OAPT C O N F E R E N C E 2014
Thurs May 8 to Sat May 10, 2014

STEM Education

K-12 STEM education is an ambitious international movement intended to match graduate skills to future economic growth by exploiting a rich new paradigm for independent thinking. Refocusing K-12 education on problem-based learning , with clear emphasis on engineering principles, promises a generation of innovators and entrepreneurs adaptable to changing economic needs and imposing challenges.

Recent research indicates the cognitive skill sets for STEM education are disproportionately represented among physics teachers. Together with the close scaffolding of STEM and physic s content, this places physics and physics teachers at the core of STEM education success.

The OAPT are being proactive in preparing its membership for the opportunities and challenges of STEM education. The 2014 conference is intended to foster dialogue within and without our membership and begin building the architecture needed to direct this initiative.

The 2014 OAPT Conference Committee extends an invitation to K-12 educators, university and college professors, mathematics & technology educators, engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students (at all levels) to participate in our STEM conference. This may be in the form of workshops, information booths, papers, demonstrations, research or other. Submit your proposal and our committee will work hard to assemble the most dynamic and inspirational OAPT conference yet - our 36th.

Call for Presenters for the 2014 OAPT Conference at ECE at the University of Toronto

Plans are underway for the next conference and we would like to invite all interested parties to submit proposals for presentations. We are looking for a variety of presentation types and time lengths. See if you fit into any of the groups below or feel free to suggest another possibility.

Exhibit Tables

A limited number of exhibit tables will be available at no cost. They will be available Thursday 5:30 - 10:00 and Saturday 8:00 - 5:00. See if you fit any of the following descriptions;

Scheduled Workshop Sessions

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a variety of workshop types and lengths. Here are some possibilities;

If you would like to present at the 2014 Conference please download,complete and email this spreadsheet: Call for Presenters

We look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Lim-Cole, Dave Doucette, Co-Chairs of the OAPT Conference 2014


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