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SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATORS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING EVENT FOCUSED ON URBAN INFASTRUCTURE AND STEM EDUCATION

SANTA ROSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATORS SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN EXCLUSIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NETWORKING EVENT FOCUSED ON URBAN INFASTRUCTURE 
Milton, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – Four educators from Santa Rosa County School District will join 33 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educators from across the world in the 2016 Discovery Education Summer STEMmersion professional development event. Hosted by Discovery Education July 14-17 at Loyola University in Chicago, IL, this immersive experience focused on the grand engineering challenges of urban infrastructure will provide participating educators with a variety of new strategies they can use to deliver effective STEM instruction in their school system. Participants include:

 

· Joshua Simmons, Bennett Russell Elementary

· Tally Piscopo, S.S. Dixon Intermediate

· Lauren Goodin, Holley-Navarre Intermediate

· Amanda Hutchins, Jay Elementary School

 

During STEMmersion, attendees will participate in a number of interactive seminars and hands-on workshops led by the Discovery Education STEM experts, local experts, and members of the Discovery Education Community that will energize their own STEM teaching and learning. Topics to be covered include using virtual reality in the classroom, writing effective grants for STEM, integrating engineering concepts into instruction, and more.

 

In addition, the STEMmersion event will provide opportunities for educators to connect, collaborate, and share resources, ideas, and strategies for inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem-servers. Upon completing STEMmersion, these educators will return to their local communities prepared to share new techniques for integrating STEM into classroom instruction with their peers across their school system and around the world.

 

Santa Rosa County School District and Discovery Education have partnered on STEAM INNOVATE!, a five-year professional development program that develops teacher-leaders and administrators as they build a culture of STEAM teaching and learning.

 

“Santa Rosa District Schools is excited to expand our horizons in preparing quality teachers for the STEAM experience,” said Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick. “The excitement surrounding this culture change is a catalyst for our community as we prepare students for highly technical careers.”

 

“As participants in Discovery Education’s Summer STEMmersion, these educators have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to developing a culture of STEM in their school that supports the success of every student,” said Cindy Moss, senior director of global STEM initiatives at Discovery Education. “STEMmersion will allow educators from across the country to not only come together and collaborate, but then give them new tools they can take back into their classrooms and implement as they create engaging STEM learning environments for their students.”

 

For more information about Discovery Education’s STEMmersion or other Discovery Education initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

 

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