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Present your work at 100Kin10's 8th Annual Partner Summit!


We’re so glad you’re interested in presenting at Summit. Please carefully read all the details below before continuing on to the form!


100Kin10’s 8th Annual Partner Summit (March 26, 2019 in San Diego, CA) offers the opportunity for leaders in STEM teaching to come together and swap strategies for making progress against our shared goals. A hallmark of Summit is the “Steal This” Session, where partners present approaches they’ve used and key lessons learned as they worked to address the STEM teacher shortage, inviting attendees to adapt or build on those solutions.


This year, we determined some of the topics for "Steal This" Sessions by learning about the challenges partners are facing as they work to address the STEM teacher shortage.


Now, we invite you to directly support peers seeking to learn from the expertise and experiences of the network. By presenting at Summit, you’ll support other partners by offering “stealable” advice about how to tackle these tough challenges, and reflecting on how your approaches and key lessons can inform our collective work. Your advice doesn't have to be a "market-ready" solution -- it can also be a "half-baked" or "imperfect" strategy you've developed!


As a presenter, you’ll be expected to give a 7-10 minute presentation, answer questions, and/or moderate a small group discussion. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all presentation proposals, and we’ll prioritize 100Kin10 partners. You’ll be notified of acceptance and next steps by early February 2019.


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"Steal This" Session Topics -- Challenges 100Kin10 partners are facing:
* indicates directly submitted by a partner!

  • Matching Teacher Prep to Local Needs: How might we prepare teachers for the specific demands of a local district?
  • Active Early STEM: How might we support teachers to create active STEM learning environments for early learners?
  • Implementing NGSS: How might we support teachers in implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, including through instructional materials and curricula?
  • Personalized Learning: How might we develop and implement more personalized learning experiences to reach all students?
  • STEM Outside the Classroom: How might we creatively make use of spaces (including outdoor spaces, libraries, museums, etc.) to broaden access to STEM learning?
  • * Streamlining Evaluation: How might we structure programmatic evaluations in order to minimize burden on teachers, students, and other participants? (Submitted by ExpandED Schools)
  • * Distinguishing High-Quality Resources: How might we help educators -- particularly in rural and underserved areas -- distinguish affordable, high-quality, and relevant STEM curricula and instructional resources among plentiful and accessible options? (Submitted by University of North Carolina / North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics)
  • * Teacher-led Professional Growth: How might we create teacher-led spaces for professional growth and learning within school environments? (Submitted by STEMteachersNYC)
  • * Professional Growth That Works For Teachers’ Schedules: How might we redesign professional growth opportunities that are not limited by the constraints of the school day? (Submitted by Penn State University)
  • * Value of Collaboratively Solving Challenges: How do we communicate the value of connecting business, education, and community partners to collaboratively solve challenges facing STEM education? (Submitted by Washington STEM)
  • * Support for Science in K-8: What are some effective strategies to build administrator support for science instruction in grades K-8, especially when it is not a tested subject? (Submitted by Academy for Urban School Leadership)
  • “Open” topic! Are you working on a solution that you’re eager to present at Summit, and it doesn’t exactly map onto one of the topics above, but it still addresses at least one of the Grand Challenges? Select this option!
Deadline to complete this form: January 18, 2019









In case we need to reach you on the day of Summit.


Many partners collaboratively co-developed great approaches. If you plan to present your work with another organization, please let us know. Please note that the sessions may have a maximum of two presenters total.





Which Challenge Are You Working to Address?


Tell Us About Your Approach

Your responses to the questions below will provide Summit attendees with a succinct overview of the work you’ve developed, how it relates to the challenge you selected above, and the key takeaways partners can expect to learn about.

If your presentation is selected, your responses will be compiled directly, UNEDITED, into a booklet of session descriptions and shared with Summit attendees. Please review your answers carefully before submitting!


This will serve as a key header in the session development booklet! Please make it concise, clear and under 200 characters.

Example: "Enhance NGSS instruction using Learning by Making, an innovative science curriculum where students and teachers use computational thinking and tech resources to solve meaningful problems."

750 characters.

3 Key Takeaways

Help partners adapt what you developed or learned about in their own organization or context! In the questions below, please share 3 key takeaways or “stealable” pieces of advice for partners who are interested in your work.

Keep these takeaways short (under 200 characters). You’ll be able to share more nuance and details during your actual presentation at Summit.


Example: “Let go of being the science expert and learn from your middle and high school students."


TIP: Start each takeaway with a verb!


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