal and informal settings, and what that means for the goals, design, and implementation of such experiences. Presenters will unpack the state of the evidence on the role of authentic STEM learning opportunities and promising approaches and strategies in the development of interest and competencies for technology and computing fields. A recurring theme throughout the workshop will be implications for increasing diversity and access to authentic STEM learning experiences among underserved young people.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Lisa Brahms, Monshire Museum of Science (virtual)
  • Loretta Cheeks, Strong TIES
  • Tamara Clegg, University of Maryland
  • Jill Denner, ETR
  • Ron Eglash, University of Michigan
  • Sonia Koshy, Kapor Center
  • Keliann LaConte, Space Science Institute (virtual)
  • Amon Millner, Olin College
  • Kylie Peppler, University of California, Irvine
  • Jean Ryoo, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Emmanuel Schanzer, Bootstrap
  • Shirin Vossoughi, Northwestern University (virtual)
  • David Weintrop, University of Maryland

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. admin  |  October 28, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Mark

    Is there a possibility that this might be live streamed, or a summary made available afterwards? I’m in NZ and follow your blog with interest. I am a CS / Digital Technologies educator and have my own digital makerspace ‘DT Kids Academy’ offering home school, after school and school holiday workshops. I have been holding days targeting girls and attendance has grown from 0 to 10 with just 3 events! I would be keen to see or read a summary of the workshop for research purposes.

    Best regards

    Ginette Van Praag Accredited PLD Facilitator ACC 735

    The Technology Hub Ltd Accredited PLD Provider


    MOBILE: 021 0829 2290

    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  October 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks for the interest, Ginette. No, it won’t be livestreamed, but a report will be generated over the next year.


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