Community Programs Office Director Kurt Steinhaus provides his perspective on what schools, teachers, administrators, parents and communities can do singly and collectively to improve education in New Mexico’s and the nation’s schools during a TEDxABQED talk 1-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro N.E., in Albuquerque.
As a former teacher and educational administrator, Steinhaus is passionate about education. Steinhaus manages the Community Commitment Plan, which details how the Laboratory and Los Alamos National Security, LLC implements educational investment initiatives by Los Alamos in Northern New Mexico.
Steinhaus will use personal experiences hosting exchange students as well as LANL’s Math and Science Academy to illustrate how collectively, improvements in education are achievable. He will note that the Math and Science Academy has resulted in tremendous gains in student achievements and given teachers new tools for teaching math and science.
“Teachers have told us that the Math and Science Academy has changed their teaching careers and given them a renewed energy to teach math and science,” Steinhaus said. “Collectively we’re making a difference for teachers and students in Northern New Mexico.”
Note: Friday’s TEDxABQED talk is sold out, however it can be watched on a livestream by going to the http://tedxabq.com/ webpage and from there clicking the link to the livestream at www.tedxabq.com/watch.