Register for Ready. Set. STEM: A Day to Spark Inspiration and Innovation

We are planning a fun STEM-filled day on November 1st to help you prepare for National STEM Day. Join interactive sessions lead by educators and ed tech specialists as they tell their stories and answer questions about implementing STEM in their classrooms. Our goal is to inspire you with tools, tips, and lessons to use on National STEM Day.

Here are the details

Event: Ready. Set. STEM: A Day to Spark Inspiration and Innovation
Date: Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
Time: 4pm ET to 7pm ET (1pm PT to 4pm PT)
Length of Session: 30 minutes
Format: Virtual


4:00 p.m. — 3DU - The Foundation of 3D Printing in EVERY Classroom

4:00 p.m. — Fun Ways to Engage with Science

4:30 p.m. — Introduction to Tinkercad Classrooms

4:30 p.m. — Creative Ways to Incorporate 3D Printers

5:00 p.m. — The Dynamic World of Virtual Reality (VR) in STEM education

5:00 p.m. — Integrating 3D Printing into your Science Courses

5:30 p.m. — Implementing Drones into your Class

5:30 p.m. — Literacy + STEM: Synergizing Through Novel Engineering

6:00 p.m. — Incentivizing STEM

6:00 p.m. — Print and Paint: Creating Art with 3D Technology

6:30 p.m. — KEYNOTE - AI: Education's Superhero or Supervillan?

Presenter Bios

Scott Hanselman

VP of Developer Community at Microsoft
Scott Hanselman is a renowned educator, technologist, and advocate for STEM education. With over 30 years of experience in teaching and technology, he has been at the forefront of integrating innovative tools into educational settings. He's currently the VP of Developer Community at Microsoft. Scott is passionate about empowering educators to leverage technology effectively to enhance student learning experiences.

Meredith Williams

Middle School Science Teacher at Freedom Middle School, Orlando, FL
Meredith is a teacher at Freedom MS in Orlando, FL, and is in her 8th year teaching middle school in Orange County Public Schools. She was a Marine Biologist by trade for nearly 20 years before she began her teaching career and fully understands the importance of hands on learning. "Outside the box thinking when creating lesson plans with STEM activities and/or 3D printed materials has sparked curiosity and engagement with all levels of learners in my classroom."

Gina Keenan

Umety North American Channel Manager
A former English Language teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, and adjunct professor, Gina brings her education background into her role with Umety, an immersive learning platform. "I fully believe that VR in the classroom can build engagement, excitement, comprehension and provide opportunities that wouldn't otherwise be available. It can also inspire students to pursue careers in creation and technology."

Keven Rinaman

Director of Innovation and Educational Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools, Tiffin, OH
Keven Rinaman is an educator and author. He serves as the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology at Calvert Catholic Schools. He has taught history, math, and technology at middle and high school grades, and has served as the technology director and Dean of Students for his district. He is a graduate of Heidelberg University and Western Governors University, earning both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Tiffin University. Keven is the author of 3DU: A Guide to 3D Printing in Every Classroom, the host of an educational podcast titled, Magic Potion EDU, and blogs at Keven has spoken at numerous national and regional conferences including FETC and OETC..

Daniel Thompson

Middle School Science Teacher at The Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Thompson is a graduate of Auburn University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Science/Biology Education. He currently teaches at the acclaimed Ron Clark Academy cultivating students’ skills in chemistry, physics, and biology. Mr. Thompson attributes his success to stern discipline, heightened rigor, deep engagement, thorough inquiry, and critical questioning within the classroom. He firmly believes in developing strong relationships with students to reach the maximum potential within each child. Additionally, Mr. Thompson utilizes a blend of whole brain teaching methods along with music and technology to push and engage his students.

Karleen Vaughn

Boxlight Innovation Studio Program Manager
Karleen Vaughn, Ed.S. is a seasoned educator with 16 years of experience and 2 graduate degrees in Instructional Technology. She taught middle grades math, science, and special education for 12 years before embarking on 4 1/2 years of Instructional technology coaching. During that time, Karleen supported teachers and leaders on all topics of teaching & learning through technology integration. Her passion for technology in education is only rivaled by her excitement for all things STEM and Maker Education related. Karleen is currently the Innovation Studio Program Manager for Boxlight Corporation and continues to use her passion and experience to engage, educate, and support educators around the globe.

Haley Williams

Gifted and Talented Teacher at Texarkana ISD, TX
My name is Haley Williams, and this is my 10th year in education and my 3rd year to teach Gifted & Talented and STEAM. What I love most about what I teach is helping students learn to think outside the box and be creative problem-solvers. I love seeing my students' faces when they have a "light bulb" moment!

Christian Pramuk

Tinkercad Product Manager
Christian has been a Product Manager at Autodesk for 12 years, and has been working on Tinkercad since 2016. As a hobby, he keeps up with the latest techniques in reality capture and visual effects, having previously worked on some feature films. Otherwise, he enjoys time with his family living in Napa, California.

Aislinn Arias

Robolink Support and Training Engineer
Aislinn Arias is a support and training engineer at Robolink. She has worked with robolink for a year now and in my year I have had the privilege to teach students from middle to high school with our CoDrone EDU drones in both blockly and python as well as attend multiple events for the Aerial Drone Competition.

Shelley Emslie

Elementary Teacher at Swan River School, Big Fork, MT
Shelley has been in the world of education for over twenty-five years. Based in Montana, she has dedicated her career to shaping young minds at her school. A true believer in out-of-the-box teaching methodologies, Shelley continually experiments with a myriad of creative lesson plans to engage her students. She's an avid advocate for incorporating technology, 3D printing, and AI into teaching.

Joseph Ortega

Dream Director at INSPIRE, Denver, CO
Joseph Ortega is a CSU graduate with a passion to empower his community through meaningful programming and opportunities. "In my previous role in education I had the opportunity to learn more about STEM through MimoSTEM products. Through this collaboration I learned about the many ways that STEM can easily be integrated through our work."

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