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STEM Education, Economics, and Equity Seminar Fall 2013

On Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 SDSU's Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) held its Fall 2013 STEM Education, Equity and Economics (SEEE) Seminar entitled K-12 Online STEM Education: Promise or Problem at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center.

Over 90 attendees came to share their successes and challenges regarding online K-12 STEM teaching and learning. Educators from various schools and organizations who were in attendance also had the opportunity to hear from Barbara Means, Ph.D., director of the Center for Technology and Learning at SRI International.

As a leader in the implementation and efficacy of technology-supported educational innovations, Dr. Means shared the latest trends and research on online and blended learning in the classroom. She emphasized that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach and there are several pieces that need to fit together to make a learning environment successful.

In addition to the keynote by Dr. Means and panel discussion including David Damico from the Sweetwater Union High School District, David Patrick from Art of Problem Solving, Inc., Khamphet Pease from Wilson Middle School in the San Diego Unified School District and moderator Hugh Mehan from UCSD, there were several table displays highlighting online K-12 STEM education including representatives from the following organizations and schools:

  • Art of Problem Solving, Inc.
  • Dehesa School District
  • iHigh Virtual Academy
  • Patrick Henry High School
  • SDCOE Online and Blended Learning, Integrated Technology Services
  • Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Wilson Middle School

Download Barbara Means' slides: Integrating Online Learning into K-12 Classrooms: Research Perspectives

Seminar Video (including Barbara Means' speech) (in seven parts)

Fall 2013 SEEE Seminar Photos

group at seminar

another group at seminar

posing with students