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2009 T-STEM Best Practices Conference
South Padre Island, Texas
January 21-22, 2009

The STEM Best Practices Conference was held January 21-22, 2009 in South Padre Island, Texas. Educators from across the state, including STEM campuses and non-STEM campuses came together for a day of learning, networking and sharing. Presentations from the day are linked below. Check this site frequently for updates.

Keynote

Ray Almgren

Robotics: A Campfire for STEM Education
We Do Video
FRC Video

Day 1   January 21, 2009    Session 1

Dr. Jim Scheurich

How to do Successful Profesional Learning Communities
Sara Hawkins
Mary Mobley

How to do PBL with Rigor Embedding State Standards and Skills in Projects
PBL Video

Melissa Lopez
Joe M. Castillo
Opening the Doors to the College Arena Through Pre-College Academies
Kevin Cieszkowski
Physics Demos on a Budget
Carlos Flores
Rene Garcia
Integrating Technology Into Math and Science

Session 2

Dr. Robert Capraro
Dr. Mary Margaret Capraro

Dilution: Exploring Water Resource Engineering
Amy Simon
Science in Action

Rita Cedillo
Norma McCormick

Preparing Students Now for Careers in the STEM Fields
Analila Lucero
Iris B. Burnham
Teaching all Students to Think Like Engineers
Tara Craig
Dr. Janice Trinidad

Project-Based Learning Strategies in Math/Science Classrooms
Psuedo Math

Session 3

Dr. Jim Scheurich
Leading the Transformation of Math and Science Learning
Julie Webb
Cassandra Ricks
Putting the "T" in STEM: Data Collection in Math & Science Classrooms

Claudia Gutierrez

Developing English Language Proficiency in a STEM Enviroment
Dr. Dean Fontenot
Beccy Hambright
FRAME it with Engineering Design: Avoiding Idiot Award Blunders
Michael Odell
Kristian Trampus
Surveys of Enacted Curriculum

Session 4

Linda Stearns

What Texas A & M University's Prized STEM Center Can Offer You
Jessica Aguirre
Tracy Marquez
Crime Investigation through STEM Fields

David W. Hernandez

Welcome to the Digital Classroom: Virtual Tutoring
Kimberly Hendrix
Kyle Conatser
Enduring Understanding: Legacy Cycle Helps Studentswith Understanding Through Design
Cassandra Ricks
Julie Webb
Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Project Based Learning

Day 2  January 22, 2009  Session 1

Elaine Plybon

Engineering Education for Today's Classroom
Holly Ahern
Gilbert Maldonado
BotBrain Robotics - The Road Ahead for STEM

Marilyn Harren
Heather Franks

Crime Scene Investigations: Solving Crimes Using STEM
Gustavo Perez
Using Robotics to Model Systems Engineering
Lorraine Bratcher
Managing Learning with Moodle

Session 2

Teri McGowan
Dr. Deborah L. Jansen

Implementing Interdisciplinary School-Wide Project Based Learning: What Works
Jimmy Dale Heston, Jr
Geoffrey Paul Price
Carver Academy Mars Simulator (CAMS)

Christina Salas

STEM Career Exploration through Achieve Texas

Cassandra Ricks
Julie Webb

Tricks, Tips, and Tools for Teaching

Smiley

Gustavo Guzman
Collaboration and Integration Strategies for STEM Teachers


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2008 STEM Best Practices Conference
February 28, 2008

The STEM Best Practices Conference was held February 28, 2008 in Austin, Texas. Educators from across the state, including STEM campuses and non-STEM campuses came together for a day of learning, networking and sharing.

Presentations from the day are linked below. Check this site frequently for updates.

STEM Best Practices Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

Jan Morrison
Yvonne Spicer
Micah Sagebiel
Manor NTHS

Breakout Session 1

Lorraine Bratcher
Melissa Gossett

Mandy Biggers
Rick Garcia
Caroline Chromey
Janice Trinidad
Pedro Merced
Betty Justus

Breakout Session 2

David Culp

Crash Test Dummies: A Project Based Approach to Teaching Conservation of Motion
Craig Gutierrez
Rita Vasak
Portia Butler
April Moon
Cahtleen Whillock
Claudia Gutierrez
Breakout Session 3
Teresa Megahan
Hit the Ground Running: Technology from Day One to Day 180
Mary Mobley
Michael Chambers
Bourne to be Wild
Gustavo Perez
Math, Science, Technology Best Practices and STEM Labs
Debbie Crinzi
Iris Burnham
Behavior Management Skill Based Discipline
Megan Sanders
Jessica Thomas
Nadrishah Velasquez
Project Based Integrated Curriculum
Cassandra Ricks
Julianne Webb
The Engineering Design Process in Your Classroom

 

 
 

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