2016 Next Generation STEM High School Forum

September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC

The Next Generation STEM High School Forum was one event in a 3-day celebration of the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The approximately 330 participants included many attendees from the previous day’s Active Learning in STEM Education Symposium, plus additional scholars from across the U.S. to discuss research challenges associated with next generation high schools, with a particular emphasis on expanding access, equity, and quality of STEM teaching and learning within next generation high schools.

The Forum included sessions on the maker movement, the use of advanced cyberinfrastructure and data-intensive tools and analyses to motivate, engage, and prepare students, the implementation of rigorous coursework, and the need to invoke an atmosphere of inclusion to ensure that our diverse young learners all experience the joy of science and how that joy translates into their successful futures.

Videos and slides from the meeting are available on the Symposium web site under the Materials tab.

The Symposium was sponsored by the NSF and organized by CIRCL.