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In Focus: STEM+Arts Education - Regional and Statewide Updates

Monday, May 5, 2014
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $500.00
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In California and across the nation, momentum is building in support of learning models that integrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the arts. 
Join your grantmaking colleagues for SCG’s 2014 In Focus series exploring STEM+Arts education. SCG’s second meeting of the year will feature Christopher Roe, Chief Executive Officer of the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet). CSLNet works closely with Regional Networks and other partners around California to advance a set of Statewide Initiatives that scale high quality STEM teaching and learning across regions and throughout the state. The meeting will also feature David Rattray, Senior Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. 
During this interactive conversation, we will get an update about statewide initiatives STEM education in California, as well as the latest developments for the LA Regional STEM Hub.
This series includes five meetings in 2014. Each meeting builds on information and discussion from earlier sessions, so we encourage participants to plan to attend all five meetings or to send a representative from your organization if you are unable to attend. 
Upcoming quarterly meetings:
August 2014: Amplifying Collective Impact with Yasmin Fodil, Senior Strategist, GOOD/Corps.
October 2014: Best Practices for Teacher Development with Gregory Nicholson, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, and Kathy Clemmer, School of Education and Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Marymount University. Session will take place at the California Club, hosted by The Leonetti/O'Connell Family Foundation. Space is limited.
December 2014: Next Generation Science Standards

About In Focus:
Tackling an emerging trend or policy issue of concern to philanthropy, SCG’s In Focus program series convenes funders to learn about a specific topic, exchange ideas about how philanthropy can address the evolving issue, and share updates about their work. By bringing together funders over the course of one year, In Focus provides a platform for funders to address key issues through collaboration and action.


Christopher Roe
Chief Executive Officer, California STEM Learning Network

Christopher Roe oversees the creation of strategic relationships and collaboration with regional, state, and national partners to establish a network that will rapidly scale innovative STEM teaching and learning across K-14 education.

Prior to joining CSLNet, Roe served as Deputy Director for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a membership organization comprised of corporate CEOs, college and university presidents, and foundation leaders working to advance innovative solutions to the nation's most significant education challenges. He helped elevate the national dialogue on STEM education, and worked with members of Congress, governors, and the business community to increase support for STEM teaching and learning. Roe also helped launch the STEM Research and Modeling Network, an open innovation network devoted to developing cutting edge tools to advance STEM education. He received a Master of Public Policy from the University of California-Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

David Rattray
President & Executive Director of UNITE-LA  and Senior Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

David Rattray is the President & Executive Director of UNITE-LA and Senior Vice President, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in charge of the Chamber's Education & Workforce Development Division. In this role he leads the largest group of staff and consultants committed to education and workforce development issues of any chamber of commerce or business organization in the U.S. Unite-LA is a nonprofit organization that leads collaborative education reform efforts, promotes business-education partnerships, expands college access and provides workforce development opportunities for youth in the Los Angeles area.

Rattray was the Co-Chair of  Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Tom Torlakson’s Transition Advisory Team and is the current Co-Chair of the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation. Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation’s mission is to support the California Department of Education and to advocate for the Whole Child Approach to Education.

Who May Attend:
Current SCG members and other grantmakers eligible for membership. For eligibility requirements, click here.

Registration is now closed.

Space is limited. Participants are encouraged to attend all five meetings of the In Focus: STEM+Arts Education series. For participants unable to participate in one or more future meetings, a representative from your organization may attend in your place.

SCG members: free
Eligible non-members: $500 (includes all five sessions)

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