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                                       2017 ECSTEM CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The ECSTEM Committee announces its Call for Presentations for our 6th Annual Early Childhood Science Technology Engineering Math (ECSTEM) Conference. 

We are seeking proposals for presentations that offer diverse components that emerge from STEM education.  Being held at the Hilton Pasadena on February 2nd - 4th,

we aim to promote and increase awareness of the importance of introducing STEM education in early childhood (birth through eight years). 

                                                               CLICK HERE TO APPLY!






We would like to thank our attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors for participating in the 5th Annual ECSTEM Conference February 4th - 6th, 2016 at the Hilton Pasadena!  With over 700 attendees, this was a sold out event!  We hope you will join us next year for our 2017 conference February 2nd - 4th in Pasadena! 

Highlights from the 2016 ECSTEM Conference!

"We just wanted to say to offer a huge thanks for the amazing conference!  We absolutely adore the diversity of perspectives we encounter at the conference, within a consistent context of thoughtfulness.  Both years we have attended have been fabulous, and we have left excited and inspired to take new ideas back to our context to share with teachers at BJS and our partner schools in the Boulder/Denver community!"     
-Lauren & Alex, Boulder Journey School, Boulder, CO
"Special thanks for organizing and seeing to fruition another fabulous conference. It was a dazzling success and learned so much! Susan, your remarks about your own questioning of the role of technology was a perfect way to frame the conference. I also really enjoyed listening to the panel - and Chip was a change agent for me. I also loved the researchers who presented too - nice to have a variety of tracks for different levels of interest and tops. With tremendous appreciation for all you do!"
-Dr. Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling,
California State University, Northridge
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful conference. As you can imagine, I attend quite a few events, but this one was exceptional. It was big enough to have plenty going on, but not so big as to be overwhelming. The care and attention to detail was impressive. Kudos to Veronica and the team!"
-Trevor Wiser, Community Playthings
"Thank you for your part in putting together the ECSTEM Conference. I enjoyed all of the classes I attended, and the Hall of Inquiry was excellent. This was truly a wonderful opportunity for learning and networking!"
-Beth M. Odom, Children's Home Society of California
"Thanks so much for planning such a thoughtful and provoking conference. The keynotes were good, as well as the workshop choices. I especially liked hearing from Dr. Chip Donohue, he really changed my thinking on technology. I'm looking forward to the next conference and will work diligently to get more of my colleagues to attend."
Teresa Antonelli, Bright Horizons Family Solutions


To download the 2016 ECSTEM Conference program, CLICK HERE!

Check out the article "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: Education for Early Childhood" written by Pasadena Idependent, CLICK HERE!

To view your 2016 registration, print a receipt, or locate an invoice, CLICK HERE!  (Enter your email and create a password for access)


View our Keynote Speakers Presentations Below!

Dr. Russell Shilling, Ph.D.
Executive Director of STEM
US Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

To view Dr. Shilling's Keynote Presentation, CLICK HERE!


Dr. Susan Hackwood, Ph.D.
Executive Director
California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), Sacramento, CA

To view Dr. Hackwood's Keynote Presentation, CLICK HERE!

Dr. Chip Donohue, Ph.D.
 Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Director, TEC Center
 Erikson Institute, Graduate School in Child Development, Chicago, IL

To vew Dr. Donohue's Keynote Presentation, CLICK HERE!


 Thank you to our Panel of Experts!

Left to Right: Dr. Susan Hackwood, Dr. Russell Shilling, Dr. Chip Donohue, Dr. Carrie Rothstein-Fisch, Peggy Ashbrook, and Kafi Blumenfield




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