During remarks at STEM Day at the Capitol, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the 2020 statewide STEM summit, “Transforming Education for the Workforce.” Presented by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and Future Ready Iowa, the summit will be held on April 14, 2020, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The focus of the summit will be to connect Iowa’s educators and employers to expand work-based learning and computer science as critical aspects of STEM education.
“This year’s summit focuses on transforming education through work-based learning and computer science,” said Gov. Reynolds. “It’s the natural next step in immersing our students in science, technology, engineering, and math so that they can thrive in a competitive, global economy. By connecting their classroom learning to real-world career opportunities, we help turn their passion it into a worthwhile career.”
Practicing PreK-12 and informal educators who attend the summit will receive complimentary registration. Teachers can receive substitute teacher reimbursement and licensure renewal credit through Central Rivers AEA at no additional cost, compliments of STEM Council corporate partners. Bringing along students (also free admission) is encouraged.
The agenda for the Transforming Education for the Workforce Summit includes remarks by the Governor, employers, educators and students. For more information or to register, visit www.IowaSTEM.gov/2020STEMsummit.