BCS Advantage Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 15

BEST Conference this Summer Hundreds of BCS educators attended the BEST STEAM PowerED* conference in August at North Buncombe High School. There were over 230 engaging and informative sessions ranging from 3-D printing to video production. “There were so many sessions. I enjoyed seeing so many colleagues from all over the county having fun,” says Rachel Edwards, Media Specialist at Erwin HS. “It didn’t feel like work; it was like teacher summer camp!” This year’s list of presenters included colleagues from NCDPI, UNCA, Appalachian State, Mars Hill University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Charlotte, and Shelby, N.C. Plans are in the works for next year’s BEST conference! *BEST stands for Blending Educational Strategies Together & STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Asheville, North Carolina Thank you to our communiy partners for their generous support throughout the year as Buncombe County Schools prepares our students for their tomorrow! Pierce Group Beneets Becky's Florist Champion Credit Union Duke Energy Barnes & Noble Robert Beatty Novus Architects Hickory Construction Asheville Renaissance Hotel www.buncombeschools.org Connecting schools, families and businesses YOUR AD HERE! 214-728-8349 w w w . e f p a g e s . c o m 13