Humphrey plans Education Innovation series

March 28, 2012

MHTA – The University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, in conjunction with its partners, is presenting a series of event focus on education innovation. The series will explore ideas for bringing innovation to education through collaboration, planning and action. Each event will act as a launching point as part of a larger process of developing positive change in education.

The first event will take place April 12 and focus on science and engineering. Change is on the horizon for STEM education across the country. A recently released report from the National Research Council presents a new framework for K-12 science education that identifies the key scientific and engineering ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school. The framework calls for a shift in the way science is taught and is the potential foundation for new science standards that could be adopted by many states. Minnesota is a lead state in developing the new standards which will be released for public comment at the end of March.


  • Keynote: Heidi Schweingruber, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council
  • Pecha Kucha: Short presentations (20 slides/20 seconds per slide) featuring six stories of how science and engineering is being successfully integrated with other fields
  • Interactive Design Challenge: How might we prepare our students to solve today’s grand challenges? You decide.

Co-presented by the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Education & Human Development in partnership with the Carl & Eloise Pohlad Family Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Humanities Center, SciMathMN, MHTA and Science Museum of Minnesota.

Participants can join the virtual Education Innovation Gathering on InCommons to discuss and share information on the topic, access relevant videos, documents, links to related organizations and resources.


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