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News Release
STEM Flyer
STEM Flyer
Parkrose School District and Discovery Education Partner to Host Exclusive Professional Development Event for Local Educators and Administrators Focused on STEM (Photo) - 02/14/18

-Portland Area STEM Leadership Symposium to Explore Best Practices for Creating a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning-

On Tuesday, February 27, Parkrose School District and Discovery Education will partner to deliver an inspiring, professional development event for local educators. During the Portland Area STEM Symposium, participating educators from across the region will discuss how their school systems are engaging key stakeholders to create effective STEM education programs that prepare students for success beyond the classroom.

During this interactive professional learning opportunity, participants will share best practices for creating immersive STEM experiences for all learners. In addition, participants will share with their peers leadership strategies that support the visioning, planning and development of dynamic digital learning environments that support STEM education and other academic disciplines.

This event will begin with an indepth presentation on the rising importance of STEM education presented by Dr. Robert Corbin, Discovery Education's internationally recognized Director of Global STEM Initiatives. Following Dr. Corbin's remarks, Parkrose School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray will share some highlights of the district's efforts to prepare all students for success beyond the classroom through STEM.

Dr. Corbin and other participants will experience and model exceptional STEM education in a fun and engaging "STEMmersion" activity, followed by a student panel of Oregon's very own including Rohan Wagh, 2016 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist, Shahir Rahman, 2017 Siemens Competition Finalist, and one of Parkrose School district's students. This panel will address attendees and offer a message of inspiration on the importance of STEM education.

Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content for the classroom and a division of Discovery Communications, whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel.

Tuesday, February 27
4:00 p.m. -- 7:00 p.m.
*Arrivals & networking at 3:30 p.m. Light dinner will be provided.

Parkrose Middle School Library
11800 NE Shaver St.
Portland, OR 97220

Portland-area Educators
Parkrose School District Superintendent Dr. Karen Gray
Dr. Robert Corbin, Discovery Education, Director of Global STEM Initiatives
Rohan Wagh, middle school student and 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist

Attached Media Files: STEM Flyer
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