2024 5th Annual C-STEM Symposium

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Early Bird Registration Until 1/31/2024 - $150  |   General Registration - $180 

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The UC Davis C-STEM Center, Alvord Unified School District and partners will organize the 2024 5th Annual C-STEM Symposium on March 1, 2024 in Riverside, California.  The theme of this year's symposium is Inclusive Learning and Teaching STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) for All Using Coding and Robotics.  

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 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/CS/Engineering 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.




Cheryl Cotton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

Edwin Gomez, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Riverside County Office of Education


Ken Wagner, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Redlands USD

Plenary Panel Session with Superintendents


Joey Adame, Superintendent, Los Molinos USD

Fal Asrani, Ed.D., Superintendent, Marysville Joint USD

Alfonso Jiménez, Ed.D., Superintendent, Hacienda La Puente USD


Keith Drieberg, Ph.D., Chair of Curriculum & Instruction, School of Education, La Sierra University


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. Hands-on Coding and Robotics Experience for Administrators - Exploring Robotics and C-STEM Resources/Tools (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 ES/MS Math Schoolwide    

1D. Live-Teaching - 3rd Grade Teacher:  Demonstration of Teaching Math/Coding/Robotics - Lower Elementary    

1E. Leading the Change in Math and Computer Science Teaching & Learning:  Redlands USD and Louisiana State Department of Education


Breakout Session 2 

2A. Pathways & Careers in STEM/Robotics 

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

2C. Integrating Coding and Robotics into Elementary School Math and/or for Dual Immersion/Multi-language Learners

2D. Live-Teaching: Demonstration of Teaching Math/Coding/Robotics - Upper Elementary, MS and HS  

2E. Strategies for Inclusive Learning, Including Students with Disabilities   


Breakout Session 3 

3A.  Showcase of Learning Elementary Math and CS/STREAM with Coding and Robotics (Parade, Expo, Gallery Walk, RoboPlay & Other Fun Projects)

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 (MS & HS)

3D. Full STREAM Ahead: Reading/Literacy, Creating Art, Animations, Music, and STREAM in Your School (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)    

3E. Administrative Perspectives on How to Get Started with C-STEM, Best Practices, and Success Stories in Math/CS/Robotics 


Breakout Session 4

4A. Showcase of Learning Upper Elementary, Middle, and High School Math and CS/STREAM with Coding/Robotics (Teaching a module/lesson)

4B. What is C-STEM and What's New? (AP CS Principles with Robotics, Engineering Design with Robotics, & Exciting Features/Products. New CA Math Framework & CS HS Requirement for Graduation)

4C. GIRL Camp, Ujima GIRL Project & UCD/UCR CS Supplementary Teaching Credential Authorization Program 

4D. The Power of STREAMING: Engaging Students with Reading/Literacy, Art, Animations, Music, and Engineering/Robotics (Elementary School)    

4E. Showcasing Student Learning:  Summer Math/Robotics Camps, RoboPlay Challenge Competition & Student Projects

Date & Time: March 1, 2024, Time 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy, Riverside, CA 92505
Hosted by: Alvord Unified School District 


Registration and Payment

  • Early bird registration is $150 until January 31, 2024. General registration is $180.
  • Registration deadline for the Symposium is February 29, 2024
  • Please register through our Eventbrite page.
  • Registration via purchase order: please send a purchase order including the attendees' full names, email addresses, and school district information to order@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.