Oh, The Web We Weave!
5th Annual STEMS² Symposium, June 27-29, 2023 (online and in person)
The 5th Annual STEMS² Symposium will take place Tuesday, June 27 – Thursday, June 29, 2023 with opportunities to engage both in person and online. In-person experiences will include activities that physically engage participants with people and places around O‘ahu. Online experiences will include workshops, poster sessions, and talk stories/paper presentations. Whether you participate locally on Oʻahu or from a distance, join fellow STEMS² enthusiasts who share a passion for exploring the roles that place, culture, and identity play in interdisciplinary education. Participation in the STEMS² Symposium is free, and supported by donations and partnerships. A donation is not required to participate, but if you are interested and/or able to contribute, we would appreciate your donation. Visit the 2023 STEMS² Symposium website to view the symposium schedule, theme and guiding information. Registration will open in April.
Proposals Due March 15th
At the 5th Annual STEMS2 Symposium, we will explore and celebrate the many dynamic aspects of the webs we weave individually and collectively. The networks’ collective work with the STEMS2 Framework is a dynamic and complex web of integration of places, cultures, identities, and multiple knowledge forms in order to address real-world problems in our local and global communities. How do our webs get built? What is required to sustain their strength? What feeds their growth?
Now accepting proposals for online talk story sessions, paper sessions, performances, and workshops as well as in-person service learning experiences, workshops, and a NEW Networking or social gathering option. Grounded in the value of Aʻo (to teach and learn in a reciprocal relationship), we work to create inclusive, interactive spaces to hear as many voices as possible in multiple session formats. Please submit a proposal that you believe relates to this year’s symposium theme. To support your proposal design, below is a list of suggested topic areas:
- Planning and implementing STEMS² Units and/or other place and culture-based interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary planning approaches
- Building relationships between schools and communities which foster authentic and reciprocal partnerships
- Sessions or event proposals that intentionally build relationships or connections among educators and practitioners
- Research approaches and projects exploring the impacts and possibilities for place and culture-based interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices.
- Stories of challenge and failing forward when aiming to transform your personal practice, systemic structures, and dominant narratives.
To access the proposal form and read more about the session types and symposium theme visit the 2023 STEMS² Symposium website.