These are exciting times in the world of STEAM in the state of Florida. As the plans for this summer continue to evolve, the Department has come to the difficult decision of postponing the STEAMposium event scheduled for June 22-24, 2021. This is not a cancellation, but a postponement. We are very invested in the STEAMposium as we have grown this project over the past few years.
Mathematics is an integral part of STEAM and it is prudent to incorporate the new standards into the learning rather than include the current standards. This pause will provide Florida educators with the time needed to immerse themselves in the new B.E.S.T. mathematics standards.
Professional development for district leads in the new B.E.S.T. mathematics standards is scheduled during the summer. Space is limited. Visit the B.E.S.T. Mathematics Professional Development for District Leads website for current information about this important opportunity.
The Department and the STEAM Team look forward to the continued growth in STEAM in Florida. If you have questions about the B.E.S.T. Mathematics Professional Development for District Leads, please contact Patricia (PJ) Duncan at Patricia.Duncan@fldoe.org.