STEM Educator Symposium

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

   Community Connection Dinner

Friday, April 24, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2014

Engaging Today's Students: Innovative Practices (tentative title) 

"'Agent of Change' is the perfect concept behind what I experienced at SES!  I am so excited to get with my principal and plan our year.  My thinking at STEM, what is and is not, really came into focus during our days together."  Teri Romshek, Skyview School of STEM

Scott Nielsen is the Principal of Preston Middle School.  Scott is a highly regarded visionary in the STEM field.  Scott has presented at the local, state, and regional level on the topic of STEM at the Nuts and Bolts Conference, Technology in Education Conference and at ISTE.  Scott most recently presented in Washington D.C. at the Intel School of Distinction Ceremony.  Scott Nielsen is successfully incorporating the STEM philosophy into education.


John Howe is the Assistant Principal at Preston Middle School and the Head Director of The STEM Summer Institute.  John has been an instrumental resource for many schools in  building and sustaining a Lego Robotics Program.  John was recognized by the Fort Collins Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication and commitment to furthering STEM education and was the Colorado Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year for Civil Air Patrol.  John has presented at the local, state and national level on STEM education.  His work has been published by Middle Ground featuring STEM education.


Amy Schmer is the Dean of Students and 6th Grade Department Leader at Preston Middle School.  Amy has been named the Fort Collins Rotary Teacher of the month.  Amy has presented at the local and state level at infusing STEM/STEAM into the curriculum.  Amy is the Lego Robotics Coordinator for Preston Middle School with nine out of nine teams making the state level competition and with one team winning the national research award in 2012.  Amy's classroom is a district lab site for teachers to observe PEBC (Public Education Business Coalition) thinking strategies.  Amy also teaches at Colorado State University.

Tracey Winey is the Media Specialist and STEM Integration Specialist at Preston Middle School.  Tracey has been named the Fort Collins Teacher of the month, a SMART 11 Certified Instructor, a SMART Exemplary Educator, a SMART Concept Design Trainer, and a Google Certified Teacher.  She has presented at the local, state, and national level at National Science Teachers Association, Technology in Education, ISTE, and National Network for Educational Renewal.  Tracey has been published by SMART EdCompass and Middle Ground.

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