Teacher education fulfills a critical link in ensuring all P-12 learners receive the quality of STEM education experiences that will attract and prepare them to pursue STEM degrees and careers in the future. ATE President Dr. Karen Embry-Jenlink is appointing a 3-year ATE / NASA Education Joint Commission on STEM Education in the Future.
The purpose of the Commission is to explore and frame issues related to STEM Education in which ATE has a stake and has the potential to impact positive change. The Commission will commence at the 2018 ATE Annual Meeting and will conclude its work during the 2020 ATE Annual Meeting.
Anticipated outcomes of this Commission will include advocacy and policy work with legislators, professional associations related to educator preparation, state agencies, and industry. White papers and/or contributions to blogs, podcasts, radio and televised / live streamed interviews, and national / international conference symposia will be generated through the collaborative inquiry and discourse of the Commission.
The ATE / NASA Education Joint Commission on STEM Education in the Future will be chaired by Dr. Leslie Huling, senior advisor of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research Project Director in the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative project.To read the full announcement and to see the appointed members click here.
To view a press release from Stephen F. Austin State University click here.