Professional Weekend a huge success!! Our speakers and workshops were outstanding and enjoyed by all. The scheduled was jam packed from registration until the closing dinner with dynamic conversation centered around STEM education. We wish you all could have been with us!! More information about the weekend and the speakers will be coming soon. Check out our photos on the the Photo page of this site and on our Facebook page.
Check out the reflections of our Professional Weekend on the News and Opportunities page!!
Happy New Year 2016! I hope everyone had an amazing, enjoyable and energizing holiday whether you spent it at home with family or friends, or you were traveling and experiencing new adventures. The SEPA Board has had a tremendous 2015 year providing our members with fascinating opportunities. We have appreciated the wonderful participation of our members at the NSTA Chicago Conference Elementary Extravaganza and our SEPA Luncheon, the ITEEA Conference Showcase Highlighting STEM Projects in Milwaukee, the STEM Conference in Minneapolis, and our exceptional Professional Weekend at the Lansdowne Resort in Virginia sponsored by SEPA. If you didn’t have the opportunity to participate in 2015, we hope that you are making plans to join us in 2016 in all, or at least one of the following events:
- ITEEA Conference at National Harbor, DC SEPA presents STEM Projects at the ITEEA SHOWCASE March 4th, 2016 4:00—5:30 pm
- SEPA participates at the NSTA ELEMENTARY EXTRAVAGANZA, Nashville Conference, Presenting the Outstanding Science Trade Books Friday, April 1, 2016 8:00—10:00 am. Music Conference Center, Grand Ballroom A.
- SEPA’s Luncheon, Friday, April 1, 2016 12 Noon—2:00 pm. Room Legends F, at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Please reserve your luncheon spot by forwarding a check for $20 PAYABLE to SEPA. Mail check to: Ruth Ruud, SEPA Treasurer, 625 Khyber Lane, Venice, Florida 34293.
- SEPA WEBINARS are presented to registered states. Webinars are focused on the application process and conducted by our SEPA Team. If your state has not signed on to participate, please take the time to contact your Science/Mathematics State Coordinators who handle the Presidential Awardees. The SEPA support system provides incredible insight for applicants.
Every Presidential Awardee is extremely busy, but I encourage you to attend and share your incredible enthusiasm and expertise with fellow colleagues. We, as PA’s, must continue our leadership responsibilities across the nation to encourage other great teachers to apply for the Presidential Award. You, as PA’s, help to spread the word by being visible, especially at state and national events. Please continue to impress upon your colleagues the importance of a STEM Education for all students.
I look forward to seeing you at many of the above events.
Kathleen B. Horstmeyer SEPA President
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