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Growing Strong STEMs: Creating a Statewide STEM Structure that Unites Stakeholders
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michelle Sedberry, M.Ed., (she, her), STEM Coordinator, Texas Education Agency
Sponsored by CoderZ
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Michelle Sedberry loves to watch things grow. Under her purview, the State of Texas has developed a STEM framework for districts to use as a guide for STEM programming and is working to establish a Texas Ecosy-STEM—a collaborative effort that unites various stakeholders to work towards the common goal of increasing access for young people to STEM-rich learning environments so that they are engaged and have mastered the necessary skills for success in STEM careers. Since 2008, Texas has gone from no state-level STEM initiatives to one of the most comprehensive and well-structured in the United States, all led by Michelle.
By attending this edWebinar, you’ll:
- Understand the STEM landscape in Texas and the vision for the future
- Understand the structure of Texas’ Ecosy-STEM and the demonstrated benefits of their top-down organization
- Identify beneficial aspects that could be applied nationwide
Learn about the journey from no STEM to state STEM, a comprehensive view of Texas’ STEM Education Framework, and freely available resources and where to find them. Hear from the top STEM person in all of Texas and see the journey and the benefits of this comprehensive approach for students and educators. Learn about resources and creative ways Texas puts the yeehaw in STEM education.
This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Michelle Sedberry is the STEM coordinator at the Texas Education Agency. Michelle has a graduate certificate in multidisciplinary science focused on bilingual math and science and a master’s in curriculum and instruction. She has been in education for over 20 years as a classroom science teacher, district administrator, regional science specialist, and adjunct science professor at Texas Tech University. She is the published author of Creating Future Engineers through Elementary Engineering Professional Development and has published four science curriculum guides for Hank the Cowdog Ranch Life series which won the Tammie Silver Award in 2018.
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