Date: January 22, 2018
Event: MIE Expert and Showcase School Leader Summit: Keynote and Workshop
Topic: Change Your Perspective
Venue: Orlando Convetion Center
Location: Orlando, Florida
Public: Public

Come join the conversation!

Educators are challenged with cultivating 21st century skills within their students. Solving tomorrow’s problems, many argue, requires at least a working knowledge of coding. Robotics offers students an opportunity to build trans-disciplinary abilities required to solve dynamic problems. But how do teachers implement coding and robotics into their classrooms in a manner that aligns with technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge? How do they separate hype from authentic learning, in an effort to aid their students in becoming 21st century learners?

Interested in being a part of the discussion? Join us, MAET graduate students, as we discuss these questions & more with a panel of three expert educators!

Date: August 7, 2017
Time: 05:30-06:30 p.m.
Event: Coding & Robotics in the Classroom
Topic: Coding & Robotics in the Classroom
Public: Public

We are hosting Dr. Merredith Portsmore, Aaron Maurer, and Gary Garber to talk with you about new ideas, tips, educational trends, and engaging STEM activities for the upcoming school year. We will be talking about: Proven teaching methods, best practices, useful resources, innovative tools, engaging classroom activities, relevant academic research and more!


Dr. Merredith Portsmore is the Director for Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach as well as a Research Assistant Professor at the Center. Her research interests focus on how children engage in designing and constructing solutions to engineering design problems and evaluating students’ design artifacts. Her outreach work focuses on creating resources for K-12 educators to support engineering education in the classroom. She is also the founder of STOMP (, (, and the new Online K-12 Engineering Education program (


Aaron Maurer is an Instructional Coach for Bettendorf Middle School. He has been in education for over a decade teaching wide range of subjects including computer science. Aaron is a also a member of the Lego Education Advisory Panel, Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert, and was a finalist for the Iowa Teacher of the Year in 2014. He is an avid fan of STEM, Makerspaces, and Project Based Learning. He has launched a new engineering program called Young Engineers of Today and also coaches two robotics teams.


Gary Garber is an instructor of Physics at Boston University Academy, and main coach of the Boston University Robotics Team. Garber has lead over 85 workshops, oral presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations and webinars in the past 20 years. As president of the local section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, he has reorganized and revitalized the section and co-chaired several local physics teaching conferences. Just this year he was awarded the Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award.

Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 01:00 - 02:00 p.m.
Event: Ask Me Anything Online Panel For STEM Educators
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.