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.
We invite submissions from UTeach program faculty, staff, students and alumni, as well as from other higher education and K-12 stakeholders working in STEM education.
Registration is coming soon!
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.