San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SATURDAY MAY 13TH 2017
You are specially invited to the annual
~~ Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Parent Conference ~~
"Empowering Parents to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals"
Our goal is to simplify the idea of STEM education and remove some common misconceptions. In fact, we want to convey the message that STEM is part of our everyday activities and life experiences.
We endeavour to break-down gender and media stereotypes, demystify "STEM" while providing an experience that sparks excitement in parents and children for STEM based education.
The STEM Parent Conference 2017 will have 5 Key areas of Involvement:
1. STIC (Science, Technology, Imagination and Creativity) KIDZ ZONE! 3 -12 years
2. Engaging Workshops
3. Expert Panel Discussion
4. Creative Corner (hands-on experience)
5. Marketplace/ Exhibits
The S.T.E.M. Parent Conference discussions will include: Science, Coding, Aviation, Archaeology and Paleontology, Engineering and Robotics, Literacy vs Numeracy, Problem- Solving for STEM, Developing Thinking/ Perception Skills for STEM Careers, Lego Robotics, Alternative Education Pathways, Aligning Education with STEM Career Paths, Financing Education (Grants & Bursaries), STEM grades K-12 and much more...
While in S.T.I.C. Kidz Child Minding, children ages 3-12 years will also engage in fun STEM based activities such as: Science exploration, Aviation Flight Consoles, "Mad Science", Lego Robotics, Creative expression, and more... We encourage Students 13-17 yrs to attend with a parent/guardian
Please join us for an exciting day of STEM learning
A learning event, generously supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Toronto District School Board
Please note that the views expressed at this event do not necessarily reflect those of the Ontario Ministry of Education, TDSB, or any other supporting organization.
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STEM Parent Conference
The STEM Parent Conference is a grassroots initiative by parents advocating for student success promoting student achievement within the community and the education system.
Studies indicate that even modest involvement by parents can boost student enrolment and success in STEM based programs. Therefore connecting parents as educational partners will be a first step in nurturing and developing children who will pursue STEM careers and become future STEM professionals.
This innovative event is designed for families, and community members interested in broadening their knowledge of STEM based programs, professions and innovations. The event will incorporate key note speaker, facilitators, STEM focused organizations, community programs and educational institutions.
The Conference will have 5 Areas of interest: Workshops, Panel Discussion, Creative Corner, Marketplace/Exhibits and Kidz Zone!
Workshops will be developed and delivered by enthusiastic facilitators and designed to challenge and engage families in fun educational hands-on sessions. Each Workshop will endeavour to spark new interests in various fields of STEM while connecting families to new and/or undiscovered success pathways for both parent and child to explore.
2. PANEL DISCUSSION
List of Experts from various organizations and institutions will engage in panel discussions. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with STEM professionals.
3. CREATIVE CORNER
The Creative Corner will be a unique hands-on experience with exciting displays and activities. Parents will be encouraged to get involved & have fun!!
4. MARKETPLACE/ EXHIBITS
Parents will have an opportunity to chat with organization representatives, get valuable resources and connect with the STEM community.
5. KIDZ ZONE!
The conference also will engage children, ages 3 - 12 years old, in STEM activities while in child minding. Here the objective will be to foster teamwork and positive learning experiences, while endeavouring to plant seeds of interest that could grow into a rewarding STEM career. Activities will be offered that will help children explore and experiment together through STEM challenges and related recreational activities.
Please Note: Children between the ages of 13 -17 years of age must attend with a parent/ guardian