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Friday, July 29 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC)

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Last year we described the mission, vision and rationale for the project: developing a model for educating K-12 and higher education students capable of succeeding in a flat and diverse globe. GTEC provides an alternative approach to developing the 21st century global workforce through a unique international mentorship and collaboration among K12, higher education and business/industry. 

This year we will report on progress with two pilot programs. In the first program, students from Spirit of Knowledge Charter School, Worcester, MA, and Haywood Engineering College, UK, teamed up to create a ‘global classroom’ to solve an energy optimization problem. In the second program, Newburyport High School joined undergraduates from Olin College of Engineering in a problem-oriented co-design project to reclaim wasted energy. Both pilot programs received technical support from Parametric Technology Corporation, Needham, MA / UK.

Further discussion will include next steps involving additional partners abroad and at home.


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Larisa Schelkin

CEO & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc.
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom ™ model. She held executive positions in academia and STEM global corporations (WPI, WIT, Tufts University; TYCO Electronics Global Corporation). Larisa is a Fellow for Education Policy, Rennie Center for Educational Research and... Read More →
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Annamaria Schrimpf

Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Tech
About Annamaria SchrimpfDirector of Educational Technology, Minuteman Tech, Lexington, MA | Annamaria Pisari Schrimpf has been the Director of Educational Technology for the Minuteman Tech for two years. She has been an educator for more than 30 years including teaching at the middle, high school and junior college level in the field of Business/Computer Education. Her undergraduate degree is from Suffolk University in Business Education and... Read More →
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Isa Zimmerman

Principal, IKZAdvisors, LLC
Dr. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute, and the UMass President’s Office. She was a pioneer in bringing technology to schools for instruction and productivity in MA and she started the MASS... Read More →

Friday July 29, 2011 11:45am - 12:45pm
St. James - 4th Floor (C wing)

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