Two experts in STEM education will present important information for anyone interested in preparing our students for the global workforce and economy. In addition to parents and teachers, all middle and high school students are encouraged to attend.
Mr. Michael Kennedy’s talk is titled "State of STEM Education: What I learned in Washington."
Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for 2010-11 at the Dept of Energy, Washington DC,
Asst Science Department Chair, Neuqua Valley High School
National Board Certified Physics Teacher at NVHS since 2000
Recipient of multiple state and national teaching awards
Head Boys Track and Field coach
B.S. (Math, Physics), University of Chicago, and M.S. (Math), St Xavier University
Mr. Kennedy will give his take on changes that need to be made in order for 204 and the country to be successful in STEM. He provided recommendations to policy-makers in Congress and appropriate branches of the federal government about developing and/or managing STEM educational programs.
Mr. Matt Kirkpatrick’s talk is titled "State of STEM Education in 204."
District 204 STEM Coordinator
Science Department Chair, Metea Valley High School
Biology, Chemistry, Physics teacher in District 204 for 9 years
GK-12 Cooperating Teacher (Collaborated with Science Researcher from UIUC to Incorporate Authentic Classroom Explorations in Neuroscience and Evolution)
Visionary/proponent of iSTEM Program in 204 high schools
Recipient of multiple Influential Educator Awards
B.S. (Biology), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and M.A. (Ed Leadership), North Central College
Mr. Kirkpatrick will focus on the successes and challenges in implementing current and future STEM initiatives in 204.
When: Sunday, Dec 4, 2011 from 3-5 pm
Where: Neuqua Valley High School Auditorium
Who: All students, parents, staff, and residents are encouraged to attend
For more information, contact Alka Tyle @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-527-1349.