April in Review
Smithsonian Science Education Center Director, Carol O’Donnell, attended the 2019 Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) Annual Conference. O’Donnell presented to the group on Lesson Study: Teachers Learn by Teaching and Observing. The lesson study was made possible through a 100Kin10 grant. O’Donnell also attended the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) 2019 Leadership summit and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference. CSSS, NSELA and NSTA all occurred the same week in St Louis, MO.
STEM Funders Network
On April 17th O’Donnell attend the STEM Funders Network (SFN) Dinner at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana in Washington, DC. SFN is comprised of a diverse mix of more than 20 education-focused private and corporate foundations who are working together to increase the knowledge and expertise of grant makers investing in STEM, leverage their collective resources, and collaborate on high-impact projects they could not undertake alone. The dinner was organized around several table conversations, which focused on the topic of influence - specifically how are stakeholders influenced to change and how are you, as a change-maker in this field, influenced to make changes yourself.