UTeach is a community of teacher preparation and K-12 teachers and leaders working to build and inspire STEM education leaders across the country.
The 2021 UTeach STEM Educators Virtual Conference brings this passionate community together for rich professional learning. Join us June 21-23.
Sincerest thanks to our conference co-presenter, the National Mathematics and Science Initiative!
Monday, June 21
Keynote speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski
The Summit will provide opportunities for a diverse group of pre- and in-service teachers, higher education faculty and staff, and affiliated STEM education stakeholders to discuss issues related to equity and racial justice in STEM teacher development. Read more
Tuesday, June 22
10:00 – 11:30: Opening Plenary
Keynote speaker: Dr. Trevon R. Jones
11:45 – 1:00: Sessions
2:00 – 3:15: Sessions
3:30 – 4:45: Poster Session
5:00 – 6:30: Reception and Celebration
Wednesday, June 23
10:00 – 12:45: Sessions
1:30 – 2:45: Sessions
3:00 – 4:30: Closing Panel
2020 Summit Reflections
Read the full article here: Preparing Teachers Now and For the Future: UTeach Networked Improvement in Action
The current challenges we face have served to remind us of our core community values, which very quickly surfaced as we coalesced around problems to solve and issues to address.
The questions we are currently grappling with as a community include:
- How do we strengthen and sustain a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of UTeach programming?
- How do we strengthen instruction around racial justice issues and intentionally prepare anti-bias and anti-racist teachers?
- How do we design and implement engaging, collaborative, and inquiry-based instructional strategies remotely?
- How do we support the social and emotional needs of learners remotely?
- How do we provide high-quality field observation and teaching experiences remotely?
- How do we equip future teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively design and implement high-quality remote, flexible, and blended learning environments that meet the needs of all students?
We are experiencing a seismic shift in education, a major disruption to the status quo. At the same time, we are keenly aware of the opportunity to innovate, learn lessons, and to collaborate to improve the preparation of teachers. High-quality educator development and support has never been more consequential. As a UTeach community, we have a renewed vision, we are hopeful, we are energized, and we are rolling up our sleeves.