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April 14 – 16

welcome to stem con & Beyond 2023!

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mission: what keeps our gears turning

this year’s line up

That's Amazing!
Connection Rules Everything Around Me
Author Panel
Design and Make STEAM Activities with MakerStudio
Beyond the Narrative
Women in Energy Careers
Play Deficit Disorder
The Asset-Based Approach
Steamed About Roadkill
Panel: Fitting Everything In
Energize Your Class with Wind
Beyond the Narrative

registration includes access to all of this

Access through the end of summer!

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Video Sessions

Over 50+ training sessions to help you confidently implement rigorous, joyful STEM lessons with your class. Some sessions are held live and some are pre-recorded.

Watch a few, or watch them all on your own schedule. You’ll have access to the content through August 31, 2023. An option to extend access through April 2024 is available when you add Video Vault to your registration.

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Watch live sessions and panels and interact with presenters in our private, pop-up Facebook group.

If you’re not on Facebook, don’t worry! You won’t miss out.

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resource, Raffles & More

Downloadable teaching resources are available in select sessions. We also hold daily raffles and giveaways throughout the conference.

We have $2,000+ in prizes to give away so far! You can expect a few additional fun surprises along the way.

professional Development Credits

Professional development requirements vary from state to state, so we have several coverage options to choose from, including grad-level credit through UC Santa Barbara PaCE.

Scroll down to the FAQ to see all of the options, fees, and deadlines to claim credits.

Conference At-a-Glance PDF

Would you prefer to read about the conference in a handy PDF filled with all the information you need? Download the Conference At-a-Glance PDF!

This can also be used for continuing education funding requests or to easily share with your school principal.

This document will be continuously updated as information becomes available.

our presenters

STEM CON & Beyond curates quality presenters who are passionate, knowledgeable experts.
These include national board-certified teachers, STEM professionals, subject matter specialists, professors, authors, and more.

Registration

Friends & Fans Registration Price:

$59 $49!*

*Register by February 10th to lock in this price!

ūüíú 50+ sessions from educators & experts

ūüóāūüóĄ STEM/STEAM printable lessons & activities

ūüĖ• 30+ hours of video & live-stream sessions

ūüėģ Freebies, raffles, & giveaways

ūüĆé Private, pop-up Facebook group

Add-On Options (Available During Checkout)

Each year of STEM CON & Beyond is chock-full of incredible content to inspire and bring back to your classroom the very next day. The 2022 Video Vault gives you access to all of last year’s binge-worthy content immediately!

  • 60+ Video training sessions (35+ hours)
  • Downloadable STEM teaching resources in select sessions
  • 3 Panel discussions
  • Printable certificate of hours completed (check with your district to check if they will accept for CEUs)
  • Access to all content – including the 2023 conference – for a full year (through April 16, 2024)

Find the full session list with descriptions here.

SurTHRIVEal is that dizzying back-and-forth between surviving & thriving … and we know sometimes that roller-coaster happens within the same day! 

If you know, you know!

The STEM SurTHRIVEal Kit helps you do both: 

  • Survive with low/no prep STEM activities that are easy for you, but still challenging for your students
  • Thrive with creative, engaging & memorable STEM activities¬†

This Kit includes 26 resources from 13 of your favorite STEM authors at an extraordinary discount. Regular price of these resources totals over $124!

See exactly what’s inside the STEM SurTHRIVEal Kit here.

Pricing Schedule

$49 Early Bird RegistrationJanuary 16 – February 10, 2023
$59 Regular RegistrationFebruary 11 – March 31, 2023
$79 Late RegistrationApril 1 – April 30, 2023

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT US

Community - I have enjoyed the community of educators gathered here. Feels like we're all in this together - bc we truly are. Thank you to Kerry and the presenters. Brooke, you're a star! - Marcelle
Confidence - "I have more knowledge of cross-curricular STEAM now, which makes it less scary to approach this next year." -Jenni B.
Discover - "This is my 23rd year of teaching, and I have NEVER attended such a well organized, thought out conference. I got more information in the first DAY of this conference than I have ever gotten about STEM..." - Julie
Inspiration "My whole outlook changes every time I attend this." - Katie
Motivation "Thank you for all the amazing buzz and energy - energizing us! I don't think I have ever had more fun or bang for my educational buck!" - Ariel
Take your time. "I know you probably spent countless hours putting everything together. The ease of signing up, finding videos, handouts was amazing!" - Ladybug

Professional development Credit Information

Note: You’ll need to check with your school or district rules to see if they will accept an e-certificate as proof of professional development hours.¬†Please do this prior to conference registration.


Option 1: Instant e-Certificate

At the end of the conference, you can get an instant e-certificate to match the amount of the trainings you chose to view at STEM CON & Beyond 2023. There will be up to 30 hours available.

Fees: None

Deadline: August 31, 2023*
*if you add on the 2022 Video Vault during registration, the deadline extends to April 19, 2024.

This is the first year we are offering grad-level units with a letter grade, which was requested by attendees based on their salary advancement requirements.

Please read through this section carefully to understand the fees, deadlines, and grading rubric.

UC Santa Barbara – Extension

UCSB Extension has approved our conference for three (3) quarter units [equivalent to two (2) semester units].

Fees (fees are in addition to conference registration):

  • $150 UCSB Extension enrollment fee
  • Official transcripts printed & mailed cost $17.50. Or you can choose to have transcripts sent electronically for $15 each.

Enrollment Opens: Jan. 12, 2023

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2023*

*The final deadline to enroll & submit assignments is August 31, 2023. However, there are monthly opportunities to submit assignments and receive transcripts earlier.

    • Transcript application deadlines are as follows:
      • Submit by April 30¬†to receive grade¬†by May 12
      • Submit by May¬†31 to receive grade by¬†June 14
      • Submit by June 30¬†to receive grade by¬†July 14
      • Submit by July 31 to receive grade by¬†Aug. 11
      • Submit by Aug.¬†31 to receive grade by¬†Sept. 8

See UC Santa Barbara’s enrollment form here. (Note: form opens on Jan. 12, 2023)

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Grading Rubric:

You must submit the forms provided at STEM CON & Beyond no later than Aug. 31, 2023.

The following rubric will be used to assign grades (see printable version):

To Earn a ‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ

By Aug. 31, 2023:

  • Attend any combination of sessions to complete 30 hours of content.
  • Submit a form confirming the sessions watched.

To Earn a ‚ÄúB‚ÄĚ

By Aug. 31, 2023:

  • Attend any combination of sessions to complete 30 hours of content.
  • Submit a form confirming sessions watched.
  • Submit a lesson plan assignment showing the application of ideas from the conference*¬†

To Earn an ‚ÄúA‚ÄĚ

By Aug. 31, 2023:

  • Attend any combination of sessions to complete 30 hours of content.
  • Submit a form confirming sessions watched.
  • Submit a lesson plan assignment showing the application of ideas from the conference*
  • Facilitate the lesson with students and submit a written reflection, with an example of student work**

*Some sessions will include downloadable teaching resources. You are welcome to use downloadable materials as the basis for your lesson plan, combine ideas, & apply learnings from any session. You will be asked to credit presenters/sessions that influenced your lesson plan.

Guidelines for what must be included in the lesson plan will be provided, but you may use a lesson plan format of your choice, in keeping with your school or district’s preferences.

**After facilitating the lesson with students, there will be a form to submit a reflection on how the lesson went, what you would change going forward, how you might differentiate or extend, etc. You will be asked to submit an example of student work, which can be a scan of handout completed, a photograph of an engineering build, etc.

Note: To earn an ‚ÄúA‚ÄĚ you will need to conduct a lesson before your school year ends.You do not need to watch all of the required hours prior to conducting your lesson. It is fine to watch some hours prior your lesson and additional hours after the lesson. Forms must be submitted no later than Aug. 31, 2023.¬†



The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, CSTP (an OSPI approved provider) has approved our conference for up to 30 STEM Clock Hours.

Fees (fees are in addition to conference registration):

Attendees will submit an additional transcript processing fee to CSTP. The fee is sliding and depends on the number of hours you are claiming:

  • 1-5 hours: $10
  • 6-10 hours: $15
  • 11-20 hours: $25
  • 21-30 hours: $35

Deadlines:

  • The final deadline to apply is¬†September 17, 2023. However,¬†there¬†are monthly opportunities to submit hours and receive transcripts earlier.
    • Transcript application deadlines are as follows:
      • Submit by April 23 to receive transcripts by May. 15
      • Submit by May 21 to receive transcripts by June. 15
      • Submit by June 18 to receive transcripts by July 15
      • Submit by July 23 to receive transcripts by Aug. 15
      • Submit by Aug. 20 to receive transcripts by Sept. 15
      • Submit by Sept. 17 to receive transcripts by Oct. 15

To earn STEM Clock Hours, teachers must complete their desired number of sessions and submit a form that will be provided inside the conference site.

Illinois teachers can choose to earn up to 30 CPDUs.

Fees (fees are in addition to conference registration):

  • $18 transcript fee

Deadlines:

  • You must complete the desired amount of training and submit a form provided at the end of the conference by¬†Aug. 31, 2023.
    • Note: we are working on setting up options to submit for CPDUs¬†earlier than the final deadline. Check back soon for an update.

New York teachers can choose to earn up to 30 hours to count toward CTLE (Continuing Teacher and Leader Education).

The University of Rochester’s CTLE number will be included on your e-certificate.

Fees (fees are in addition to conference registration):

  • Transcript processing: $2¬†

Deadlines:

  • You must complete the desired amount of training and submit a form provided at the end of the conference by¬†Aug. 31, 2023.
    • Note: we are working on setting up options to submit for CTLEs¬†earlier than the final deadline. Check back soon for an update.

Texas teachers can choose to earn up to 30 CPE Hours.

Fees (fees are in addition to conference registration):

  • None

Deadlines:

  • You must complete the desired amount of training and submit a form provided at the end of the conference by¬†Aug. 31, 2023.
  • The final deadline to apply is August 31, 2023. However,¬†there¬†are monthly opportunities to submit hours and receive transcripts earlier.
    • Transcript application deadlines are as follows:
      • Submit by April 30¬†to receive e-transcripts by May 12
      • Submit by May¬†31 to receive e-transcripts by¬†June 9
      • Submit by June 30¬†to receive e-transcripts by¬†July 14
      • Submit by July 31 to receive e-transcripts by¬†Aug. 11
      • Submit by Aug.¬†31 to receive e-transcripts by¬†Sept. 8

FAQ

Both! While we started three years ago as an elementary conference, we’ve been growing the secondary content each year. You will find a lot of content applies to¬†secondary teachers and homeschoolers.

You can find the best-fit grade levels for each session on the images and in descriptions on our Sessions by Day page.

Our presenters include engineers, master educators, authors, and subject-matter experts.

You can find our past presenters and upcoming presenter information as it becomes available here.

We have six options for PD credits. Each organization/institution has its own fees and deadlines, summarized in the PD Credits Options section (above the FAQ).

You do not have to take days off for this conference as you will have access to all content through Aug. 31, 2023*.

You can watch the sessions on your own time.¬†Please note that there are some deadlines for the PD credits, depending on the option you choose. You’ll find those details in PD Credits Options section (above the FAQ).

That said, attendees in the past have mentioned they were glad they did take the Friday of conference off to soak everything in and attend the live sessions. We’ve added a complimentary sub plan activities¬†inside the conference site that work well for grades 2-6, and could work for older and younger students with a few modifications.

*Note:¬†If you add-on the 2022 Video Vault during registration, access to all sessions, except Dr. Shaun Woodly’s, will extend to April 19, 2024.

Due to contractual obligations, access to Dr. Shaun Woodly’s presentation (Connection Rules Everything Around Me: Using the Power of Relationships to Transcend and Transform) cannot be extended past Aug. 31, 2023. 


Access to Pop-Up Facebook Group

The pop-up Facebook group will be open throughout the month of April 2023. It will be archived April 30, 2023. At the time it is archived, group members will continue to be able to access and search the group, but no new members, posts or comments can be added.

Yes, we do! Each year, we offer a Conference At-a-Glance PDF that remains updated as information becomes available.

Refunds are available through April 1, 2023. After that date we will not issue refunds.

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