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Virtual STEAM Conference to Inspire Educators Worldwide
Virtual STEAM Conference to Inspire Educators Worldwide
Posted on 07/08/2021
On August 5, 2021, BCS hosts the seventh annual STEAM conference for educators.BCS Communications Dept.

On August 5, 2021, Buncombe County Schools (BCS) will virtually host the seventh annual science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) conference for educators. Themed "Tomorrow's Classroom: A New Frontier," BCS STEAM 21 is designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and tools needed for innovative classrooms.

“Our aim is to equip and connect educators as they navigate new educational frontiers and help students to achieve their highest potential and outcomes,” said Barry Pace, BCS Director of Technology and North Carolina Technology Director of the Year.

This is the second year the popular STEAM conference will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the online event drew over 1,200 educators from seven countries and 29 states, plus the District of Columbia. The BCS Blended Learning team looks forward to another successful event during which presenters will share specialized knowledge of classroom technologies, methods, trends, and student needs.

Ahead of the conference, Pace shared a recorded message highlighting the importance of forward-thinking schools and invited educators to attend. In the video, he referenced important advancements in the areas of technology, cryptocurrency, mental health, medicine, and space exploration despite the setbacks of the pandemic. He urged teachers to consider how classrooms should also develop in the days to come to best prepare students for tomorrow's world.

“We’d like to thank our amazing presenters for sharing their time and knowledge with the educational community, as well our generous partners for making this experience possible," he said.

BCS STEAM 21 Information
Join fellow educators from around the world as you embark on a journey to explore "Tomorrow's Classroom: A New Frontier." Invite your colleagues to join you as we learn, collaborate, and participate in this exciting journey together. This year's BCS STEAM Conference will be completely virtual on August 5, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EDT) with over 90 sessions available.

Make your trek to bit.ly/bcssteam2021 and create your schedule to register.

Special thanks to our BCS STEAM 21 Community Partners, including Donors Choose, Flipgrid, Gim Kit, Harry's on the Hill, Newsela, Pear Deck, and Shake Up Learning.


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