Patti Curtis, US Department of Education
Patti has recently been appointed to the US Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. She came from over a decade at her advocacy role at Museum of Science, Boston. Her breadth of experience supporting national efforts, includes: Working with Congress to design several bills in support of K-12 engineering education, as well as the inclusion of several
provisions within the America COMPETES Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA); Helping secure technology and engineering language in the National Assessment Education Progress (NAEP) Science, and Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) Assessment as well as the Next Generation Science Standards.
Austin Hall, STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition works to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level of the nation about the critical role that STEM education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain a leader of the global marketplace. Austin Hall is Director of Policy Initiatives, focusing on government relations, research, and member advocacy initiatives for the coalition. His previous experience working on federal government issues informs his work with policymakers and industry professionals across the realms of STEM fields. His expertise includes: computer science education; STEM Education in Higher Education; informal STEM learning; and career and technical education.
We will have national partners and statewide representatives discussing opportunities to Chart a Course for Oregon’s Success. Legislators can RSVP Here
Federal representatives, stakeholders, and leaders from the community will tour CTEC and share about opportunities to build a better system of support for for all youth, aligning with federal and state initiatives.
Charting a Course for Clackamas
Thanks to funding from Overdeck Family Foundation, OregonASK is partnering with Clackamas Workforce Partnership to support the ongoing efforts of preparing youth for jobs of the future, particularly as connected to STEM & CTE careers. Join local, state and national partners to discuss charting a course and taking action toward success for Clackamas County. National representatives will discuss the release of the nation’s 5-year STEM education plan and the strategy to reinvest, reimagine, and reprioritize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students. Local & regional champions and partners will showcase exemplars in Clackamas County, sharing about the work being done and opportunities to build a path toward the successful outcomes we are striving for. Participants will walk away with outcomes-based strategies for utilizing expanded learning STEM & CTE opportunities to support whole student success.
Asia Society, Center for Global Education, Heather Singmaster
Heather Singmaster is Director for CTE and GCEN, where her work focuses on international benchmarking and integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy. Heather leads the Global Cities Education Network (GCEN), a network of cities focused on best practice sharing in education. She speaks and writes regularly on global education. She previously worked at the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Heather holds a Masters degree focused in Anthropology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in International Affairs from George Washington University