STEM in Action: Start with Prepared Leaders, Teachers and Engaged Students
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, Oct. 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Region 2 Education Service Center
209 N. Water St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
8:30 a.m. | Registration and breakfast
9 a.m. | Welcome
Mike Moses, Ed.D.
Former Texas Commissioner of Education
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
Texas Instruments Update
Educational Technology Consultant
Texas State Budget and Funding Opportunities
Our speaker will comment on the state budget and funding opportunities in the areas of science and math.
Noon | Networking luncheon
For questions about the summit, please contact Wendy Peel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.567.6705.