2021 WRESA STEM Conference – All Careers STEM

Begins: 7/6/2021  Ends 8/6/202

Course Type: Self-Paced


WRESA is excited to announce our annual STEM 2021 CONFERENCE.  This year our conference’s theme is all about CAREERS! Nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs represent 6.2 percent of the US workforce.  STEM learning teaches students about the power of innovation and technology.  This conference is designed to assist educators with the tools they need to enhance their skills to give students the upper hand in this ever changing global world.  Seventy-five percent of the growing occupations in the US workforce today require significant mathematics or science skills.  Join us for fifteen outstanding STEM recorded webinars that will give our future students the knowledge of new novel tasks to be successful leaders. Please contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org or 828-774-5681 ext.103 for more information.

Participants must view 6 out of the 15 webinars and submit a short summary to LaDonna Sluder at lsluder@wresa.org in order to receive .6 CEU’s.

Deadline for summaries will be August 20, 2021.  Feel free to view all 15 webinars.  WRESA will only issue credit for 6 hours, but you can discuss with your direct supervisor about additional credit hours.

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Ellis     “The Importance of Race, Culture and Equity in STEM Education”

Michelle Ellis has been a teacher for almost 20 years and has taught elementary, middle, and high school. Her favorite subject has always been science. She has a BA in Elementary Education, a MS in Education with a concentration in K-8 Science, and is pursuing her PhD in STEM Education. She believes that education, especially science, should be fun and informative. Ms. Ellis has received numerous awards for her science teaching and commitment to education. When she is not teaching or doing her schoolwork, she enjoys reading, exercising outside, and spending time with her family.


  • Beyond Multiple Choice: Equity in Grading (Grades 3-12)

  • Free eLearning Tools from BioNetwork (Grades 6-12)

  • Using PBL as a Catalyst for Powerful STEM Learning in a Remote Environment (Grades 3-12)

  • Fun, Hands-On STEM for ALL Students and ALL classrooms (Grades k-12)

  • What Equity and Diversity Looks Like in an Elementary STEM Lab (Grades K-5)

  • Filling the Gap: Connecting Schools to Industries with PBL (Grades 9-12)

  • What Good Game Design Has to Teach Us (Grades K-12)

  • Using Brain Science to Guide Math Instruction (Grades K-8)

  • Let’s Go Global! (Grades K-12) ● Using Choice Boards in the Classroom (Grades K-8)

  • STEM on a Shoestring of Money and Time (Grades 6-8)

  • Redefine the “E” in STEM with Entrepreneurship (Grades K-12)

  • La Crosse encephalitis in WNC (Grades K-12)

  • Superabrasives Manufacturing (Grades 6-12)