2021 Summit and Conference Schedule

Monday, June 21 — Equity and Racial Justice in STEM Teacher Development

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Opening remarks and keynote — Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski

11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

  • Teaching Inquiry-Based Science Through the Critical Lens of Social Justice and Equity
  • Exploring Social Justice and Equity Through Project-Based Instruction
  • Examining Equity Issues in the Classroom Through Digital Storytelling 
  • Chasing Equitable Outcomes in STEM Education: Voices of Minority Teachers
  • Towards an Approach for Evaluating Equity in UTeach 

12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

  • Building Relationships to Strengthen Instruction: The Power of Good Vibes
  • Moving From Societal Structures to Classroom Practices: Investigating Educational Equity in CI 
  • Activities to Promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in STEM 
  • Using Global Projects to Promote Cultural Competency and Explore Issues of Equity
  • Modeling and Place-Based STEM Learning

1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.

  • Effective Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning Strategies
  • Diversifying the STEM Teaching Workforce: Tools and Processes for Your Institution's Journey
  • Confronting Eurocentrism in Math History Education: Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
  • Providing Diverse Research-Based Experiences in Research Methods to Promote Equity in the Sciences 
  • Culture as Commodity-Leveraging Culturally Relevant Practices to Build Student Cultural Competence

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

From Discussion to Action — Closing remarks and share-outs 

Tuesday, June 22

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Opening keynote — Dr. Trevon R. Jones

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Lessons from the Pandemic: Student Connections
  • teachHOUSTON’s Accelerated Pathway for Seniors, New Graduates, and Career Changers 
  • The UTeach Expo: An Innovative Teaching Exchange 
  • STEPP into Kinematics and Newton's Laws!
  • Learning in Synchronous Online Classes: PSTs’ Self-Efficacy, Knowledge, & Tech for Diverse Learners
  • Experiences with a Step III Course: Exploring Technological and Pedagogical Tools for Teaching 
  • Student-Centered Instruction and Emotional Support in the Virtual Learning Environment

Research Q&As

  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. 

    A Culmination of Strategies for K-12 Educators to More Accurately Assess Students' CS Knowledge

  • 12:25 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

    Teacher Beliefs and the Enactment of Integrated Computer Science and Mathematics Lessons

2:00 p.m. to 3:15

  • How Can Global Learning Be Used to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom? 
  • Using Mursion Simulations to Build Step 1 Students’ Confidence 
  • Increasing Engagement in the Virtual Classroom 
  • School Counselors and Teachers: Partners in School Crises to Enact Trauma-Informed Care
  • Engagement, Encouragement, and Enthusiastic Learning in a Hybrid Space
  • Pedagogical Humility: A Necessity for Responsive Teaching in STEM?

Research Q&A

  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:35 p.m.

    Design Principles for Integration of Middle Grades Mathematics and Computer Science

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Poster Session and Exhibitor Expo

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Reception, Awards, and Celebration

Wednesday, June 23

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

  • Community College to UTeach Pathways: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities 
  • Hands-Off Learning! Digital Replacements for Physical Manipulatives in a Virtual Geometry Classroom
  • Strengthening Science Inquiry Instruction: High School Research Initiative
  • Incorporating Creativity and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy into Knowing and Learning 
  • Facilitating Engagement in Remote Instruction: Lessons to Take Back to the In-Person Classroom
  • Using Living Slide Decks and Kits to Support Instruction in Research Methods: Three Perspectives 
  • Level the Playing Field for Students Without Mathematics Resources at Home: Extend Your Circle
  • Using TikTok to Reach Students During (and After) a Pandemic

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Steps Towards Sustainability: Lowering the Cognitive Load for Students and Educators
  • Growing into Leadership with USEA 
  • Design Thinking as a Framework for PBI: Using Environmental Disasters to Engage Students in STEM 
  • What the…?! Using Discrepant Events to Teach Step 1 Inquiry-Based Lessons 
  • The Arithmetiquities: Adventures in Mathematical Problem-Solving
  • Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Supporting Inquiry in the STEM Classroom 
  • Instructional Skills for Teaching Online 
  • Partners in Future STEM Teacher Success: UTeachSA and Teacher Residency Preparing Math and Science 

1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • Implementing SEL to Support and Appreciate Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Inclusive Strategies for Remote Instruction
  • From Steps to Stern: Community Building Across the UTeach Curriculum 
  • Supporting Undocumented Students and Mixed-Status Families in STEM Education
  • Preparing Preservice Teachers to Teach Math Equitably to All Students: An Asynchronous Approach
  • Conceptual Meaning First, Vocabulary Last: Why We Should Stop Pre-Teaching Science Vocabulary
  • Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Project Showcase 

Research Q&As

  • 1:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 

    CRISPR/Cas: A CURE For All Students

  • 2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

    Computer Science Implications of Integrating Computer Science in Middle School Mathematics

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closing Panel: Perspectives from UTeach Alumni Master Teachers

The closing panel is comprised of alumni who have served or are serving as Master Teachers at the UTeach programs from which they graduated.