STEAMing It Up Conference

Professional Development for Educators
January 16-17, 2020
NIU - Naperville
Naperville, IL 60563

As science, technology, engineering, the arts and math become more interconnected within our schools, teachers are often left wondering how to incorporate STEAM into their classroom while still aligning lessons to state standards and preparing their students for college and careers. Illinois State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and ISTE Standards dictate that students need to be prepared for a world focused on innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Join the NIU STEAM team, NIU faculty, experienced classroom teachers, and STEAM experts at the two-day STEAMing It Up! Conference to learn how to meet those needs. Each day, you will be inspired and learn new ideas you can implement in your classroom right-away.

What to Expect

You will experience interactive lessons, learn about aligning STEAM to standards, network and attend idea-sharing sessions; along the way, you will discover learning resources for engaging your students through STEAM. Breakfast and lunch is provided with your daily registration. Professional development hours are also available.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Join us at 8:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast and keynote presentation. Watch this space for our exciting keynote announcement coming soon.

In the morning and afternoon, you can attend a wide range of one-hour breakout sessions.

Breakout sessions to be announced.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2020
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Dig deeper on Friday with workshops throughout the morning followed by a lunch and interactive expert panel. Breakfast and networking start at 8:30 a.m. with workshops beginning at 9 a.m.

Workshop topics to be announced.

NIU STEAM invites you to share your expertise, experience and ideas with fellow STEAM educators! We are currently accepting proposals for hands-on, interactive sessions. Submit your ideas for a one hour sessions or a two hour workshop. Proposals are due October 16, 2019. Follow the link to submit a proposal

Visit to register today!

Early bird (before Dec. 1, 2019) - $250
After Dec. 1, 2019 - $275
One day - $175

While there are no refunds for this event, substitutions are permitted. Contact Sara at for more information.