The 2025 CA STEAM Symposium

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1.5 Units
San Diego
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for 2025 CA STEAM Symposium Participants Only

The CA STEAM Symposium is co-hosted by the California Department of Education, and the California Commission on the Status of Women & Girls. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond is a regular General Session speaker at the event. The breakout sessions are peer-led by STEAM educators and STEAM enthusiasts. Keynote speakers typically include NASA astronauts, artists, authors of equity-minded and wellbeing best sellers, leading BIPOC scientists, and leaders in STEAM. Students also present during the Student Showcase to demonstrate their passion for STEAM education. The 2025 CA STEAM Symposium provides access to two full days of banner keynotes which will challenge and inspire, peer-lead breakout sessions with actionable ideas to bring back to classrooms, a hands-on, interactive Makerspace, and opportunities to find out about the newest tools and resources in our Exhibit Hall. Rarely do we teach just one portion of the STEAM acronym. Connecting to the real- world requires cross-content work with the goal of helping students feel safe, known, supported, and fully engaged in learning. This event provides the opportunity to learn how to readily integrate STEAM practices into your learning environment, along with strategies and resources to address students’ and educators’ social & emotional well-being to support academic progress.


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Course Details

Number of Units: 1.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for PK-12 classroom teachers, TOSAs, District Coaches who want to amplify their own sense of belonging to create conditions to nurture students agency, identity, and inclusion through joyful STEAM learning experiences. Symposium participants will explore new relevant practices and how to integrate STEAM into their classroom environment.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit: Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

Prerequisites: Attend all 19 hours of of content presented at the symposium. 

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Course Date Units Price
EDC-X744X – 001 07 Feb 202509 Feb 2025 1.5 $118

The 2025 CA STEAM Symposium

07 Feb 202509 Feb 2025
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EDC-X744X – 001 – The 2025 CA STEAM Symposium

Number of Sessions: 3

Type Date Time Location Instructors
Conference Fri Feb 7, 2025 8:00AM – 3:00PM San Diego, California
Conference Sat Feb 8, 2025 8:00AM – 3:00PM San Diego, California
Conference Sun Feb 9, 2025 8:00AM – 3:00PM San Diego, California

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: February 9, 2025 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Integrate lessons across content areas
  • Heighten student engagement through authentic and interdisciplinary learning experiences
  • Provide students with relevant critical-thinking opportunities


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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