Reimagining STEM Education: SXSWedu 2016

USC Rossier School of Education faculty – John Pascarella, Anthony Maddox, Fred Freking and Corinne Hyde – have submitted a panel to present at SXSWedu 2016.

The panel addresses the critical (and national) need for STEM curriculum changes in K-12 and teacher education curriculum. Read the panel summary below:

Teaching Integrated STEM in Teacher Education:

How do we utilize today’s digital landscape to create meaningful STEM connections in both K-12 and teacher education curriculum?

Changes to state and national standards now require teacher education programs to change their curriculum and fieldwork requirements for teaching STEM – emphasizing an integrated approach to STEM's four core elements: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The USC Rossier School of Education’s panel of professors, faculty and science experts will address this critical (and national) need for curriculum changes, as well as share their experience and expertise on how to develop a STEM curriculum for our next generation of teachers.

The panel will address the following questions:

  • What are the differences between asynchronous and synchronous online learning?
  • What are the challenges and strengths of an online STEM teacher education program?
  • How can we reimagine student work in an integrated STEM teacher education program?

The voting process is open until Friday, September 4th. Everyone is encouraged to vote by creating a SXSWedu PanelPicker account. Voting is limited to one vote per person per topic.

 How to vote:

  1. Sign in and/or create an account for SXSWedu’s PanelPicker platform
  2. Vote for USC Rossier’s SXSWedu panel by clicking the “thumbs up” button in the top right corner

Have questions about our panel or topic? We encourage you to add to the comments section!


About SXSWedu:

SXSWedu is an annual, four-day long education conference in Austin, TX that connects members of the education community through professional development seminars, workshops, and hands-on learning sessions. The conference’s submission and voting process is done through their PanelPicker, a crowd-sourced voting platform that allows anyone – teachers, educators, members of the community – to have a say in each year’s SXSWedu topics and presentations.

We are honored by the opportunity to present at next year’s conference. We attended 2015’s SXSWedu and left with such a valuable, memorable and knowledgeable experience of the teaching and educator communities. Want to learn more about our time at SXSWedu? See our 2015 coverage below: