Shifts in Texas Education: A Look at Learning with Technology
Join us for a high-level discussion about navigating the shifts in Texas education. During the summit, we will address challenges and solutions for implementing new technology and STEM initiatives, supporting teacher development and preparing for changes taking shape in the classroom with the TEKS and STAAR® testing requirements for mathematics. A networking breakfast and luncheon are included.
April 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. Check-in and breakfast
9:30 a.m. Program begins
12:30 p.m. Networking lunch
Region 15 Education Service Center
612 South Irene
San Angelo, Texas 76903
Dr. Mike Moses
Former Texas Commissioner of Education
Director, U.S. Education Technology Consultants
Cultivating Teacher Leaders: Local Opportunities for Growing in STEM
T³™ Regional Instructor
Secondary Math Consultant, Region 18 Education Service Center
Navigating the shifts in STEM education requires a collaborative approach that leverages resources from a variety of educational partners. Local Educational Service Centers are uniquely positioned to play a key role in this vision of moving STEM learning forward by connecting educators, schools, the Texas Education Agency, business partners, and national education leaders. Explore some of the many ways that your local ESC supports educator growth and retention and systemic innovation in STEM, including specific initiatives in mathematics, science, and computer science. See what learning and leadership opportunities are available here in your region to support teachers’ continued growth as professional educators.
Effective Implementation of Technology
Pareesa Shirazi Education
Technology Consultant, Texas Instruments
Implementing technology successfully requires more than just putting technology in the hands of teachers and students. To make significant strides in teaching and learning, there is a need for a vision and ongoing support. One component of a successful technology implementation is instructional coaching. An effective instructional coach models what is possible with technology, and he/she helps teachers believe that they are capable of doing the same.
Based on her experience as an instructional coach, Ms. Shirazi will discuss what components make up a successful coaching model and how to develop rapport and trust with teachers to work collaboratively to meet the needs of students.
Resources for STEM Instruction and STAAR Preparation
TI provides a variety of digital resources and content materials to support your district’s implementation of TI-Nspire™ technology or TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. These resources support successful STEM initiatives and help teachers to implement the TEKS and to prepare for statewide STAAR exams. Pareesa Shirazi, your local Education Technology Consultant, will provide an overview of these materials that you can take back and share with math and science educators in your district.
Texas State Budget and Funding Opportunities
David Thompson Partner
Thompson & Horton LLP
David Thompson is a founding partner of the Thompson & Horton Law Firm in Houston, Texas. He is an acknowledged school finance expert and has successfully argued school finance cases on behalf of school districts in front of state district courts in Travis County and before the Texas Supreme Court.
Mr. Thompson will comment on the state budget and funding opportunities in the areas of science and math.
For questions regarding this event, please contact Wendy Peel at 972-690-2272 or email@example.com