Virginia Educational Facility Planners
The 2014 Mid-Year Conference

Please join us to learn about how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) partnerships are being integrated into the educational curriculum and school facility designs.

Embracing STEM in K-12

VEFP Mid-Year ConferenceDate:         Friday, October 24, 2014

Time:         9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Location:  Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901


9:00 am
9:30 am Welcome
Keith Webb, President, Virginia Chapter, CEFPI
9:35 am – 10:35 am Speaker
Mr. Matt Shields, STEM Teacher, Charlottesville HS
10:40 am – 11:20 am Group A – STEM Classroom Tour
Group B – Ms. Stephanie Grady, STEM Teacher, Buford MS
11:25 am – 12:05 pm Group A – Ms. Stephanie Grady, STEM Teacher, Buford MS
Group B – STEM Classroom Tour
12:10 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote: Embracing STEM in K-12
Dr. Glen Bull-Professor of Instructional Technology-UVA
2:05 pm – 3:15 pm Architectural Panel Discussion – STEM Designs
Crabtree Rohrbaugh, Grimm + Parker, Moseley Architects, and RRMM
3:15 pm Closing Remarks
Keith Webb, President, Virginia Chapter, CEFPI


VEFP Mid-Year Conference STEM (High School)
Matt Shields, Teacher, Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville High School has built a state of the art STEM lab. Matt will elaborate about the process to create this new program and its associated spaces. Learn how student interest motivated the evolution of a physics class into a popular science club, then ultimately spurred the conversion of a large portion of the media center into a STEM lab to include robotics and 3D printing. Matt will describe the program, design process and share images. Matt Shields began his career as an engineer, after earning his master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. However, a part-time gig as a cross country coach eventually pulled him out of engineering and into his current position as a high school physics teacher. He is now in his tenth year teaching and is the sponsor of Charlottesville High School’s largest club, BACON, the Best All-around Club of Nerds. Matt also has a PhD in education.

VEFP Mid-Year Conference STEM (K-12 Research Perspective)
Dr. Glen Bull, Professor of Instructional Technology, University of VA

Glen Bull is a professor of instructional technology in the Curry School of Education and has conducted extensive research on the benefits of a STEM curriculum. He serves as co-director of the Center for Technology and Teacher Education. He developed one of the nation’s first statewide K-12 Internet systems, Virginia’s Public Education Network (PEN). He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), and a recipient of the Willis Award for “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Technology and Teacher Education.” He currently provides leadership for the National Technology Leadership Coalition, a consortium of national teacher educator associations and national educational technology associations. He serves as editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, a peer-reviewed journal jointly sponsored by five professional associations representing science education (ASTE), mathematics education (AMTE), English education (CEE), social studies (CUFA), and educational technology (SITE).


Registration is closed for the mid-year conference.

Non-member FREE
Lunch will be included

AIA credit available


Register online for mid-year conference sponsorship opportunities.

$1,000 Two Available
$500 Four Available

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