Course Detail: CONF-9002 - STEM-Tastic Educator's Conference

Join us and take your teaching skills to the next level! 

Attention 5th-12th grade teachers! Don't miss out on a conference that will deliver the most advanced and impactful practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math instruction. There will be a keynote presenter along with multiple break-out sessions. You'll get to tour KCC's STEM labs and network with other STEM teachers. 


Keynote Presentation 

Empowering STEM Educators: Navigating Educational Research for Classroom Success
Are you a STEM teacher who feels disconnected from the latest educational research? Don't worry, you're not alone. Accessing and utilizing research can be a challenge, but it's worth it. By bridging the gap between academic research and practical application, you can significantly improve your teaching and your students' learning. Let's work together to empower ourselves with the tools to make a difference in the classroom.

Keynote Presenter

Robert Cappetta is a Professor of Mathematics at Florida Southwestern State College. Professor Cappetta is an accomplished mathematician with 20+ years of experience in academia. He has made significant contributions to the field through his research and teaching. Moreover, he is an excellent teacher who is committed to advancing mathematics and inspiring the next generation of mathematicians.

KCC is collaborating with the IKAN Regional Office of Education to offer impactful practices for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math instruction. Take advantage of this conference to improve your skills and get ready for the academic year. You can also earn 5 Professional Development hours. 

Breakout Sessions
Reflection Writing in Math Class, Michael Caparula, KCC Retired Professor of Mathematics

Dialogue Dynamics: Empowering Middle and High School Scientists Through Effective Classroom Conversations, Sarah Dexter, IKAN ROE Regional Instructional Coach

Build a Paper Speaker, Julie LaLone, 8th Grade STEM Teacher at Limestone Middle School

Adventure Awaits: Exploring Science Olympiad, Science Club and STEM Inquiry Class, Troy Simpson and Ashley O'Brien, Junior High Science Teachers at Watseka Junior High School

KCC STEM programs, lab tours, and field trip opportunities


Conference Details

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at KCC's Welcome Center. A grab and go breakfast, lunch and 5 PDs are included in the registration fee. Sign-up deadline: July 15, 2024.

 Session Information: 2024SU.CONF-9002.001

Schedule: Every day, starting on 07/30/24 and ending on 07/30/24
Only 10 days left to register!
Times: 09:00am-03:30pm CDT
Regular registration fee : $25.00

Facility Detail

Riverfront Campus
WDC*D140
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
WDC*D140