STEM in Action: Start With Prepared Leaders, Teachers and Engaged Students
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Join us for a high-level discussion about STEM in Action, legislative updates and school finance in Texas. During the summit, we will discuss supporting teacher development and preparing for changes taking shape in the classroom around technology and STEM initiatives, including computer science, CTE and coding.
There is no cost to attend, and a networking breakfast and luncheon are included.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Region 10 ESC
400 E. Spring Valley Road
Richardson, TX 75081
8:15 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
8:45 a.m. | Welcome
Mike Moses, Ed.D.
Former Texas Commissioner of Education
Gordon Taylor, Ph.D.
Region 10 Executive Director
Director, Educational Partnerships
Keynote address: WeTeach_CS and You Can Too!
Computer science jobs are the #1 source of new wages in the U.S., but the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that there will be 1 million open jobs in computing by 2024 due to a lack of qualified U.S. candidates. While computer science enrollment has grown significantly in Texas, only 3% of high school students currently complete a CS course, and most courses fail to represent the diversity of students in the state. If your district is looking to build a diverse K–12 Computer Science Pathway, this presentation is just for you. We will focus on resources for improving the CS pipeline in your school/district from elementary to high school and professional development opportunities that will help your school train and certify more CS teachers.
Carol L. Fletcher Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Everyone Can Code!
Introducing students to the basics of coding helps build critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Programming with TI-Innovator™ Technology introduces physical computing and helps spark interest in engineering, robotics and more.
Technology Adoption Consultant
Leveraging Classroom Instruction to Maximize Student Achievement on High Stakes Exams
Administrators and teachers will explore opportunities to leverage instructional practices and technology to support students in demonstrating mathematics knowledge.
Educator and T³™ National Instructor
Texas State Budget and Funding Opportunities
Our speaker will comment on the state budget and funding opportunities in the areas of science and math.
David Thompson, Partner, Thompson & Horton LLP
11:35 a.m. | Networking luncheon
12:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Session 1: STEM Kits and Coding
Explore STEM and Coding Resources to use in STEM camps, clubs and classes as well as ways for your math, science and CTE teachers to introduce coding into their classrooms.
Session 2: Instructional Practices to Support Texas EOC and College Entrance Exams
Explore implementing test preparation strategies in the mathematics classroom to reinforce technology skills and deepen student understanding of key topics in college entrance exams as well as Texas EOC Exams.
2 p.m. Summit concludes
For questions about the summit, please contact Wendy Peel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.567.6705.