NJSBA is partnering with the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA) to hold an “unconference” on May 7 at The College of New Jersey.  The program will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is focused on the intersection of science, technology, engineering, art and math in K-12 education.

An “unconference” is a loosely-structured conference that emphasizes the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events.  The informal structure leads to fruitful collaboration and the fostering of meaningful professional relationships.

Because attendees drive the discussion topics, there is not a set topic list, however some of the topics from last year’s unconference included integrative STEAM; project-based learning; meeting the Next Generation Science Standards; the hour of code; 3D printing and design; and the “maker”movement that encourages student invention.

NJSBA will be awarding three Board Member Academy credits for participating in the conference.

For information, go to the program website or contact John Henry, NJSBA STEAM and sustainable schools specialist.

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