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INTEGRATED STEM LEADERS PANEL

Speakers: Steve Barbato, Executive Director and CEO of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Geraldine Gooding, Manager of Strategic Projects, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. David Barnes, Senior Mathematics Educator and Associate Executive Director at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Dr. Christine Anne Royce, Professor in the teacher education department and co-director for the MAT in STEM Education program at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Past President (19-20) for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

Learn from leaders in integrated STEM. Understand how they have drawn connections, so subjects are not viewed in isolation but rather as, content that is woven together so students understand how the classroom is connected to the real-world.

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Steve Barbato is the Executive Director and CEO of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). Steve has served in this position since January 2013. He brings ten years of classroom teaching in technology education in Pennsylvania, six years as State Supervisor for Technology Education at the Delaware Department of Education, five years in private business, and thirteen years as a school district administrator in Pennsylvania (Lower Merion School District) as a Director of Curriculum, as well as the Science and Technology Education Supervisor. Steve is focusing his efforts to provide leadership in carrying out ITEEA’s mission to advance technology and engineering understanding and capabilities for all students PreK-12! The ultimate goal for ITEEA is to meet the professional needs and interests of its members, its STEM constituents, and colleagues, as well as to improve public understanding of technology, innovation, design, and engineering education and its contributions to all. — Technology and Engineering Brings STEM To Life!

Geraldine Gooding, Manager of Strategic Projects, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Ms. Gooding is a change agent in STEM whose career spans over 15 years in various fields from engineering to urban planning to education. Currently, Ms. Gooding is the Manager of Strategic Projects, PreK-12 Activities, and Diversity Initiatives at the American Society for Engineering Education. In this position, Ms. Gooding leads projects that seek to increase diversity in the engineering field, especially in academia, and improve PreK-12 teacher development programs. Starting her professional career as a Quality Engineer at General Electric (GE) and after a number of years working in various engineering environments, Ms. Gooding transitioned into education where she sought to broaden her impact on engineering education on the PreK-12 and postsecondary levels. Ms. Gooding has a passion for promoting innovative and effective STEM education methods and empowering youth to reach their highest potential. She teaches elementary after-school enrichment classes in structural engineering bringing in real-world examples from her prior work.

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Dr. David Barnes is the senior Mathematics Educator and Associate Executive Director at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a 60,000-member international mathematics education organization. As part of the Senior Management Team, Barnes collaborates with the staff and volunteer leadership is engaged in strategic planning, and leads projects and initiatives that are core to the Council's mission. Dr. Barnes leads the Research, Learning, and Development division of NCTM which includes the design and development of NCTM’s professional learning offerings, the Annual Research Conference, the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, and NCTM’s Linking Research and Practice initiative. Dave also is currently leading NCTM’s advocacy and outreach efforts and has been involved in many of the landmark initiatives undertaken by the Council. He was a staff liaison and member of the writing team for NCTM’s landmark publications, Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations and Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, and provided leadership for the Principles to Actions Professional Development Principles Module Task Force. Barnes also spearheaded the development of the online presence for NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Dave has also supported the professional development of teachers at all levels and does math with his two kids.

Dr. Christine Anne Royce is currently a professor in the teacher education department and co- director for the MAT in STEM Education program at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. She is also Past President (19-20) for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She finished her term of office as President on May 31, 2019.

Royce has been a passionate educator and dedicated leader in the science education community for more than 25 years. Before moving to the university level, Royce taught at primarily the middle and high school levels teaching both science and math for twelve years; worked as an adjunct faculty member in the education department at the University of Scranton; and served as the academic dean at a high school, where she constructed the master teaching schedule and individual student schedules and designed and coordinated the renovation of three science laboratories.

In addition to her work and commitment to NSTA, Royce is extremely active with other state and national organizations and STEM initiatives. She was the PSTA Exchange editor, executive secretary, and twice served as the president of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association. Royce has also served as the treasurer for the National Science Education Leadership Association, was an NSF panel judge and chair for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching, and served as  a STEM-UP PA participant in the STEM-UP Mentoring Program for Women in STEM Fields in  Academia. 

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