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California STEAM Symposium

December 11, 2020December 13, 2020


We are proud to announce the 2020 California STEAM Symposium is moving online! To best serve your needs, we are convening the same great Symposium you know and love in a virtual venue. Mark December 11-13, 2020 on your calendar for another wonderful year of inspiration, collaboration, and professional learning.

As a #CASTEAM20 participant, you can expect:

  • Focus On Best Practices For Every Learning Environment! Excellent peer-led professional learning highlighting ideas, strategies, and innovations that work for ALL students. Our goal: Advancing STEAM Equity In All Learning Environments.
  • Global Participation! No longer limited by travel, connect with colleagues across California, the US, and the world. Share your passion and lead a breakout session from any location. Our goal: Building a Thriving STEAM Team.
  • Access To More Content! For the first time, on-demand access to sessions provides greater learning opportunities. No need to miss a presentation due to scheduling conflicts. Our goal: Celebrating The Art of Teaching and Connecting & Sharing The Joy of Learning.

Together, we are resilient, innovative, and resourceful – a beacon of light for our amazing STEAM community!


More About #CASTEAM20:

In its eighth year, this annual STEAM Symposium is the largest gathering of teachers, administrators, students, higher-education representatives, program providers, philanthropic partners, and industry experts in California. Each year, thousands of participants explore trends and discover advances in STEAM education. It highlights leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attracts student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork to help meet the needs of a variety of learners. From local solutions to global challenges, imaginative problem solving is at the core of STEAM education. Partnerships and community involvement connect learning beyond the K-12 classroom and elevate diverse voices. The Symposium has a special focus on increasing the participation of women, girls, and underrepresented groups in STEAM fields.

In 2019, attendees represented 240+ districts, 57 Institutes if Higher Education, 40 Public Charter Schools, 40 Independent Schools. In addition to California, 22 states and 3 Canadian provinces participated! The Symposium emphasizes inclusive team efforts to help STEAM education thrive. The STEAM Symposium is an initiative of Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation (CDEF) co-hosted with the California Department of Education and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.  It is part of a year-round cycle of activities promoting STEAM education.


December 11, 2020
December 13, 2020
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