We would like to invite you to join our first-ever Twitter chat hosted by our Community Shaman Martin Bukacek and MIE Expert Todd LaVogue, a STEM programs coordinator and an environmental science teacher from Palm Beach, FL. Todd is also one of 30 current TED Ed Innovative Educators in the world.

The topic is How to best prepare students for STEAM careers? There have been a lot of discussions about this topic in regard to the latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test that put U.S. students to the middle of the pack, falling behind other developed nations. We would like to know how teachers focusing on STEM subjects work with the issue. Do you use technology in the classroom or some special curriculum? We want to know!

Practical info

This Thursday, December 13 at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET be logged in to your Twitter account and follow the hashtag #LifeliqeChat. We will keep the traditional format Q1-A1, Q2-A2,… so don’t forget to mark your answers, always using the hashtag.

About our host

Todd (@ToddLaVogue) has personally advised the current King of Spain on matters of education. He has also written ICT strategy for Learn for Japan a non-profit that works with the Japanese Ministry of Education. He is the founder of, a website that showcases the best in student content creation. Todd has been named the District Career and Technical Education Middle School Teacher of the Year, Palm Beach County School District’s Most Innovative Educator as well as a recipient of the Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education Teacher of the Year in a school district of 20,000 teachers. Therefore we are leaving the hosting position in very capable hands!

We are very excited to hear about your ideas and teaching resources you use. If you have colleagues focusing on this area, invite them to share their knowledge!

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