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Tuesday, July 20 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Option B: Building Equity Through Engineering: One District's Story of Success

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Hillsborough County Public Schools is the seventh largest school district in the nation, with over 220,000 students from extraordinarily diverse communities. Eight years ago the district created a STEM "playbook" outlining instructional frameworks for science and STEM education that included engineering opportunities aligned with NGSS SEPs for ALL students, and developed a complimentary out-of-school time program to accompany the instructional shifts in the classroom. Through subsequent partnerships with NSTA, The Museum of Science (Boston), University of South Florida and 100Kin10, the district fine-tuned a professional learning pathway for K-5 teachers to support inquiry-based, hands-on engineering opportunities in the science classroom.

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Larry Plank

Executive Director, K-12 Science Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., is the Executive Director for K-12 Science Education for Hillsborough County Public Schools, in Tampa, FL, the 7th largest school district in the United States. Mr. Plank began his post-secondary education at Michigan State University, earned a Bachelor’s... Read More →

Tuesday July 20, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT