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November 13, 2018 | by bbennett
November 14, 2018 (Providence, Rhode Island) - TIMES2 Institute is excited to welcome Charlene Tuttle, the 2019 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year, as its Keynote Speaker for the STEM Talks Rhode Island program on Wednesday, December 5th. The event, which is focused on increasing participation of underrepresented populations in STEM education and careers, is the first of three STEM Talks Rhode Island events that TIMES2 Institute will facilitate throughout the 2018-2019 academic year. The Providence Public Library at 150 Empire Street in Providence, Rhode Island will serve as the location for this free event. Complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
In addition to Charlene Tuttle, the audience will also hear remarks from Karen Chacón, the Executive Director of The Latino STEM Alliance in Boston, MA and Noah Jenkins, a recent University of Connecticut graduate who currently works as a Staff Engineer at Applied Physical Sciences Corp in Groton, CT.
“Each year, I’m amazed by the talent, creativity, and commitment of our Rhode Island Teachers of the Year, and Charlene Tuttle is no exception. Charlene always puts her students first and, in doing so, is both a leader and a mentor to her colleagues,” said Governor Gina M. Raimondo. Charlene Tuttle is a 20-year veteran educator who has spent the past five years as a 6th grade science and social studies teacher at the Lawn School in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Ms. Tuttle has made STEM come alive for her students, creating a range of work-based and hands-on learning opportunities. She created a SeaPerch program to build underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles) with students, created and ran after-school coding workshops and collaborated with Roger Williams University and commercial aquaculture interests to study the local environment. She successfully applied for and won a NASA grant to fund a school hydroponics system. Tuttle has also been essential to statewide professional learning and curriculum development efforts, serving as a member of the State Leadership Team for the development of Next Generation Science Standards. No stranger to recognition, she was a 2010 winner of the Presidential Award for Math and Science Teaching and a 2009 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence winner. Ms. Tuttle is eager to share her practices with the STEM Talks Rhode Island audience.
TIMES2 Institute is located in Providence, Rhode Island and its mission is to create educational opportunities that prepare learners of all ages for the 21st century global workforce. In addition to STEM Talks Rhode Island, TIMES2 Institute also offers professional development, workforce training and additional events.
Please use the registration link below to attend the December 5th STEM Talks event.