Hands-On Introduction to the Engineering Design Process and STEM Education Quality Framework
Presenter: Carly Monfort & Laura Drager
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Session Description: 
Careers in STEM fields are growing in demand at an ever-increasing rate and by 2018, 92% of STEM careers will require post-secondary education. As a community of educators (formal or informal), administrators and industry professionals, we must focus on engaging young people in STEM learning experiences to fill this national need. In this session, learn how to define quality STEM education using the STEM Education Quality Framework, evolve existing curriculum, and incorporate hands-on engineering design challenges using free STEM resources.
Presenter Bio:
Carly Monfort is the STEM Coach for the Dayton Regional STEM Center Fellowship Program and a Chemistry Teacher at Centerville High School.  She has participated in the STEM Fellow's program as a Lead STEM Fellow, editor, instructional designer, trainer, and now coach. As coach, responsibilities include program development, STEM Education training, curriculum editing, and facilitation of extended professional development opportunities.  She has earned Bachelor's Degrees in Integrated Science Education and Spanish as well as a Master's Degree in Engineering Innovation and Professional Leadership from the University of Dayton.   

Laura Drager graduated from Wright State University in 2008 with a master’s degree in Middle Childhood Education and is beginning her 8th year teaching 5th grade science in the West Carrollton City School District. She has served as a Dayton Regional STEM Fellow since 2013, where she has contributed by authoring, piloting and editing STEM curriculum.