Please note that we are in the process of re-confirming with presenters, partners, and participants, so schedule details are likely to change between now and the rescheduled event.
Nurture the next generations of thinkers and tinkerers!
Are you passionate about nurturing the next generations of thinkers and tinkerers, problem-solvers & peace-makers, connection-makers & consensus-builders? Join STEM stakeholders from across Region 13 to network, learn and get inspired to connect our PreK-12 students to real-world learning experiences that foster their creativity, build critical thinking skills, and engage them in collaboration with their peers and the broader community.
Who should attend?
We invite these STEM stakeholders from across Region 13 to network, learn, and get inspired together:
Michelle Sedberry is the Statewide STEM Coordinator at the Texas Education Agency and the STEM Lead for the Texas EcosySTEM. She has a graduate certificate in Multidisciplinary Science focused on bilingual math and science and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Michelle has been an educator for over 23 years as a classroom science teacher, district administrator, education service center science specialist, and science professor at Texas Tech University. She is the author of Creating Future Engineers through Elementary Engineering Professional Development and has four published science curriculum guides for Hank the Cowdog Ranch Life Series.
STEM Landscape in Texas and the Vision for the Future | The Texas Education Agency (TEA) STEM Coordinator will share how the labor market data drives the vision for K-12 STEM Education in Texas and how the Texas EcosySTEM is working to align STEM programming to meet the needs of the Texas workforce. This session will also provide an overview of resources developed to support districts as the state shifts instruction to develop STEM fluency skills in our students.
Statewide STEM Programming and STEM Toolkit Resources | Participants will learn about the K-12 STEM Programming in Texas, including the Texas STEM Framework, and explore the free STEM Toolkit. This session provides access to all resources, including tools for the strategic development of a high-quality STEM program aligned to the new science TEKS, support for implementation, and tools to engage with stakeholders in the Texas EcosySTEM.
New Science and Technology Application TEKS Update | This session will provide an overview of the State Board of Education’s TEKS review process, updates on the Science TEKS and the Technology Application TEKS, and a preview of some of the resources available to support districts with the science TEKS implementation.
We are offering bulk discounts for districts that send multiple participants to the conference. Groups of 3 - 5 will receive a $25 discount per participant, and groups of 6 or more will receive a $40 discount per participant. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please send group information to email@example.com.