In this session, participants will explore why they should be providing STEM teaching and learning to their students, how it combines content and skills with real-world problems, and how they can begin the transformation in their district.
Dr. Cindy Moss is a graduate of Rowan-Salisbury Schools and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. She worked as a classroom teacher in high schools in Syracuse, New York, and with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). After teaching for 20 years, she became the PreK-12 director of STEM for CMS, holding that position for 10 years.
Dr. Moss holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in science from Syracuse University. She also holds a doctorate in science curriculum and instruction from the Curtin Institute of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. Some of her many honors include the Milken National Educator Award and the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center’s STEM Administrator Award. Currently, Dr. Moss is vice president of global STEM for Discovery Education and travels the world meeting with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and school districts to help them create a vision to prepare their students for the future.