Happy Spring SEPA Members!
It has been and exciting March! Our SEPA PA’s have contributed to numerous events sponsored by national organizations, state and local events and PA’s continue to have time to be involved in our wonderful SEPA activities, too!
CONGRATULATIONS to all SEPA Presidential Awardees who presented a CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book or Books with hands-on STEM projects and lessons during the “Elementary Extravaganza” at the NSTA Conference in Chicago!
CONRATULATIONS to all SEPA Presidential Awardees who presented a STEM Project or Lesson at the ITEEA SHOWCASE in Milwaukee a couple weeks following NSTA. These presenters were the major highlight of the ITEEA Conference.
Our SEPA Luncheon in Chicago was fabulous with delicious food, sensational prizes and an outstanding speaker, Jenna Gorlewicz, an engineer and scientist from Southern Illinois University. Her topic was STEMPACT, which focused on the importance of introducing STEM early in education, identifying students with a proclivity toward STEM subjects and encouraging those students to pursue STEM based careers. She totally captivated the entire audience with her expertise, enthusiasm and natural manner!
I realize it is an extremely busy time of the year, but I encourage each PA to check our SEPA website on a regular basis. The site is loaded with information and you may even see your picture there! Please get involved in SEPA activities!
I am extremely excited about our Professional Weekend sponsored by SEPA to be held at the Lansdowne Resort and Conference Center, Leesburg, VA November 20-22, 2015. (see the invitation on the News and Opportunities page!)
Invitations to this incredible opportunity are online. This special weekend includes major speakers, sessions, workshops, and an array of SEPA surprise, truly a weekend not to be missed. The costs is $650 which includes registration, lodging, meals, Kiosks snacks and a weekend with incredible colleagues!
Please respond to “ATTENDING” online, and forward your $150 deposit to Ruth Ruud, SEPA Treasurer, 5432 West 50th Street, Fairview, PA 16415 by June 1st.
This will be a first class weekend of sharing STEM opportunities, experiences, and expertise with the “BEST of the BEST.” The SEPA Board is organizing a masterful professional weekend for Presidential Awardees, potential awardees, your colleagues and administrators! We definitely need YOU ALL to join us in November. We can make a tremendous impact to make STEM come alive in every classroom in our nation and globally. We do have a strong voice together!
Kathleen B. Horstmeyer
860-526-4217 CT 480-861-6422 cell
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