Welcome to the 2017 TICAL Conference!  This year’s theme: Personalizing Learning
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Wednesday, February 22 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Learning Blade - STEM/CTE Game Changer for Middle Schools

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Come and learn why the Governor's Office and the Arkansas Department of Education, in partnership with APSRC, are offering Learning Blade for FREE to all schools across the state. Learning Blade is a unique, online STEM career-awareness system aimed at middle schools and linked to Arkansas academic standards. Results indicate that Learning Blade is doubling the number of those interested in science and engineering careers. The program also is significantly increasing the number of students who recognize that STEM skills will be useful later in life. The Learning Blade encourages students in grades 5 through 9 to consider STEM.


Ray Henson

STEM Curriculum Trainer, APSRC
Ray is currently contracted with the Arkansas Public School Resource Center as a consultant and trainer  specifically for the Learning Blade STEM curriculum. Ray has recently retired from the Arkansas Dept of Career Education where he worked to establish regional business and industry... Read More →
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Joshua Sneideman

VP, Learning Blade
Joshua Sneideman is Vice President of Learning Blade and the 2013 -2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow. In 2015, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, recognized Sneideman for his efforts to increase minority participation in STEM education. A 10-year middle... Read More →

Wednesday February 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Attendees (16)