Full STEAM Ahead is the theme of this year’s second annual Contra Costa County STEAM Colloquium, to be held Thursday morning, Feb. 2 at the Hilton Concord.
Presented by the Contra Costa County Office of Education, the colloquium is a forum to discuss and share best-education practices in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM). The event brings together numerous K-12 educators, administrators, professionals, legislative policy makers, college and university educators, community organizations and businesses to launch STEAM education forward.
The day’s program will feature a number of breakout sessions and conclude with keynote presenter Georgette Yakman, founder of STEAM Education.
While working on advanced certificates from VATech in Integrated STEAM Education, Yakman developed an educational framework called STEAM. She taught STEAM at a disadvantaged rural high school, where she started a nationally winning engineering team her first year. She is the immediate past president of her state division of teachers. In 2011 she co-launched a movement in Korea to use STEAM nationally as an innovative way to teach K-12.
The $25 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To sign up and learn more about about this year’s STEAM Colloquium, call Hilary Dito at 925-942-3396.