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NCCU School of Education Research Symposium
Published: Monday, February 10, 2014

North Carolina Central University’s School of Education Research Symposium 2014, STEMulating Teaching Practices:  Innovative Approaches for Addressing Standards-based Performances, is February 22, 2014 in the H.M. Michaux Jr. building from 8:30 am -4:00 pm. The symposium will combine the innovative practices of B-12 educators with the research of university faculty to share and discuss ideas that may advance STEM education and the delivery of the Common Core Standards and NC Essential Standards.   This is an opportunity for professional development for all educators. 

The symposium will also consist of five tracks:  Track 1: Birth -2nd grade; Track 2:  3nd grade – 5th grade; Track 3: Middle Grades; Track 4:  High School; Track 5:  Exceptional Children.   The symposium will end with a panel discussion on technology in the classroom. 

The keynote address will be given by Dr. Lee Stiff, a leading educator in mathematics education.  Dr. Stiff is a Professor of Mathematics Education and an associate member of the math department at North Carolina State University.  He has taught courses on the uses of technology in teaching mathematics, and the mathematics education of African-American children.

Dr. Stiff has conducted workshops for elementary, middle grades, high school, and college teachers of mathematics in American Samoa, Bermuda, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Ghana and nearly all 50 states of the United States. In recent summers, he has conducted professional development workshops for Atlanta Public Schools, working with elementary and middle grades teachers of mathematics.  In addition to working with classroom teachers, he is a popular keynote speaker at meetings that serve the needs of school leadership, such as the National Middle School Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and the Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency /Georgia DOE Summer Conference and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.  He continues to work with school leaders through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics where he served as president 2000-2002

He has more than 100 publications, including the authorship, co-authorship, or editorship of twelve textbooks in middle grades and high school mathematics.

Please follow the attached link for information regarding registration at  https://www.nccu.edu/donation/index.cfm?spec=stemteach

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