Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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Jordan Hall Galleria
Jordan Hall of Science
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Tom Loughran
University of Notre Dame

Come to ND STEM Forum XII!

Announcing the 12th annual Collaboration for Education, Research and Commercialization Forum

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM February 23, 2019

Jordan Hall of Science

 University of Notre Dame

 In our increasingly connected and automated world, it is no longer enough to prepare students with static skills for predefined careers. New Indiana Career Readiness high school graduation requirements reflect broad-based awareness of these changing circumstances. The days of largely isolated educational institutions are fading fast...cross-sector collaboration is emerging to effectively prepare students of every age to become lifelong learners. This new generation of learners will continuously adapt for new and emerging careers in dynamic economies, and for participation and leadership in rapidly evolving communities. 

This year's Forum welcomes a broad range of leaders from educational, industry and civic sectors who are shaping the vision for education and workforce development in this new age, at state, regional and local levels.

Schedule, Agenda and Presenters:

8:30 Checkin and continental breakfast

8:55 Gather and introduction, lecture hall 105

9:00 Session I: connected project-based learning

Matt Modlin, Director of Digital Innovation, South Bend Community School Corporation

Trevor Muir, Author, Speaker, Teacher at the Epic Classroom

9:40 Session II: Indiana career readiness requirements

Chad Addie, Workforce & Education Innovation, Northern Indiana Workforce Board

Ben Carter, Director of Workforce and Innovation, Indiana Department of Education

Matt Davis, Manager of Training and Organizational Development, ITAMCO

Carrie Lively, Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Mark Melnick, Executive Director, Workforce Strategic Partnerships, Ivy Tech Community College

10:50  Break

11:00 Session III: South Bend City of Lifelong Learning

Lawrence Greenspun, Director of Public Sector Engagement, Drucker Institute

Fred Teague, Consultant, Drucker Institute

Alkeyna Aldridge, Director of Engagement and Economic Empowerment, City of South Bend

Kevin Thompson, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart (Read about their new county-by-county report here.)

11:50 Lunchtime collaboration bazaar

* Dozens of organizational displays

 * Featuring a collaborative Digital Visualization Theatre project

*  Lunch is provided for all participants in the main lobby (galleria)

1:10 Session IV: reflections on readiness

Scott Ford, Associate Vice President for Economic Development, University of Notre Dame, emcee

Molly Martin, Director, New America Indianapolis


Ryan Hill, Chief School Officer, Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Lisa Deck, Purdue Polytechnic's Indiana Next GenerationManufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC).

Kate Lee, South Bend Regional Chamber and South Bend/Elkhart Regional Partnership

Nathan Storm, Indiana Governor's Workforce Cabinet

This event is free and open to the public. We will provide (no cost) a light breakfast, lunch, and a letter certifying five hours of professional growth for K-12 teachers and administrators who request one at the event. Parking information is here.