Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions

Friday, May 26, 2017
7:30 am   -   8:30 am
Room: Grande Ballroom

Join the following companies for a roundtable discussion over breakfast:

 

Sustaining a STEM Community Through a Student’s Voice
With STEM being a major topic of conversation among educators and employers, how do we ensure that student voices are heard? What if students could play a key role in socializing STEM to their peers, in their communities and nationally by sharing their opinions and ideas about how to bridge the STEM gap? Join us for a discussion on how a group of students called Chief Science Officers are making a national impact and how you can be involved.

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Paradigm Shift: Changing the Culture of Mathematics and Learning in Schools
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MIND Research Institute
Society has a math problem, and it’s not one that can be solved by traditional methods. To improve outcomes at a significant scale in our education system, we must become adept at changing the culture of learning. In this presentation, MIND Research Institute Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Matthew Peterson will demonstrate how neuroscience, motivational research, and innovative technology can transform mathematics and learning for students, teachers, and parents.

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The Employment Revolution: Work-Based Learning and New Pathways to Prosperity
The challenges Americans face are not a result of a lack of opportunities, but rather a lack of the skills and experience to fill available positions. Without a realignment of our educational and employment aspirations, the rift between employers, who are eager to hire skilled workers, and potential employees, many of whom want to work but do not have the relevant skills, will only grow. During this session, The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, will address the realities of today’s workforce and how work-based learning models present a viable path for Americans to participate and prosper in the future of work.

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Volunteer STEM Program in a Box: Making a Difference One Employee and One Student at a Time
The AbbVie Foundation’s Science Engineering Exploration and Knowledge (SEEK) program introduces students to the nature of science and engineering through fun activities aligned with AbbVie expertise. Learn more about how AbbVie, a global science company, and its employee volunteers work closely with underserved students to inspire an interest in science and engineering where employees live and work around the world. The roundtable will include a discussion of best practices for STEM program development and implementation – ensuring that community needs are met and employees have a fulfilling and sustainable program to deliver.

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Watson’s Cognitive Learning Changes the Way Teachers Plan Personalized Instruction
IBM is transforming the learning experience through personalization. Cognitive solutions that understand, reason and learn help educators gain insights into learning styles, preferences, and aptitude of every student. The results are holistic learning paths, for every learner, through their lifelong learning journey. Explore Watson Element and Enlight and discuss how these tools can revolutionize teaching and learning.

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70 Florida Schools Ignite a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning
Along the way, they’ve generated community excitement, elevated teacher attitudes and connected with students like never before. Join us to learn how Santa Rosa Public Schools has invested in long term professional development to transform teaching and learning in their elementary and middle schools. By engaging students in real world problem solving and intentionally bridging learning to future careers, teachers are having more fun, students are achieving at higher levels and parents are clamoring for more. At this breakfast roundtable, discover how Santa Rosa has committed to a shared ownership model to strengthen teacher leaders, build capacity across schools, and sustain a culture of STEM teaching and learning.

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