Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Conference Helps Educators
Move Students Toward Growing
Presenters emphasize engineering
portion of curriculum
WACO, Texas –The occupational outlook
for science-related careers will increase in the United
States by as much as 36 percent between 2010 and 2020,
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local
educators have the opportunity to apply the Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Coalition to their school’s curriculum in preparation
for this exponential career growth with the first Region
12 STEM Conference.
Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 will host
a two-day conference, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 24-25,
at 2101 W. Loop 340 in Waco, to inform educators how
STEM courses can prepare students for both college
and the work force. This conference is geared toward
K-12 science, math, technology, and Career and Technical
Education administrators and teachers. The conference
is also open to the general public.
“This conference is different from anything
else because we will be focusing on engineering. We
need to put the ‘E’ back in STEM in order
for all the components to effectively work together,” Judy
York, ESC Region 12 education specialist, said.
Dr. Ed Sobey, from Northwest Institute for Inquiry,
will kick off the conference with a tour through the
world of innovation. Additional breakout sessions will
inform educators about the opportunities for STEM content
building and resource alignment available in their
local area. National Geographic, Fort Hood, TSTC, MCC
and Baylor University will demonstrate hands-on techniques
and activities to illustrate how STEM curriculum can
relate to careers.
Individuals may register at www.esc12.net with session
#37735. For more information, contact Laura Calhoun
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254.297.1133.
About ESC Region 12
One of 20 regional education service centers statewide,
Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 is dedicated
to serving school districts, charter schools and area
private/parochial schools in improving student performance.
ESC Region 12 partners with school districts to deliver
services and solutions to educators so they may help
all children be successful.
Based in Waco, with satellite
offices in Corsicana, Hamilton, Nolanville and Teague,
ESC Region 12’s service area includes Bell, Bosque,
Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas,
Limestone, McLennan, Mills and Navarro Counties.