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Wednesday, December 4


Learning Lab: SystemsGo, Inspiring Tomorrow's Innovators With Rockets!
Ever wanted to build a rocket?  Now’s your chance!  Come build a rocket with us and hear about the SystemsGo STEM Curriculum that is challenging students and changing lives across the State of Texas and New Mexico!

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Rebekah Hyatt

Program Director, SystemsGo
Rebekah has been the Program Director for SystemsGo since 2016. Prior to 2016, she taught the curriculum for 8 years and witnessed firsthand how it changed the lives of students, transforming them into competent, independent thinkers.  Her goal as Program Director is to give all... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Playground (Exhibit Hall)
Thursday, December 5


Learning Lab: Build Math Thinkers
Memorization of math facts got you down? Come and experience the power of building a math mindset with Math Stackers. Session includes hands-on experiments focused on number reasoning and several instant challenges to equip and empower ALL students to wonder and think mathematically. Develop mathematicians who know their stuff!

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Kelly Threadgill

Math Stackers, Inc., President & Creator
After discovering that her creative mind empowered her to see mathematics from a different perspective, Kelly earned a Masters in Mathematics Education and set out to provide the best math experiences for all her students. After 10 years in the classroom inventing authentic, active... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Playground (Exhibit Hall)


Learning Lab: STEM and Innovation Comes to Life
Join us to explore and experience innovative, hands-on STEM strategies to engage in 21st-century thinking and learning skills of creativity, innovation, inspiration, and problem-solving. Let's experience together the elements of design thinking to ideate, prototype, and bring your idea to life.

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Kim Lindenfeld

Regional Consultant, National Inventors Hall of Fame
Kim Lindenfeld is passionate about giving students opportunities to explore invention and innovation. She resides in the Houston area and serves as Regional Consultant for the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Kim received certification as a Training Professional from Texas A&M University... Read More →
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Barbara Hinton

Regional Program Development Manager, National Inventors Hall of Fame
Barbara Hinton joined the NIHF team in January 2019 as the Regional Program Development Manager. She brings over 30+ years of experience in education, primarily in Advanced Academics. In her most recent role, Barbara served as the K-12 District Advanced Academics and Gifted and Talented... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Playground (Exhibit Hall)


Learning Lab: A Greeting Card, Some Geometry, and Voila . . . a Box!
We’ll turn a greeting card into a box by using our knowledge of geometry concepts. Be prepared to defend and be challenged in your beliefs of geometric definitions. Families of polygons, with a special emphasis on quadrilaterals will be explored and dissected. It WILL be fun!!

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Nicholas Restivo

Director of Mathematics (PreK - 12), Mineola Union Free Schools
Nicholas J Restivo has spent 38 years in public education in New York City, Fort Worth, TX, and Long Island (Plainview, Mineola, Long Beach) as a classroom teacher, district supervisor of math, and high school principal. He is now serving as Executive Director of MOEMS (Mathematical... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Playground (Exhibit Hall)


Learning Lab: Astronomy for the Classroom
Bring the basics of astronomy into your classroom by creating a chandelier-like constellation of Orion. Through the presentation you will be learning the stars that make up Orion and their meaning, bringing understanding of constellations to your students.

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Abigail Peterson

Sales and Outreach Coordinator, US Space and Rocket Center
Abigail Peterson is the Sales and Outreach Coordinator at The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, and specializes in Custom and Corporate camp programs. While overseeing Custom and Corporate programs, she travels the United States promoting the exciting educational opportunities... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Playground JW Marriott Hill Country Hotel
Friday, December 6


Learning Lab: Stealth STEM With KEVA Planks
Sneak STEM into any subject you teach with games and fun challenges.You will be creating bridges, flowers, architecture, and much more with impromptu challenges using fun and interactive KEVA Planks. Individual, partner, and group projects will give you a first-hand understanding of how open-ended challenges can be so powerful and yet so easy to lead. It's a practical teaching method you can implement immediately.

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Dr. Ken Scheel

Director/Founder, KEVA Planks Education
Dr. Ken Scheel is a “Block” Expert, International Education Consultant, Top Ranked Presenter, Award-winning Professional Toy Inventor, Maker space advocate, Founder and Chief Education Officer at KEVA Planks Education. As an international informal education resource for science... Read More →

Friday December 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Playground JW Marriott Hill Country Hotel