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REL Midwest Event: Supporting STEM in Rural Contexts
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December 13, 2017

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Central Time

Location: Virtual Event (webinar)

Description: This REL Midwest webinar will focus on school- and district-level supports to provide rich STEM learning opportunities for students, including participating in STEM learning networks. The webinar will feature Dr. Haidee Williams, senior technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research, who will present research on supports that have shown promise for increasing student interest and pursuit of STEM fields. David Burns, director of STEM learning networks for Battelle Education, and Rob Evans, communications manager for Battelle Education, will discuss the unique context to implementing STEM programs in rural districts. Burns and Evans will also discuss rural community characteristics that can benefit STEM program implementation and will highlight an example of a successful STEM intervention currently used in rural Ohio schools. Dr. Sally Pardue, director of the Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University, will discuss a STEM initiative in rural Tennessee that grounds STEM in a local context.

Audience: The primary audience for the webinar will include school principals, other school-level administrators, teachers, district-level administrators, district superintendents/assistant superintendents, and researchers.

Name: Haidee Williams, Ph.D.
Title: Senior Technical Assistance Consultant
Affiliation: American Institutes for Research

Name: David Burns
Title: Director of STEM Innovation Networks
Affiliation: Battelle Education

Name: Rob Evans
Title: Communications Manager
Affiliation: Battelle Education

Name: Sally Pardue, Ph.D.
Title: Director of Millard Oakley STEM Center
Affiliation: Tennessee Tech University

Report Citation: Redding, S., & Wahlberg, H. J. (2012). Promoting learning in rural schools. Lincoln, IL: Center on Innovation & Improvement.

Cora Goldston
(312) 690-7391
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