2023 4th Annual C-STEM Symposium
Pictures for the symposium are available here.
The UC Davis C-STEM Center, Redlands Unified School District and partners will organize the 2023 4th Annual C-STEM Symposium on March 14, 2023 in Redlands, California. The theme of this year's symposium is Engaging and Empowering All Students to Excel in Math and CS.
The Annual C-STEM Symposium provides a forum for Southern California district and school administrators, and K-12 teachers in Southern California to share their visions, best practices, and experiences in transforming math education with hands-on coding and robotics, with a special focus especially on closing the math achievement gap for at-promise students and English language learners.
C-STEM is a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program for Undergraduate Admission for all UC campuses with UCOP A-G Program Status. The C-STEM program transforms math education, helps close the math achievement gap, and engages traditionally unrepresented groups and at risk students in hands-on learning math with computing and robotics, as shown in C-STEM Math Success Stories.
Experienced C-STEM teachers will share their insights and strategies for integrating C-STEM coding and robotics into classroom teaching, and how to get started. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum, strategies, resources, and robotics with Arduino and Linkbots. Experienced C-STEM administrators will talk about the successful implementation of C-STEM hands-on learning and discuss long-term benefits and adaptability of the program.
Mary Nicely, Chief Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education
Plenary Panel Session
Superintendents and Their Teachers and Students: Engaging and Empowering All Students to Excel in Math and CS
Mini C-STEM RoboPlay Competition
C-STEM RoboPlay Competition is a level-playing field robotics competition with a focus on applying math in solving real-world problems. It provides an opportunity for K-12 students to showcase their math problem-solving skills, creativity, and teamwork. Learn how to bring RoboPlay Competition to your class, school, district or county from this Mini RoboPlay Competition Demonstration.
Many hands-on breakout sessions are designed for Learning through doing. Learn from experienced C-STEM teachers to share their experience on how to integrate computing, robotics, Arduino into their STEM classes for hands-on learning to close the achievement gap. Bring your own laptop of Windows, Mac OS X, or Chromebook to join many hands-on sessions to learn, and take the latest technologies, curriculum, know-how, and excitement to your classroom teaching and making. You can find details of breakout sessions here.
Breakout Session 1
1A. Introduction to C-STEM Program, Hands-on Coding and Robotics Experience for Administrators (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
1B. Getting Started with Hands-on C-STEM Coding, Robotics, and Curriculum for the Absolute Beginner of Teachers (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
1C. Integrating C-STEM Coding and Robotics into Teaching Elementary School Math
1D. UCD/UCR CS Supplementary Teaching Credential Authorization Program
Breakout Session 2
2A. Hands-on Experience on CMS, and Engaging Multilingual Learners and Students with Special Needs to Learn Math Literacy with Coding and Robotics for Administrators (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
2B. C-STEM for CTE, CS, Science Education (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
2C. Integrating Coding and Robotics into Middle School Math
2D. Afterschool and Summer Robotics Camps for Learning Math
Breakout Session 3
3A. Showcase of Learning: Elementary Math and CS/STEAM with Coding and Robotics
3B. Arduino: Introduction to Basic electronics and Creative Problem Solving for Physical Computing (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
3C. Integrating C-STEM Coding and Robotics into Alg1, Geo, Alg2 or Integrated Math I, II, and III )
3D. Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Students with Art, Animations, Music, and Makerspace for Learning STEAM (Secondary School)
Breakout Session 4
4A. Showcase of Learning: Elementary and Middle School Math and CS/STEAM with Coding and Robotics
4B. AP Computer Science Principles with Robotics
4C. RoboPlay Competition, GIRL/GIRL+ Camps, and Ujima GIRL Project
4D. Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Students with Art, Animations, Music, and Makerspace for Learning STEAM (Elementary School)
Date & Time: March 14, 2023, Time 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Orton Center, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
Hosted by: Redlands Unified School District
Registration and Payment
- Early bird registration is $150 until February 24, 2023. General registration is $180.
- Registration deadline for the Symposium is March 10, 2023.
- Please register through our Eventbrite page.
- Registration via purchase order: please send a purchase order including the attendees' full names and email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org.