From our friends at Valley Catholic Middle School

Valley Catholic Middle School, in partnership with Cognia, will be hosting a regional STEM conference for educators, parents and community members and others interested in the future of STEM education. The “Think Future: STEM Institute” regional STEM conference takes place on Friday, January 31, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Valley Catholic Middle School, 4420 SW St. Mary’s Drive in Beaverton.

The conference will include presenters and attendees from the Pacific Northwest region, which includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Colorado. Cognia, the conference partner, formerly known as AdvancED, provides schools with accreditation and certification, assessments and professional consulting.

With high-level critical thinking and collaborative, multimodal projects that continue to take precedence over rote memorization and disconnected learning, it is imperative to educate students with the future in mind. Ensuring a strong STEM focus in your school means that students are well-prepared for the digital future with 21st century skills that lead to success in the next generation workplace.

A strong STEM education is a key driver of opportunity and data show that STEM knowledge and skills are critical for student success.

“Those attending the conference will learn how neuroscience is helping educators understand ways to reach each individual student through STEM education, including methods to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into their educational practices.”

Jennifer Gfroerer, Valley Catholic Middle School principal, and doctoral candidate in Neuroeducation at University of Portland

Click here to learn more about registration for the Think Future: STEM Institute.

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