2019 STEM Educators' Summit

The 2019 STEM Educators' Summit was held on January 26, 2019 on the Durham campus!

Thank you for helping make our STEM Summit a great day! Please let us know if you have not received your certificate of participation.

Here are Marina Umaschi Bers' slides!

 

Calling all K-12 teachers! For $30, enjoy a day of STEM professional development and a tour of UNH's new Olson Manufacturing Center. Your registration fee includes workshops, lunch, and parking. 

Consider giving a lightning talk - let other attendees know about the cool things you're doing in your classroom in 5 minutes or less. 

Parking is in B-lot (directions included in link), and it is about an 8-minute walk to Hamilton Smith Hall - click on the map below. 

Campus map with B-lot and Hamilton Smith marked and a walking path marked between the two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before you leave, check if you need your laptop on the agenda for the day. Please bring a water bottle to reduce plastic waste. 

Marina Umaschi Bers - our Keynote Speaker

Link to Dr. Bers' slides!

Marina Umaschi Bers is a professor and chair at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University, where she heads the interdisciplinary Developmental Technologies (DevTech) research group. She also developed and serves as director of the graduate certificate program on Early Childhood Technology at Tufts University. Her research involves the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development, most specifically in early childhood. She co-designed the ScratchJr programming language  and she developed the KIBO robot kit for children 4 to 7 year old, that can be programmed with wooden blocks without using keyboards or screens old. Marina received a MEd from Boston University and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory working with Seymour Papert. Marina’s philosophy, pedagogical and theoretical approach  can be found in her latest book “Coding as Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom” (Routledge, 2018).

Registration now open!