STEM-Tastic Teaching Showcase

Join us in the spring for this exciting conference, which will focus on best practices in STEM teaching. Professional Development Hours are available for teachers.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Jean Koplin Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor, Elmhurst University Campus


A woman in a white lab coat performs a science demonstration for a group of children.

Showcase Information and Schedule

Proudly sponsored by the National Science Foundation Noyce Promoting Inclusiveness Diversity in STEM Education (PRIDE) Teacher Scholar Program at Elmhurst University. This STEM teaching professional learning event is for all educators, PK-12.

Interact with STEM teachers, professors, and curriculum coordinators who will showcase best practices in STEM teaching. Learn new ideas to use in your own classroom. Come and be empowered!

Participants will attend presentations based on their individual STEM teaching interests:

  • Primary (PK- 3)
  • Intermediate/Middle School (4-8)
  • High School (9-12)

Each grade span will feature “Genius” STEM Presenters from local colleges/universities and PK-12 school districts who will share how they have engaged their students through STEM lessons, projects, demonstrations or units. Presenters were selected for their innovation, and high-quality content.

Sessions will be interactive and inspire best practices for culturally relevant pedagogy in STEM teaching and learning. Lesson ideas will incorporate the use of problem-solving, the arts, questioning, content-area literacy, hands-on activities, visual supports and collaborative inquiry.

Showcase Schedule

View the full Showcase schedule [PDF].


Presenter information will be added soon.

Empowering Minds: Culturally Sustaining STEM from Theory to Practice
  • April 10, 2021
  • Presenters
    • Valerie Ross
    • Van Richardson
    • Meg Ormiston
    • Theresa Y. Robinson, Ph.D.
Empowering Minds: Culturally Sustaining STEM as Literate Practices Conference
  • October 17, 2020 (Virtual Conference)
  • Presenters:

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