Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 OCCUE Tech Fest Registration is OPEN!

February 4, 2017 
We are proud to announce our 
special speaker will be 
Dr. Robert Corbin!

Director of Global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education
Robert Corbin is a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Urban Education and a National Board Certified Science Teacher serving as
Director of Global STEM initiatives for Discovery Education.  Robert served as Vice President of Learning Experiences at the Discovery Place Science Center in Charlotte, NC between 2007 and 2016. He served the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system as Earth Science Academic Content Coach from 2005 through 2007. He is a North Carolina Science Leadership Fellow, North Carolina LASER (Leadership Assistance for Science Education Reform) faculty member, NSRC (National Science Resource Center) faculty member, a founding member of the Bank of America Teaching Fellows and Affiliates program and science facilitator for the National Board Teacher Support Program for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Robert also serves as a Facilitator for the NSF funded eMSS(E-mentoring for Student Success)  science and math teacher support program Robert has taught a variety of technology and science courses in a variety of public high school, middle school and university settings for about 20 years. He currently serves as associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and adjunct professor at Wingate University. He is an Arts and Science Council Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Christa McAuliffe Fellow, North Carolina Science Leadership Fellow, Duke University Sawyer Fellow, Time Warner Cable All Star Teacher, Ben Craig Award recipient, Omnicron Psi Outstanding Science Teacher, Whitehead Educator of Distinction, and NAGT Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Southeastern United States.  Robert has written and received grants and awards from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation, Sisters of Mercy Foundation, US Airways Foundation, Duke Foundation, PNC Bank,  Foundation for the Carolinas, EPA, NAGT, Bank of America, First Union Bank, Wachovia Bank, Lowe’s Corporation, Toyota Tapestry Program, International Paper Corporation, Virtual High School Concord Consortium, Noyce Foundation, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Christa McAuliffe Foundation. He has written curriculum for Al Gore’s film Inconvenient Truth, Michael Pollan’s film Botany of Desire, the Weather Channel, Environmental Literacy Council, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Duke Talent Identification Program, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Weyerhaeuser Corporation. He serves on the Appalachian State University Strategic Industry Council, Wingate University Graduate Education Board, Mccoll Center for the Visual Arts Environmental Art Advisory board, Cars Inspiring Youth Executive Board, Partners in Out of School time Advisory Board, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Community Task Force on Choices  and Johnson C. Smith University HBCU advisory board. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Michigan State University and an I.M.A. in Natural Science Education from the University of South Carolina and a Ph. D. in curriculum and instruction from the
University of North Carolina at Charlotte.    

Spend the day meeting with other educators around Orange County as we celebrate learning and professional growth. 

We are providing our 101-Strand for educators who are new to any type of technology that is offered. Don't know much about iPads or Chromebooks? Take the iPad 101 or Chromebook 101 sessions. Don't know much about Google or Google Classroom? Take the Google 101 sessions. And so much more...

As always, we will also offer advanced sessions where experienced users can get geeky with technology.

With sessions at every digital level, great food, amazing raffle prizes, and good can you say no?

Ready to sign-up? Simply click the REGISTER tab above.

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Special this year. 
Superintendents and District Administrators: STEM Leadership Academy with Dr. Robert Corbin on Feb. 3, 2017. This will be a separate no cost event the day before the OCCUE Tech Fest 2017. Admins Academy: Feb. 3, 2017 to register

We'll see you soon!

- OCCUE Board of Directors