Don’t Miss Iowa’s Classrooms+Workplaces Summit - April 10, 2024!

The STEM BEST Program at CAM Community School District provides career-linked learning through community partnerships.

The Iowa Classroom+Workplace Summit is fast approaching on April 10, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center, Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, in Des Moines. 

Reserve your seat today at! The registration deadline is April 3. This Summit is open to the public and admission is free of charge thanks to generous sponsors.

Your engagement in this conversation is crucial to help amplify solutions for connecting education and the workforce! 

Presented by the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education, the Summit brings together Iowans from education, business and industry, nonprofits, trade organizations, professional societies, governmental agencies, elected officials, students and others to boost the public conversation and set the stage for inspiring networks, making connections and accessing what is possible to establish learning environments that link classroom learning to real-world career opportunities.

  • The morning will include a presentation by Chief Academic Officer Pat Yongpradit on the “Future of Innovation and STEM: CS and AI Education as a Foundation,” as well as a presentation by ExcelinEd Senior Advisor Quentin Suffren on credentials to careers.
  • Participants will be in for inspiring remarks on the “Importance of Science Education in our World Today” by Rebecca Lucas, Kemin Industries Human Nutrition and Health Global Director of Research and Development, over the lunchtime along with the recognition of the six STEM Teacher Awardees for 2024. The STEM Teacher Award has been sponsored by Kemin Industries since 2014. 
  • The afternoon breakout sessions will provide an array of options for career-linked learning toward bright horizons and actionable outcomes. 
  • Governor Kim Reynolds will be providing closing remarks. 

Please be sure to inform your colleagues and constituents of this unique opportunity and share the link to register by April 3! 


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