Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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Raising Cane's River Center, Baton Rouge, LA 
275 S River Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Dr. Clint Coleman 
Louisiana Board of Regents 
Please join us at the rescheduled LaSTEM Annual Summit on February 8th, 2022! We are back in person at the Raising Cane's River Center in downtown Baton Rouge. Come learn about all the great things LaSTEM has been up to this year.

The format for the Summit includes: 1) Three moderated panels that will focus on listening AND responding to the workforce needs of business and industry and promoting more women and girls in STEM; 2) Promising practice breakout sessions that will focus on successful college and career readiness practices and programs provided by businesses, education, and/or community organizations that are working; 3) Live demonstrations by students; and 4) Vendor presentations.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven J. Pearlman                                                                            "Solving for Academia’s sySTEMic Critical Thinking Crisis".  What’s the state of STEM education and critical thinking?  What’s the difference between the scientific method and critical thinking?  Is mathematical thinking critical thinking?  What is the current state of STEM education and critical thinking outcomes relative to other disciplines? And if you’re STEM educator who wants more critical thinking from your students (and who wouldn’t want that?), then what need you do to foster those thinking skills?

Drawing on research in STEM and using related pedagogical insights from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and education, this address will delineate the myths and realities of critical thinking in STEM education.  It will address the common challenges to critical thinking education that you as a STEM educator share with colleagues across other disciplines, as well as the critical thinking challenges unique to STEM fields.  Most of all, it will outline the key factors that can play a role in STEM classes or programs in order to enrich them with the caliber of critical thinking students that everyone desires.

More Information

If you or your organization are interested in presenting or setting up booth space at the 2022 LaSTEM Annual Summit please fill out the form(s) on the following page by 11/30/21. Selected participants will be notified no later than 12/10/21. All submissions received after 11/30/21 will be selected based on available space. 

Call for Presenters, Vendors, and Non-profits: CLOSED.

About  LaSTEM 

Louisiana Act 392 created the Louisiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (LaSTEM) Advisory Council.  The LaSTEM Advisory Council provides guidance and support for nine designated Regional STEM Network Centers, whose primary objectives are to 1) Build strong foundations for STEM literacy; 2) Increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM and 3) Prepare the STEM workforce for the future.  More information about LaSTEM can be found here:  https://lastem.regents.la.gov/