2023 4th Annual C-STEM Symposium

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2023 C-STEM Symposium Flyer

Symposium Brochure in PDF File

Symposium Schedule

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The UC Davis C-STEM Center, Redlands Unified School District and partners will organize the  2023 4th Annual C-STEM Symposium on March 14, 2023 in Redlands, California.  The theme of this year's symposium is Engaging and Empowering All Students to Excel in Math and CS.

The Annual C-STEM Symposium provides a forum for Southern California district and school administrators, and K-12 teachers in Southern California to  share their visions, best practices, and experiences in transforming math education with hands-on coding and robotics, with a special focus especially on closing the math achievement gap for at-promise students and English language learners.

C-STEM is a UC Approved Educational Preparation Program for Undergraduate Admission for all UC campuses with UCOP A-G Program Status. The C-STEM program transforms math education, helps close the math achievement gap, and engages traditionally unrepresented groups and at risk students in hands-on learning math with computing and robotics, as shown in C-STEM Math Success Stories.

Experienced C-STEM teachers will share their insights and strategies for integrating C-STEM coding and robotics into classroom teaching, and how to get started. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum, strategies, resources, and robotics with Arduino and Linkbots. Experienced C-STEM administrators will talk about the successful implementation of C-STEM hands-on learning and discuss long-term benefits and adaptability of the program.


Keynote Speech

Mary Nicely, Chief Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education


Plenary Panel Session

Superintendents and Their Teachers and Students:  Engaging and Empowering All Students to Excel in Math and CS


Mini C-STEM RoboPlay Competition

C-STEM RoboPlay Competition is a level-playing field robotics competition with a focus on applying math in solving real-world problems.  It provides an opportunity for K-12 students to showcase their math problem-solving skills, creativity, and teamwork.  Learn how to bring  RoboPlay Competition to your class, school, district or county from this Mini RoboPlay Competition Demonstration.


Breakout Sessions

Many hands-on breakout sessions are designed for Learning through doing. Learn from experienced C-STEM teachers to share their experience on how to integrate computing, robotics, Arduino into their STEM classes for hands-on learning to close the achievement gap. Bring your own laptop of Windows, Mac OS X, or Chromebook to join many hands-on sessions to learn, and take the latest technologies, curriculum, know-how, and excitement  to your classroom teaching and making. You can find details of breakout sessions here.


Breakout Session 1 

1A. Introduction to C-STEM Program, Hands-on Coding and Robotics Experience for Administrators (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)

1B. Getting Started with Hands-on C-STEM Coding, Robotics, and Curriculum for the Absolute Beginner of Teachers (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)

1C. Integrating C-STEM Coding and Robotics into Teaching Elementary School Math

1D. UCD/UCR CS Supplementary Teaching Credential Authorization Program


Breakout Session 2 

2A. Hands-on Experience on CMS, and Engaging Multilingual Learners and Students with Special Needs to Learn Math Literacy with Coding and Robotics for Administrators (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)

2B. C-STEM for CTE, CS, Science Education (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)

2C. Integrating Coding and Robotics into Middle School Math 

2D. Afterschool and Summer Robotics Camps for Learning Math


Breakout Session 3 

3A. Showcase of Learning: Elementary Math and CS/STEAM with Coding and Robotics

3B. Arduino: Introduction to Basic electronics and Creative Problem Solving for Physical Computing (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)

3C. Integrating C-STEM Coding and Robotics into Alg1, Geo, Alg2 or Integrated Math I, II, and III )

3D. Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Students with Art, Animations, Music, and Makerspace for Learning STEAM (Secondary School)


Breakout Session 4

4A. Showcase of Learning: Elementary and Middle School Math and CS/STEAM with Coding and Robotics

4B. AP Computer Science Principles with Robotics

4C. RoboPlay Competition, GIRL/GIRL+ Camps, and Ujima GIRL Project

4D. Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Students with Art, Animations, Music, and Makerspace for Learning STEAM (Elementary School)


Date & Time: March 14, 2023, Time 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Orton Center, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
Hosted by: Redlands Unified School District 


Registration and Payment

  • Early bird registration is $150 until February 24, 2023. General registration is $180.
  • Registration deadline for the Symposium is March 10, 2023
  • Please register through our Eventbrite page.
  • Registration via purchase order: please send a purchase order including the attendees' full names and email addresses to order@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.