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Cutting-edge educational technology featured at 2018 MDUSD/East Bay CUE's STEM and EdTech Symposium


Contact:  Ursula Kroemer Leimbach / communications@mdusd.org / mobile: (760) 705-6919


Cutting-edge educational technology featured at 2018 MDUSD/East Bay CUE's STEM and EdTech Symposium


3rd annual conference provides professional development for local teachers, administrators and Special Education staff, plus hands-on activities with robots, laser cutters and the latest educational technology


WHAT:  2018 MDUSD and East Bay CUE STEM and EdTech Symposium


WHEN:  Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Valley View Middle School, 181 Viking Drive, Pleasant Hill


BACKGROUND:   Nearly 500 teachers and administrators from the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and surrounding areas will gather to learn, share, collaborate, and play with new educational technology at the 3rd Annual MDUSD & East Bay CUE (Computer Using Educators) STEM & EdTech Symposium, sponsored by the Andeavor Foundation. STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math, is a critical instructional focus for MDUSD to help students develop capabilities to succeed in an increasingly scientific and technological society.


The purposes of the Symposium are to:

  • Build collaboration and communication between staff members of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and its neighboring schools/school districts in the areas of STEM and education technology integration
  • Provide STEM and EdTech thinking and problem-solving professional development for teachers, administrations and Special Education staff
  • Introduce and share resources from and between educators and other professionals who are using them now
  • Provide professional development that is fun, with hands-on and integrated activities


The symposium will open at 8:30 am with keynote speaker, Jon Corippo, Interim Executive Director for CUE. Teachers and administrators will have options to attend a variety of classes, including:

A full list of workshop offerings and descriptions are available at https://symposium2018.sched.com/.


The symposium will also feature Andeavor’s STEM Lending Library where teachers can try out the latest technology teaching tools such as Ozobots, Raspberry Pi’s and laser cutters before using them in their classes. Valley View Middle School’s Jag Tech Team students will be present to guide and assist as needed. Students from College Park High School’s FIRST Robotics team will be standing by to show off fun tools and their newly-built robot before it goes to competition.


The Symposium is fully funded by the Andeavor Foundation, generously sponsoring the cost of meals (catered by the Diablo Valley College culinary program – featuring former MDUSD culinary students now furthering their career pathway studies), tech and other support staff, and giveaways.


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About the Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Mt. Diablo Unified, located in Contra Costa County, is honored to serve approximately 32,000 students at one of more than 50 school sites in the cities of Clayton, Concord, and Pleasant Hill; portions of Martinez, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek; and the unincorporated areas of Bay Point, Lafayette, and Pacheco. As part of a richly diverse community, MDUSD families represent numerous ethnic groups, speaking over 50 languages and dialects. MDUSD offers award-winning and innovative programs in Career Technical Education; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); extensive visual and performing arts programs; and rich foreign language and dual immersion offerings.  MDUSD is pleased to have expanded its middle college program, College Now, and opened its first International Baccalaureate program and three new regional magnet schools in 2017.  Learn more at http://www.mdusd.org/.


About Andeavor

Andeavor is a premier, highly integrated marketing, logistics and refining company. Andeavor's retail-marketing system includes more than 3,100 retail stations marketed under multiple well-known fuel brands, including ARCO®, SUPERAMERICA®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, Tesoro®, USA Gasoline(TM) and Giant®. It also has ownership in two logistics businesses, which include Andeavor Logistics LP (NYSE: ANDX) and Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE: WNRL) and ownership of their general partners. Andeavor operates 10 refineries with a combined capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels per day in the mid-continent and western United States. Learn more at http://www.andeavor.com/


Posted by: Debbie Maher, District Admin, Mt. Diablo Unified School District Published:2/21/18
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