HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015, PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEES!
SEPA promises to hold another exciting year of opportunities for you such as:
1. This year NSTA in CHICAGO and annually at NSTA National Conferences:
The Elementary EXTRAVAGANZA
The SEPA LUNCHEON
Sharing a CBC/NSTA Selected Book of the Year
Facilitating a Round Table Discussion at the NSTA Global Conversations
2. This year in MILWAUKEE and annually at ITEEA National Conferences:
Sharing STEM Projects, Ideas and Lessons at the ITEEA SHOWCAS
3. Participating in PA Share-a-thons at NSTA Regional Conferences
4. Future Happenings:
* SEPA sponsored Professional Weekends.
Whether you are a Math or Science Presidential Awardee, the word is out STEM is the focus throughout our nation! It is necessary that we all gain strength by highlighting STEM and informing colleagues, administrators, school boards, politicians, the business world, and the general public of the benefits and rewards of a STEM Education for all students. We need all of the above mentioned to support us in our thrust to help create a more informed and educated STEM community. The students of the USA deserve the best integrated programs, mainly STEM, to compete in the world today and in the future with other countries around the world and in the job market.
We need ALL PA’s to join SEPA and become actively involved with SEPA! We are all busy no matter where we are located, or whatever we do! Receiving a Presidential Award is a gift to us, but the glory of the Presidential Award is sharing your expertise, not returning home and hanging the plaque to highlight how great we are professionally. PA’s are outstanding educators and leaders who must model excellence, promote excellence in STEM Education, and share their expertise and enthusiasm beyond classroom environments.
I encourage YOU ALL to actively become a bigger part of SEPA! Share and help us provide a solid education! We need students to develop deeper understandings for what is learned, and be able to apply these learnings to realistic situations. Students must be free to think, create and design if they are to compete in the world job market. The jobs of the future include not only mathematics and science, but these jobs include engineering, technology, becoming architects, and a part of jobs yet to be created. Our students need time to dream, and participate in hands-on activities because innovation is our future!
Please connect with me at anytime. Your questions and ideas are crucial for improving our organization. Members are extremely important. Stimulate your days with freedom for curiosity, questions, creativity, thinking, discussions, challenges, and dreams. Enjoy every second while inspiring everyone around you.
Kathleen B. Horstmeyer, SEPA President 860-526-4217 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have finally gotten to welcome our newest members of SEPA!!!
President Obama Honors Outstanding Math and Science Teachers
President Obama named 102 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. To see photos and the Awardees from each state, go to PAEMST.org
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