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SAE International's A World In Motion team is ready to learn, connect and recharge at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Conference on Science Education.

Posted: July 18, 2022

SAE International’s A World In Motion (AWIM) team is steaming ahead in STEM education.

Members of SAE’s AWIM team are ready to connect with educators from across the country this week at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) National Conference on Science Education Chicago, one of the largest conferences focused exclusively on science and STEM teaching for K–12 teachers.

“NSTA is one of the most important conferences for K-12 educators. Being there allows us, as SAE, to keep a pulse on what’s going on in education and to be in conversation with teachers, decision makers and the game changers within STEM education,” said Bonnie Thibodeau, pre-college program specialist at SAE International.

Thibodeau, along with Elizabeth Simon, pre-K program specialist and Alicia Bott, pre-college program specialist at SAE International, will represent AWIM at NSTA, facilitating two workshops for teachers:

  • Linking Literature and STEM in the PreK-8 Classroom
    • Date & Time: Thursday, July 21, 8:20 AM – 9:20 AM
  • Sparking Interest in Computer Science with Unplugged Activities
    • Date & Time: Friday, July 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

“Each workshop will have a hands-on element for participants. Teachers will engage in one of our challenge activities just as their students would in the classroom,” said Thibodeau. “We will be hosting workshops on the importance of applying literacy in STEM education and another on increasing equitable access and student interest in computer science through offline activities like our cybersecurity challenge.”

SAE International has been attending the NSTA Conference for many years with an increased focus on the centrality of STEM education to national pre-college curricula. This event allows SAE to show educators that AWIM curriculum provides practical examples for teachers to implement in their own classrooms.

“As this is my first-time attending the NSTA conference, I’m excited to see what other people in our position are creating  for classrooms so we can continue building our best curriculum possible  to offer to our teachers and students,” Bott said.

Learn more on how our AWIM team is bringing STEM education to life for students in grades PreK-12 with hands-on activities.

Find out more on NSTA Chicago22 here.