Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dr. Petrosino (Co-Founder) and Colleagues Celebrate UTeach Natural Sciences 20th Annversary

20th Anniversary Celebration- May 23, 2017
As one of the original Co-Founder's of UTeach Natural Sciences, this year's annual conference is especially close to my heart as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary.  The UTeach teacher certification program is a collaborative effort on the part of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. It was created in 1997 to address both the shortage of qualified secondary mathematics, science, and computer science teachers as well as the quality of those entering the field. The program has been well-received, cited by the National Academy of Sciences as a model program addressing the need for more highly qualified mathematics and science teachers. UTeach has been a model for other innovative mathematics and science education programs at other institutions; expanded to involve an additional forty-four universities in twenty-one states by 2019. -Dr. Petrosino

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The 2017 UTeach Conference is being held on May 23-25, 2017 in Austin, Texas, at the AT&T Executive Education Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. We will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UTeach program at the conference this year!
Each year, faculty, staff, and students from universities with UTeach programs and others come together for three days of meetings, interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, panels, and discussions devoted to strengthening STEM education. Representatives from universities interested in starting UTeach programs and special guests are welcome to come learn about UTeach as well.

Day 1 | Tuesday, May 23
Pre-Conference Course Retreats
The Pre-Conference Course Retreats are workshops for current instructors of UTeach courses.
8:00AM–9:00AM – Pre-Conference name badge pick-up opens (M2 level registration desk)
9:00AM–11:45AM – Pre-Conference sessions (registered pre-conference attendees only)
Day 1 | Tuesday, May 23
10:00AM – Conference name badge pick-up opens (M2 level registration desk)
1:00PM–2:30PM – Opening Plenary Session
2:45PM–5:00PM – Breakout Sessions
5:15PM–7:30PM – Welcome Reception / Poster Session
7:30PM – Adjourn
Day 2 | Wednesday, May 24
8:00AM–8:45AM – Breakfast
9:00AM–12:30PM – Breakout sessions and workshops
12:30PM–1:30PM – Lunch
1:30PM–5:15PM – Breakout sessions and workshops
6:00PM–9:00PM – Reception and dinner
9:00PM – Adjourn
Day 3 | Thursday, May 25
9:30AM11:00AMClosing Plenary Session
11:15AM12:15PMSpecial meetings

   UTeach at 20 by Anthony Petrosino on Scribd