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Cells are the basic unit of life. However, teaching the cell can be difficult due to microscopic size. Included in this workshop is a range of cell activities from those that are simple and quick to those that are a bit more complex, all designed for making the cell a tangible and simple to grasp concept. Plant, animal and prokaryotes are addressed.
 
Contact Hours: 8
Target Audience: General

Presenter: Dr. Michele Marquette
Location: Ewing Hall, Galveston

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 8/31/2013
End Date: 8/31/2013
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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Every interaction involves energy. The word itself is everywhere in our day-to-day lives-energy conservation, clean energy, and simply not having enough energy to wash the dishes after a long day-just to name a few. But what is energy? This session seeks to answer that question and explores the various kinds of energy that keep our world going. Participants will receive the Teacher Book, “Making Sense of SCIENCE: Energy. This session is a mandatory prerequisite for workshops on 9/20 (Energy II-Thermal Energy) and 9/27 (Energy III-Conservation of Energy)
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educator

Presenter: Alicia Simmons, Sally Wall
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 9/13/2014
End Date: 9/13/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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We instinctively all know something about heat just from our daily life. And we all know that global warming is a hot topic. But an understanding of the energy of heat is not exactly commonplace. This session explores the various ways in which heat energy is misunderstood and the ways in which scientists define and talk about heat energy, how it's transferred, and how it affects our world. Mandatory Prerequisite: Energy I – What is Energy?
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educator

Presenter: Alicia Simmons; Sally Wall
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 9/20/2014
End Date: 9/20/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Forces exist everywhere and affect nearly everything we do, but are often easy to forget and hard to identify. The term force itself, is difficult to define. This session tackles Newton's Third Law of Motion - for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction - and solidifies the concept of force interactions. Mandatory Prerequisite: Energy I – What is Energy? and Energy II-Thermal Energy
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Alicia Simmons; Sally Wall
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 9/27/2014
End Date: 9/27/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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This session includes strategies on teaching genetics vocabulary and lessons that will help the learner better understand the genetic process. Addresses TEKS 6A-C.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Pearline Williams
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 10/4/2014
End Date: 10/4/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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While students seem to understand that DNA determines physical characteristics, they seem less certain of how the chemistry of DNA can be transformed into traits. In this workshop, we address the processes of transcription and translation (6C) using manipulatives. The importance of meiosis to sexual reproduction (6G) is also addressed using hands-on activities and multimedia. This workshop builds upon the genetics workshop of 10/4/2014 (The Wonderful World of Genetics-Bringing Genetics Alive!), but attendance of the preceding workshop is not a prerequisite.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dr. Michele Marquette
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 10/11/2014
End Date: 10/11/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Learn a variety of teaching strategies specifically customized for the elementary classroom. Leave with TEKS aligned activities to implement in your classroom.
 
Contact Hours: 18
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Gwen Bray
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 10/18/2014
End Date: 10/18/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Content and activities focus on two TEKS aligned areas: 1) Circulatory system and heart rate and 2) Body heating and cooling system. Learn how the cvirculatory and other systems work to keep your body on track and what can happen if the balance is lost.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Sally Wall
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 10/25/2014
End Date: 10/25/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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To ride a bike, you need energy to achieve movement and thus, maintain balance. All life, from cells to organisms, requires processes such as energy conversion and internal transport to maintain homeostasis. Using hands-on activities and multimedia, we will explore the processes that sustain our lives (TEKS 4B, 11A). This workshop builds upon the homeostasis workshop of 10/25 (Homeostasis Basics-the Body’s Balancing Act), but attendance of the preceding workshop is not a prerequisite.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Dr. Michele Marquette
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 11/1/2014
End Date: 11/1/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Looking for free, easy to use STEM resources and expertise for your classroom of young learners? See how the OEC can enhance your teaching about earth science and energy. Participate in fun, hands on activities that can be readily incorporated into your classroom. Each teacher will receive:
1. Project Eł Expanding Energy Education guide with 50 cross-curricular activities
2. A light breakfast, lunch from the Olympia Grill
3. 6 hours of GT credit
4. Check out privileges to the Knowledge Box with free door to door delivery
5. A guided tour of the Ocean Star
 
Contact Hours: 8 GT
Target Audience: Grade Level-Grades K-6 Instructor

Presenter: Nina Corley
Location: Ocean Star Museum

Registration Cap: 24
Start Date: 11/8/2014
End Date: 11/8/2014
 
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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STMs share successes and challenges faced in implementing teaching strategies and PD from summer institute and other workshops. Review of NSTA Online Learning Center and progress on STM requirements. Two to three hands on activities to enrich summer content.
 
Contact Hours: 6

Presenter: Dr. Marguerite Sognier
Location: Ewing Hall, Galveston

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 11/15/2014
End Date: 11/15/2014
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Abstract submission form for presenters at the STEM Educational Conference.
 
Target Audience: Presenters

Location: Moody Gardens
Start Date: 1/9/2015
End Date: 1/10/2015
 
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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The exhibitor fee will include the cost of one six foot, skirted table and entitles the exhibitor to continental breakfast, snacks during breaks, and lunch that is also provided to the participants.
 
Two break times each day (Friday and Saturday) are dedicated to teachers viewing the vendor exhibits. Vendor exhibits will be placed in an area that will maximize opportunities for interactions with conference participants. These include: the area immediately outside rooms where the workshops are taking place, the registration area, and the area where the food will be located for breaks. We anticipate that free WiFi will be available in the conference area.
 
A security guard will be provided for the exhibits after hours.
 
Exhibitors may choose to donate a door prize worth at least $75 and receive a discounted exhibitor rate (see below). Door prizes will be announced during breaks, breakfast, and lunch. Winners of donated prizes will be required to collect directly from the vendor, enabling increased interaction time.
 
The conference begins Thursday, November 12th at noon with a half day session. Set up times for exhibits are from 1:00 PM-5:30 PM on Thursday or early Friday morning.
 
Target Audience: Exhibitors

Location: Moody Gardens

Registration Fee: $250.00
Start Date: 1/9/2015
End Date: 1/10/2015
 
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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2015 STEM Educational Conference
 
Contact Hours: 21
Target Audience: Reviewer

Location: Moody Gardens
Start Date: 1/9/2015
End Date: 1/10/2015
 
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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2015 STEM Educational Conference
 
Contact Hours: 21
Target Audience: Educators

Location: Moody Gardens

Registration Fee: $75.00
Start Date: 1/9/2015
End Date: 1/10/2015
 
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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2015 STEM Educational Conference
 
Contact Hours: 21
Target Audience: Exhibitor

Location: Moody Gardens
Start Date: 1/9/2015
End Date: 1/10/2015
 
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM
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Come explore the Earth through the eyes of a geologist. This workshop will take you through geologic processes and the resulting landforms, rocks and minerals they lead to.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Sally Wall
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 1/24/2015
End Date: 1/24/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Follow up on strategies learned during the summer institute and learn additional teaching strategies to help each student be successful!
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Pearline Williams
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 2/5/2015
End Date: 2/5/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Come experience how to get students motivated through the use of engineering and robotics. Participants will experience multiple mini lessons and take home useful classroom activities full of inquiry and rigor. Discussions will include differentiation and ELPS.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: Valerie Clem
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 2/21/2015
End Date: 2/21/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Learn about the new Evaluations Instrument/system that will be utilized in Texas!
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educators

Presenter: TBA
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 2/28/2015
End Date: 2/28/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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Get ideas, fun activities and strategies to prepare for a STAAR blitz review. Find out what data does and does not tell us about our student's needs. Leave with a plan of action.
 
Contact Hours: 6

Presenter: Sally Wall
Location: Ewing Hall, Room 1.104, 700 Harborside Drive, UTMB

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 3/7/2015
End Date: 3/7/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
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STMs share successes and challenges faced in implementing teaching strategies and PD from summer institute and other workshops. Review of NSTA Online Learning Center and progress on STM requirements. Take the TRC designated QUALTRICS post-test. 1-2 hands on activities to enrich summer content.
 
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Educator

Presenter: Dr. Marguerite Sognier
Location: UTMB Campus; Galveston, TX

Registration Cap: 25
Start Date: 3/28/2015
End Date: 3/28/2015
 
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM