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Region 4 Science Conference
October 25, 2022
Join us for this In-Person Event
at Region 4 ESC — McKinney Conference Center
Keynote presentations and breakout sessions will be aligned with the following strands:
- Leading Science
- Embedding STEM Practices
- Supporting All Learners
- Incorporating Pedagogy, and
- Teaching Science Content.
Event Schedule (subject to change):
|7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
||Registration and Check-In
|8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
|8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
||Keynote Presentation (AM)
|10:45 a.m – 11:45 a.m.
||Breakout Session 1
|11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
||Lunch and Vendor Visit
|12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
||Breakout Session 2
|2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
||Keynote Presentation (PM)
|3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
||Door Prizes and Closing
Region 4 Science Conference
- Session ID: 1676042
- Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
- Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Location: In-Person Event at Region 4 ESC
- Audience: Science Teachers (All Levels), Principals, Instructional Coaches
For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
This year's conference will be focused along the following content strands. When submitting your proposal, please indicate which strand your presentation will align with.
- Leading Science — How can you help fellow leaders effectively lead science? Proposals should address strategies for coaching and mentoring teachers, handling change management, and/or supporting professionalism in the workplace. Examples of session content may include leading professional learning communities (PLCs), curriculum and/or assessment writing teams, and new TEKS implementation transition plans.
- Embedding STEM Practices — Are you already embedding STEM practices into your teaching? Proposals should address scientific and engineering practices, recurring themes and concepts, the engineering design process, STEM fluency skills, phenomena- and/or project-based learning. Examples of sessions may include emphasizing STEM fluency skills and teaching from a perspective of figuring out instead of learning about (3D).
- Supporting All Learners — Do you strive to include and help every student achieve? Proposals should address inclusivity and representation in all areas of science and creating safe spaces for students to learn. Examples of sessions may include teaching STEM to all, using the Universal Design for Learning Framework to meet diverse needs, incorporating equitable practices for all students (gifted and talented, special education, English Learners, and economically disadvantaged).
- Incorporating Pedagogy — What are your best practices? Proposals should address implementing instructional strategies, using digital tools, and managing classroom routines and behavior. Examples of sessions may include ways to intentionally use technology tools and how to materials and hands-on experiments or labs.
- Teaching Science Content — Have you discovered effective ways to teach difficult concepts? Proposals should address current science TEKS, adopted science TEKS to be implemented in 2024-25, accelerated instruction and retrieval practice strategies, and common misconceptions. Examples of sessions may include teaching using strategies such as models, academic discussion, and hands-on activities to increase student comprehension and retention.
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