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Cindy Moss

Biography

Cindy Moss, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, is charged with supporting school districts in their work to develop and deploy student initiatives to drive science, technology, engineering and math achievement nationwide.
 
A nationally respected thought leader in STEM education and reform, Dr. Moss brings over 21 years experience in district leadership, classroom instruction and inquiry based learning to her work as a champion for STEM engagement and career & workforce readiness. ���

Dr. Moss is a sought-after speaker on the topic of student engagement through STEM and was selected by the National Science Foundation to serve on the federal commission, which created the “National Action Plan for Addressing the Critical Needs of the US Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education System.” In 2012, Dr. Moss was recognized as one of the top “100 Women in STEM.”
 
Prior to joining Discovery Education, Dr. Moss served as Director of PreK-12 STEM Education for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system, the 17th largest district in the US. Dr. Moss moved into this role after 21 years as a classroom teacher, where she received numerous awards for excellence including RadioShack’s National Teaching Award and the Milken National Educator Award.
 
Dr. Moss has a BS in Zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead Scholar, a Masters in Science Teaching from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Science Curriculum and Instruction from Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia.

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Keynote Sessions

 

Why STEM? Why now?


This session presents data about why districts need a STEM education plan that includes their local STEM stakeholders, the best practices involved in STEM and the impact this makes on real students in real districts.

Science and Math Strand-Using Technology to Engage Students in Problem Solving


During this presentation participants will see specific examples of how technology is transforming science and math teaching and learning. They will be exposed to STEM competitions, ways to use STEM to grow the capacity of teachers and administrators in their buildings and ways to fund STEM. They will leave with resources to use in their class, school and district and be inspired to implement these strategies with their students.

Concurrent Sessions

 

A Case Study in STEM


This session presents data and anecdotes from a 5 year mission to radically improve teaching and learning PreK-12 for all students in Charlotte NC using Discovery and real world problem solving.

Putting the Sizzle in STEM


This session provides hands-on experience with STEM challenges and data about why employing them engages students.

STEMulating Curiosity through Competitions and Camps


Participants will be exposed to free resources for STEM competitions, afterschool and summer camp opportunities for their students.

Why STEM? Why now?


Math teachers will have the opportunity to explore how STEM problem solving experiences can help math students acquire math skills. Participants will leave with resources to begin these strategies in their classrooms.

STEM and Achievement Gap


Participants will see how technology and STEM learning experiences are used with English language learners, struggling readers and students with poor math skills. They will see how Discovery and STEM were used in Charlotte NC to decrease the gap between struggling and successful students, as well as to empower teachers.

A Case Study in using STEM to Transform Teaching and Learning


Participants will find out how the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools used science and STEM to engage and motivate students and teachers. They will leave with strategies they can begin to use in their classrooms, schools and districts and will find out about resources to help them grow along the STEM education continuum.

Using Technology and STEM to Level the Playing Field


Participants will find out out specific ways to use STEM strategies to motivate students, improve their academic achievement and connect with the STEM community in workforce development. They will leave with valuable data and resources to help them use 21st century teaching and learning approaches with their students.

 

Types of Sessions She Delivers

  • Keynote/Featured Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions


Topics She Covers

  • 21st Century Leadership
  • STEM and STEAM