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
- 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?
- 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
- 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.