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STEM CARIB
Conference 2018

October 9-12, 2018

Ray Ann Havasy

Center for Science Teaching and Learning
Executive Director

Dr. Havasy has been a scientist, educator, and not-for-profit business executive for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degrees in zoology and education from Connecticut College and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in biology and education from Columbia University. She has been a science teacher, a district wide science coordinator, and a middle school principal. Her educational research focuses on inquiry and informal science education and their connections to student achievement and motivation.

Dr. Havasy has published several articles on science education and was recently recognized for her work by becoming the Society of Professional Engineer’s Educator of the Year. She has recently made keynote presentations at Columbia University and Barnard concerning STEM education and has been awarded a major research grant to study girls and STEM learning. In 2010 Dr. Havasy was named one of New York’s 50 Most Influential Women.

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Sessions

STEM for All Kids
Plenary
12 October 2018 11:00 AM–11:45 AM

There are myths that exist about STEM careers:

  1. that it is for nerds and geeks only
  2. that if you are involved with STEM you must lead a very lonely life.

This lively keynote will look at why this is all fiction. The speaker has been on a series of great adventures as a result of being a scientist and this lively presentation will help people see why STEM is exciting and important.

2B: STEM-Focused Classrooms
Twilight
10 October 2018 03:30 PM–04:30 PM

STEM is not yet truly in the classroom – when will we get there and what will it take? When we look at curricula worldwide we are still teaching science and math as separate subjects, usually without engineering and technology. We say we are teaching STEM but are we?  In reality, even the schools that say they are STEM immersion schools are not, STEM is still conducted as a separate class or classes. For example, ELA is still ELA, without a STEM component. What steps can we take to be truly STEM focused?​​​​​​​

3C: STEM-Focused Classrooms
Twilight
11 October 2018 03:30 PM–04:30 PM

STEM is not yet truly in the classroom – when will we get there and what will it take? When we look at curricula worldwide we are still teaching science and math as separate subjects, usually without engineering and technology. We say we are teaching STEM but are we?  In reality, even the schools that say they are STEM immersion schools are not, STEM is still conducted as a separate class or classes. For example, ELA is still ELA, without a STEM component. What steps can we take to be truly STEM focused?