The Second Annual STEM Education Awards
The Future of Digital Learning
September 27, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 STEM Education Award Winners!
Elementary School: Hightower Elementary STEM School, DeKalb County
Middle School: Rossville Middle School, Walker County
High School: Forsyth Central High School, Forsyth CountyExtracurricular Program:CFY: Atlanta’s Digital Learning Program, Fulton County
Post Secondary Outreach: Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing(CEISMC)
Classroom Technology: Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School, Savannah-Chatham County
Corporate Outreach: General Electric (GE), Atlanta, Fulton County
Best STEM Day Activity: Woodland Middle School, East Point, Fulton County
The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative are excited to announce the 2nd Annual STEM Education Awards, an event that will once again recognize and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding effort and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM Education in Georgia.
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- Post Secondary Outreach
- Extracurricular Program
- Best Use of Technology in Classroom or Program
- Corporate Outreach
- Best STEM Day Activity
Please click here to see this year's list of finalists for the 2013 STEM Education Awards.
2013 STEM Education Awards Agenda
"The Future of Digital Learning"
12:00 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
12:30 PM- Lunch Keynote
Robert Swiggum– Chief Information Officer, Georgia Department of Education
Topic: Online Digital World Will Re-Imagine and Liberate Learning
Bob is the Chief Architect for the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). Bob will highlight the system that is designed to provide longitudinal information on individual students throughout the state. It has been recognized as state of the art and this forum provides an opportunity for many teachers, principals and school district personnel to see the system first hand.
After Lunch Programs
1:30 PM- Dr Lance Ford – Creating a Blended Learning Environment - Presented virtually by Cisco Systems
Dr. Lance Ford teaches remote students for a university system and builds visual community in multiple classrooms when he is geographically removed by over 1800 miles and a time zone. Blending synchronous and asynchronous tools with a scalable TelePresence suite Dr. Ford provides the opportunity to create a community of learners.
2:15 PM- Panel Discussion on Implementing Digital Learning in the Classroom
- Moderator –Dr. Robert Mayes- Georgia Southern University
- Jill Hobson – Director, Instructional Technology- Forsyth County Schools
- Kelly Stewart – Digital Learning Specialist – Atlanta Public Schools
- Jodie Butler - Head of State Policy, North America- Promethean, Inc
- Ed Morrison - Director of Instructional Technology- Barrow County Schools
The Panelists represent different aspects of Digital Learning and are considered the leaders in Digital Learning in Georgia. The discussion will provide a look at current best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning into the classroom.
3:00 PM Optional Workshop – Exploring STEM School Certification
- Dr. Gilda Lyon- STEM Program Specialist- Georgia Department of Education
- Dr. Jeff Mathews- Principal- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology
- Dr. Mimi Dyer- Director, Academy of Math, Science & Technology- Kennesaw Mountain High School
- Sheila George, Magalie Awosika, Hannah Maharaj- Hightower Elementary STEM School
Dr. Lyon will lead a workshop for educators interested in learning more about Georgia Department of Education STEM Certification process. She will include participants in the STEM Education Awards that are already certified to share their experience and will lead educators through the certification rubric.
5:30 PM Cocktail Party
- Finalists and Sponsors Exhibit Area Opens
6:15 PM STEM Education Awards
- Dinner Served
- Awards Presentation
- Evening Keynote Dr. Robert T. McGrath, Georgia Tech Senior Vice President & Director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
9:00 PM Program Concludes
Congratulations to the 1st Annual STEM Education Awards Winners!
Middle School: Carrollton Middle School, Carrollton
High School: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Lawrenceville
Post Secondary Outreach: Georgia College, Milledgeville
Extracurricular Program: Explorer Post, Savannah
Science Agency: Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT), Atlanta
Public-Private Partnership: Georgia Power and Savannah Chatham County Public School System, Savannah