In this episode, I attended the STEM Summit hosted by ESC Region One. This allowed me to have some fun conversations with some who attended. This is what they had to say:
I'm going to start first with Gus Perez and would like to introduce yourself. Sure. So, my name is Gustavo Perez. I am a stem specialist for the original one education service center. I've been there about almost 11 years. Yeah. Do you have a Twitter handle? Yes, I do at.
Gus underscore stem.And would you like to tell me how this stem summit got started. Okay, well how it got started was actually reaching one education center was awarded a nice little grant for seed money to support the locals to academies that we be supported throughout the state here regional we had about a good first we had three 2008 grew to about 10 or eight and currently we have about 19 centavities.
So to support this schools and not just these academies, but all any school wanted to develop a student program, we thought that we needed a dedicated event.That targeted their needs and so that's how the stem it kind of kind of grew from that. Awesome, thank you appreciate it.
No worries, thank you.
So for my first interview, I have Claudio here would you like to introduce yourself?Thank you This is Claudio Caranza I work at La Feria High School, I'm at currently algebra one teacher but more importantly. I'm their East sports sponsor. You can find me on Twitter at Cadonza EDU.
I'm presenting here at Region Ones South Texas stem summit 2020 on beautiful. South Padre Island, I'm presenting on the impact of esports on students particularly. I'm looking at the secondary high school level, but I'm willing to brainstorm all the way down to your elementary school to see how esports can impact your students on your campus.
Thank you so much again, if you want to reach Claudio, that is at sea Carranza EDU on Twitter. Thank you.
Next step, we have Maggie here. Would you like to introduce yourself? Hi, I sure will. My name is Magdalena. Maggio. Jeda my Twitter handle is at church Maggie and I am a specialist at Region 1.A little bit about my presentation or the presentations. I'm hosting at Stem Summit this year.
It's an introduction into esports for education and what we've been doing regionally what's happening nationally was happening globally. I hope you come by and see us bye.Thank you so much Maggie and again, that is at Chirp Maggie.
I am here with Mike Chuka. Would you like to introduce yourself? Hello. I'm Mike Chuka, I'm the director for instructional technology at region 1 educational service center.And your Twitter handle at Mike Chukka, very basic and what was your presentation about why I was just a little bit more of you know, being able to be aware of all the tools that are that are available for STEM tools that are available for educators, but most importantly is how to utilize them in the classroom how to be able to bring them in to their curriculum.
You don't have to you know, reinvent the wheel just a matter of making sure that you know, you're bringing in those tools to what you already doing.Awesome. Thank you.
Alright so if you don't mind introduce yourself, I'm a teacher at portable high school.And you have a tutor handle yes, it's a wrinkonis l.All right and also what was one of the key takeaways for stem summit 2020 key takeaway would be just the amount of participation in the schools and school districts that are participating in esports not just currently participating but the amount of interest there is in new schools entering that that motor competition is just it was surprising just the the the number of schools that were interested in it.
Awesome, thank you.
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