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Science Conference

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Engineering the Future of Science in Texas:

Region 4 Science Conference

October 21, 2021

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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Join science educators for a 1-day science conference to explore best practices and effective tools to design and redesign how we teach science in all settings (face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid). Conference strands include leading science, embedding STEM practices, supporting diverse learners, incorporating pedagogy, and teaching science content.

 

We will have five general strands:

  • Leading Science - This strand will be geared toward coaching, mentoring, leading PD, and change management.
  • Embedding STEM Practices - This strand will focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It will also address the new scientific and engineering practices being embedded into our content TEKS. The Engineering Design Process and Project-based Learning belongs here too.
  • Supporting Diverse Learners - This strand will focus on Universal Design for Learning and providing equitable access to all students and sub-populations (GT, ELs, etc.).
  • Incorporating Pedagogy - This strand will include instructional strategies, digital tools/tech integration, and accelerated instruction.
  • Teaching Science Content - This strand will include sessions on the TEKS revision, building teacher background knowledge, and addressing misconceptions.

 

General Schedule

Attendees will have 5-6 sessions to choose from for each hour-long session. We will not be recording sessions for future access.

 
Opening Session 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Exhibit Hall 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Session #1 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Exhibit Hall 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Session #2 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
LUNCH and Exhibit Hall 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session #3 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Session #4 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall 2:45- 3:00 p.m.
Session #5 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 


 

Detailed Schedule

View the sessions that will be presented this year! We have learned so much and will be sharing it all. The sessions are balanced by grade band and strands to make sure there's something for everyone each hour. 

 

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Call for Vendors
If you're interested in being a conference vendor, please email Hanna Roach at hroach@esc4.net for level option details and the agreement form. We received great feedback from last year's vendors on how much content they were able to display and the amount of attendee interaction they had in a virtual environment.

 

Looking for more virtual learning opportunities?  Click the banner below to view our full schedule of available professional development from Region 4 Science—all Texas teachers are eligible to enroll and receive credit!

 

For questions, contact science@esc4.net.

 

 

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