Who Attends?

STEAM Educators

Teaching science, technology, engineering, arts, and math is crucial to helping students build a genuine and critical understanding of the world around them. 

At TCEA, you’ll find specialized sessions tailored to what matters most to you. We cover the topics you care most about:

  • Robotics, coding, and other practical STEAM skills
  • Ready-to-use tips, tools, and techniques for podcasts and video production
  • The latest in AR/VR technology
  • 3D printing, rocketry, and the most exciting hands-on ideas

Along with content created just for you, build a strong PLN with networking events designed for STEAM educators. It’s an opportunity to extend your resources and engage in conversations with educators who share your passions, concerns, and challenges in the Solution Circle roundtable discussions.

Don’t forget to stop by the exhibit hall to explore new products and services for all things ed tech.


Mike Mohammad has been a secondary science teacher for 20 years, 15 of those at Brookfield Central High School. At Central, Mike has taught General Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. In his classroom, Mike has worked to increase access, engagement, and expression for all learners by removing the barriers of legacy instructional practices. Mike is a Google Certified Teacher and Apple Educator and has been recognized by the Institute for Personalized Learning with their Trailblazer Award. He lives in Brown Deer, WI with his wife and dog Sasha. When not deep into his work, Mike is an avid movie buff and cook.

Check Out Mike >> @mo_physics 

Josh Stumpenhorst is a Learning Commons Director at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, IL which is part of Naperville Community School District 203. He served as a 6th grade English and Social Science teacher for 13 years prior to taking the Learning Commons Director position. Josh oversees the Library, Makerspace, Video Production Lab and school arcade. 

Josh Stumpenhorst is a Thought Leader at TCEA 2021 through our partnership with IDEAcon.

Check Out Josh >> @stumpteacher

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Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science — all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Nightly News, the Wendy Williams Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert. 

Thursday, February 4, 2021
4 p.m. Central
Brought to you by TCEA

Check Out Dr Kate >> @K8theChemist katethechemist.com

Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience. Most of this time was spent teaching middle school language arts, and the rest was at the college level, where she trained pre-service teachers for the classroom. In 2013, she created the website Cult of Pedagogy, where she now works full-time to help teachers of all subjects and grade levels practice and perfect the art of teaching.

Monday, February 22, 2021
3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central
Brought to you by IDEA

Check Out Jennifer >> @cultofpedagogy | cultofpedagogy.com

With content delivered in a wide variety of formats, the convention is specifically tailored to accommodate all learning styles and appeal to educators at all levels. And, every registration includes a complimentary one-year TCEA membership so you can continue your learning and networking all year long.

Be a part of this
can’t-miss event.

The 2021 TCEA Convention & Exposition makes it easy to contribute your vision and learn from others. We offer multiple registration options to help campus and district administrators, teachers, librarians, and educators of all kinds be a part of five content-filled days. Reserve your place among them.

“The many opportunities for teachers to use innovative methods of teaching in the classroom was simply amazing.”

-Barbara C.