E2 (Engagement * Excellence)

The STEAM Solution: Strategies and Research to Ignite Student Engagement and Success in Math

PD-Symposium-2016-flyerHave you found yourself wondering?

  • What happened to my students’ motivation?
  • How can I use simple patterns to deepen abstract understanding?
  • How can I foster student engagement in learning?
  • Have children lost a work ethic? What can I do about it?
  • How do I encourage academic risk taking?
  • Is there a role of play and reflection in math?
  • Why are my students playing it safe?
  • What makes an engaging learning community?
  • Are there learning differences in males and females?
  • How does stress and perception impact mathematical success?
  • Is there a year that impacts math success long-term?
  • Does heart factor into math?

Virginia STEAM Academy* is proud to offer an engaging, interactive, and fast-paced day of professional development to anyone interested in the mathematical lives of middle and high school students.


Research-based, hands-on activities and talks designed to deepen your understanding of:

  • Mindset, Math Anxiety, and Mastery
  • Moving from Simple to Complex Thinking
  • Environment and Input: Internal and External


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


The Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street, Richmond


$50/participant. Seats are limited.

Additional Information

  • Dress is working casual.
  • Lunch is provided (Homemades by Suzanne).
  • A Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.
  • In the event of inclement weather or circumstances beyond the control of Virginia STEAM Academy, we regret that refunds are not available.
  • The schedule is subject to change.

Sponsored by:

Virginia STEAM Academy
Virginia STEAM Academy

In Partnership with:

  • vasteam
    Science Museum of Virginia
  • Partners in the Arts
    Partners in the Arts, University of Richmond
  • University of Richmond Museums
    University of Richmond Museums

Click here to register

Register today for our Professional Development Symposium. We hope to see you on March 22, 2016, for a rousing day of math and hands-on experiences!