STEM 2.0: Transformational Thinking for School Leaders
Jim Brazell, president, VentureRamp Inc.
Join technology forecaster Jim Brazell as he offers a conceptual framework designed to help school board members understand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) as it relates to educational transformation. Hear about successful districts that have embraced STEM as a way to transform the whole school experience by focusing on the integration of traditional education with contemporary tools and techniques. Brazell will explore how this movement toward innovation practice is the basis for transforming teaching, learning and leading in schools.
You’ll leave with a greater perspective of STEM that clarifies the why and the how of school transformation, as well as tools for thinking about STEM as a basis for innovation in your own district.
Following his keynote, Brazell will engage students in a dialogue about STEM.
Jim Brazell has two decades of experience in education, technology and business innovation. As president of VentureRamp Inc., he serves entrepreneurial, industrial, academic and government clients globally. A social forecaster and technology strategist, Jim focuses on innovation and change in 21st century education, work and economic development. He has led innovation projects and design initiatives for think tanks, corporations and schools across the nation. In 2012, he was recognized by the Society for Design and Process Science, and was recognized in 2011 by Time Warner as a STEM Champion for Advocacy of STEM+ARTS.
CASB is proud to provide the highest quality educational leadership for boards of education in Colorado. Our 73rd Annual Convention, Dec. 5–8 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, is an intensive four-day learning and networking experience bringing together more than 1,000 board members, school district leaders and content experts.
Our focus this year is on helping school boards and superintendents build upon a foundation of leadership excellence. Whether you’re a new board member looking for special programs geared just for you, or a veteran board member wanting to further strengthen and enhance your skills, the CASB Annual Convention is THE best opportunity for you to learn, connect, grow and get inspired.
Nearly 1,000 school board members, superintendents, education leaders and students representing 159 districts joined us in Colorado Springs Dec. 5-8 to take part in dozens of educational sessions, a buzzing exhibit hall and invaluable networking opportunities.
Jim Brazell, president of VentureRamp Inc., delivered the third general session keynote on STEM 2.0 and transformational thinking for school leaders, followed by a dialogue with student leaders. Saturday's distinguished speakers covered some of today's most compelling topics in Colorado education - from graduation guidelines to Common Core.