“sTEAL tHIS” Sessions

Summit offers the opportunity for leaders in STEM teaching to come together and swap strategies for making progress against our shared goals. A hallmark of Summit is the “Steal This” Session, where partners present approaches they’ve used and key lessons learned in their work to address the STEM teacher shortage, inviting attendees to adapt or build on those approaches.

Below, you’ll find the list of topics that we’ll explore together in “Steal This” Sessions at Summit this year. For full session descriptions, presenter information, and scheduled session times, check out our Summit app.

  • Centering Local Context in Teacher Prep: How might we prepare teachers for the specific needs and context of a local district?

  • Active Early STEM: How might we support teachers to create active STEM learning environments for early learners?

  • Implementing NGSS: How might we support teachers in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, including through instructional materials and curricula?

  • Personalized Learning: How might we develop and implement more personalized learning experiences to reach all students?

  • STEM Outside the Classroom: How might we creatively make use of spaces (including outdoor spaces, libraries, museums, etc.) to broaden access to STEM learning?

  • Streamlining Evaluation: How might we structure programmatic evaluations in order to minimize burden on teachers, students, and other participants?

  • Instructional Materials: How might we ensure teachers have access to quality STEM instructional materials?

  • Teacher-led Professional Growth: How might we create teacher-led spaces for professional growth and learning within school environments?

  • Professional Growth That Works For Teachers’ Schedules:  How might we redesign professional growth opportunities that are not limited by the constraints of the school day?

  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: How do business, education, and community partners collaborate successfully to solve challenges facing STEM education?

  • Support for Science in K-8: What are some effective strategies to build administrator support for science instruction in grades K-8, especially when it is not a tested subject?

  • Professional Growth: How might we ensure valuable professional development and growth for STEM teachers?

  • Teacher Preparation: How might we ensure teachers enter the classroom well-prepared to teach STEM?