A WORLDWIDE VIRTUAL
STEM CONFERENCE FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
WHAT DRIVES US
Teaching is one of the most important and challenging jobs on the planet. Period.
We believe educators deserve professional development that lives up to the crucial work they are entrusted to do every day.
Yet so much PD misses the mark.
We know from experience that PD can feel almost electric when done well.
We believe that professional development should:
- Be full of high-quality content that is practical and implementable
- Select passionate, knowledgable presenters who are educators and subject-matter experts
- Acknowledge the realities of modern education, and look beyond to see all that is possible!
- Be affordable
- Include flexible options to participate because teachers are busy!
- Be engaging and get neurons firing on all cylinders
- Inspire, re-energize, and reconnect teachers with their calling!
These are the guiding thoughts we have in mind as we put together each conference. We aren’t looking to deliver PD simply; we aim to provide an experience that builds skills and renews your passion and enthusiasm for teaching!
Thousands of Pre-K through 12th grader educators from around the world!
The conference is delivered online in a hybrid format, with both pre-recorded sessions and live-streamed sessions & panels.
This gives us the opportunity to develop community, ask & answer questions, and not have to choose between sessions.
Attendees have access to all content and replays for a whole year, giving everyone the time to digest and revisit content on their own schedules.
THE MEANING OF “& bEYOND”
In 2021, we decided to build on what we started with Elementary STEM CON in 2020.
This year our expansion efforts include more content for secondary teachers, special education, authentic arts integration / STEAM, culturally responsive STEM/STEAM, social-emotional learning, and more.
We added the “& Beyond” tag to indicate our commitment to challenging ourselves each year to build and expand our offering.
HOST & ORGANIZER
Elementary STEM CON & Beyond is hosted and organized by Kerry Tracy. Kerry was a public school teacher for 10 years (grades 2 – 8), holds a master’s degree in Design-Based Learning, and is passionate about high-quality educational experiences for teachers and students.
You may know Kerry from her work on Feel-Good Teaching, STEM Challenge, or YouTube.