Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) will host a hearing of her Assembly Select Committee to examine the California STEM Task Force’s findings and recommendations, and weigh-in on how to best implement science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our educational systems. Joining Bonilla at this hearing will be State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who will discuss the report from his STEM Task Force.
The STEM Task Force was charged with exploring the status of STEM education in California’s curriculum, instructional practices, professional development for teachers, student testing, existing infrastructure, and partnerships with the community and business. The Task Force members have been assessing the state’s future needs, and will recommend a blueprint on how to improve teaching, learning, and equal access to STEM-related courses and careers for students in kindergarten through grade twelve.
WHO: Susan A. Bonilla, Assemblywoman, Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Phil Lafontaine, Director, Professional Learning & Support Division,
WHAT: Assembly Select Committee on Increasing the Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Education in K-14 Schools
WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Contra Costa Transportation Authority Board Room, 2999 Oak Road, Suite 110, Walnut Creek