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April 21st, 2013

Announcing: A New Conference on Transnational Collaborative STEAM Education

Science House Foundation is pleased to announce our first annual conference on Transnational Collaborative STEAM Education, October 3 & 4, 2013. We invite you all to attend an participate. Please follow this link for our Call for Papers. Space is limited!

In an increasingly interdependent economy, one of the key skills that all science educators, students and scientists will need to succeed is awareness of how to collaborate in a global marketplace. Two of the largest science projects of the last two decades, the human genome project and the large hadron collider, were the results of scientists from hundreds of countries collaborating across cultures. How can we expand these monumental efforts to transnational K-12 science education?

The path to transnational collaboration around science education is highly complex and yet the returns can be great for countries, cultures and economies by translating into new opportunities for jobs, strengthening the education base of students (including retention rates) and providing new venues for self-esteem for K-12 kids.

Speakers at this conference will include lead thinkers from government, NGOs, officials, educators, theorists, scholars, scientists, foundation executives and more.

Some issues that this mini-conference will address include: Understanding the challenges in transnational collaborative curriculum and learning; Science and cultural sensitivity: How to preserve and respect identity; and understanding cross-cultural collaboration means in a science education context.

Who should attend:
Policymakers: If you are a policymaker interested in workforce development, international collaboration, trade, science education, this gathering is for you.

Scholars and Scientists: Transnational collaborative approaches to science and arts education and curriculum provide a new scholarly and teaching challenge. If you would like to offer your research and ideas on how to address these challenges, this conference is for you.

NGOs, Non-profits and Foundations: If your organization is working to create more connections across borders and cultures through education, this conference is for you. We invite you to share your ideas.

We look forward to seeing you in October. We will be updating the site with new announcements about the conference in coming days.