Office of Educational Outreach

Annual Regional Science Teachers Conference

Conference Information

Information about the 2014 Annual Regional Science Teachers Conference will be posted at a future date.
 
The conference is a one-day event held each year in the Fall to provide regional K-12th grade teachers with the opportunity to network and enhance their professional development. Leading educational speakers present workshops that have been recruited at the National Science Teachers Association Conferences and from across the United States. Topics range from hands-on, inquiry-based activities to a wide variety of professional development enrichment opportunities.

Objectives

Through sharing scientific knowledge, participants will:
  • Gain expertise in current trends of science education
  • Enhance science-teaching for science education

Audience

Kindergarten through 12th grade science teachers and administrators from public and private schools in Galveston County and surrounding districts are invited.

Purpose

The conference will provide science teachers with the opportunity to share ideas and concepts regarding the constantly changing world of science. This forum will enable educators to:
  • Learn new hands-on, inquiry-based methods of teaching science concepts.
  • Receive free science activity handouts and materials. Win free science education kits!
  • Obtain information about enrichment programs.
  • Network/Interface with other educators.
  • View cutting edge resource materials and equipment offered by exhibitors.

2013 Agenda

7:00 AM - 8:30 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Show
8:10 AM - 8:30 AMEarly Bird Door Prize Drawings!! (Must be present to win!)
8:30 AM - 9:50 AMSession 1
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break / Exhibits / Door Prizes (Atrium)
10:30 AM - 11:50 AMSession 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMComplimentary Lunch / Door Prize Drawings (Levin Hall)
1:10 PM - 2:30 PMSession 3
2:40 PM - 2:55 PMMore Door Prizes!
3:00 PM - 4:20 PMSession 4
4:30 PM SharpGrand Prize Drawing (Atrium)

2013 Workshops

 Workshops
8:30 AM - 9:50 AM
1.21st Century Skills in the Classrooms of Today , General (Location: 1.442)
Terry Talley, Ed.D., SRT-STEM Center
Open
2.Digital Investigation Stations using the DataHub and the iPad!, Middle School (Location: 1.406)
Deborah Linscomb, Ward's Science
Open
3.How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci , High School (Location: 1.104)
Sally Wall, Southeast Regional T-STEM Center at University of Texas Medical Branch
Open
4.Teaching Science Academic Vocabulary for Comprehension and Retention, General (Location: 1.304)
Sherrie Matula, Independent Science Consultant; Franki Dockens, Edumatics, Corp
Open
5.The Combined Classroom: Making Science Meaningful at all Levels , General (Location: 1.202)
Pearline Williams, SRT-STEM; Linda Jupin, Ball High School
Open
6.Using Clay Modeling to Improve STAAR Science Scores , General (Location: 1.102)
Jean Langevine, Galveston ISD
Open
 Workshops
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
1.Hear Hear Engineer! , Middle School (Location: 1.406)
Doris Tomas, Offshore Energy Center
Open
2.Human Body for Chickens, Middle, High School (Location: 1.104)
Sally Wall, Southeast Regional T-STEM Center at University of Texas Medical Branch
Open
3.SmartScopes in the classroom, General (Location: 1.304)
David Walling, SmartSchool Systems
Open
4.So What is the T in STEM really about? , General (Location: 1.442)
Terry Talley, Ed.D., SRT-STEM Center
Open
5.Waves, High School (Location: 1.304)
Janie Head, Foster High School
Open
6.Web 2.0 in the 21st Century Science Class, Middle School (Location: 1.202)
Katy Webb, Juliann Brooks, Friendswood Junior High; Brenna Gilbertson, Renaissance Academy
Open
 Workshops
1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
1.Designer Science, General (Location: 1.442)
Gwyn Bray, Alvin ISD
Open
2.Elementary GLOBE: Bringing Earth Science to Life, Elementary (Location: 1.102)
Alicia Simmons, UTMB, Galveston County Regional Collaborative
Open
3.Foldables , Elementary (Location: 1.104)
Nancy Schultz, SRT-STEM
Open
4.Increasing Problem Solving Through Robotics , General (Location: 1.202)
Valerie Clem Blackburn, SRT-STEM Center, UTMB Educational Outreach
Open
5.Science Apps That Work! , General (Location: 1.304)
Pearline Williams, SRT-STEM
Open
 Workshops
3:00 PM - 4:20 PM
1.Designer Science, General (Location: 1.442)
Gwyn Bray, Alvin ISD
Open
2.Elementary GLOBE: Bringing Earth Science to Life , Elementary (Location: 1.102)
Alicia Simmons
Open
3.Foldables , Elementary (Location: 1.104)
Nancy Schultz, SRT-STEM
Open
4.Increasing Problem Solving Through Robotics , General (Location: 1.202)
Valerie Clem Blackburn, SRT-STEM Center, UTMB Educational Outreach
Open
5.Reading, Writing and Thinking Like a Scientist , Middle School (Location: 1.406)
Codi Freeman, Deer Park ISD;Franki Dockens, Edumatics, Corp.
Full
6.The Disrupted Cell Cycle, High School (Location: 1.304)
Melissa Perez, Pasadena ISD
Open

Abstract Submissions

If you would like to present at this conference, please use our online form to register your presentation abstract.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like to display an exhibition at this conference, please use our online form to register and pay more for your exhibition.

Conference Fee

The fee for the conference is:
  • $25.00 through October 15th
  • $35.00 through October 29th
  • $50.00 on-site, the day of the conference

Directions

The conference is being held at the School of Health Professions / School of Nursing Building at UTMB.
 
From Houston, take Interstate 45 South to Galveston. Stay on I-45 South as it becomes Broadway Boulevard. Turn left onto 14th Street. Turn right onto Mechanic Street. Free parking is available in any one of the flat lots located between 11th and 14th Streets along Mechanic.
 

For More Info

For additional information, please contact Dr. Michele Marquette, Dr. Marguerite Sognier, or Alicia Simmons.


 

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