The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association (NLTA) Conference is taking place from December 4th to December 6th at Memorial University in St. John’s. Let’s Talk Science has partnered with the NLTA’s Math-Science Special Interest Council to present a lunch and learn for senior administrators, as well as a keynote address to educators highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“The partnership between the Math-Science Special Interest Council and Let’s Talk Science is a natural one,” explains Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Let’s Talk Science President and Founder. “We both understand the importance of STEM learning in schools in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our sessions at the conference are an effort to find ways to work with schools and their educators to further these common goals.”
In the next 10-15 years, an estimated 6.5 million jobs will be created, many which will require STEM skills. Today’s students will need preparation for these future careers. The keynote, "A Spotlight on STEM Learning: What Youth Think and Why it Matters,” will highlight this topic for educators at the conference and also be delivered via webcast to those across the province who are unable to attend in person.
“We are pleased that Let’s Talk Science has partnered with the NLTA Math Science Special Interest Council,” says James Dinn, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers Association. “This is a wonderful professional learning experience for teachers of mathematics and science.”
Other sessions at the conference include, STEM Teaching and Learning, Climate Change Curriculum, Web 2.0 Tools and Math Assessment, Engaging Girls in STEM, i-Think Math, Number Sense Investigations, among numerous others that will be of interest to math and science teachers.
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