The University of Texas at El Paso

MSTTPA Conference
"Hot Topics in STEM Education"
Sunday, February 26, 2012 – Monday, February 27, 2012

The 2012 Math, Science & Technology Teacher Preparation Academies (MSTTPA) conference will be held at the University of Texas at El Paso and focuses on “Hot Topics in STEM Education”.  Topics on the agenda include Technology in STEM Education, Cross Disciplinary Career and College Readiness Standards, Leveraging Program Success, and more.  MST Academies are encouraged to bring 3 people to the conference, including a pre- or in-service teacher participant to contribute to teacher track roundtables and/or to assist with a workshop or presentation.

All Academies are invited to attend the Kaleidoscope of Teaching Math & Science Conference at NO CHARGE.  This conference is on Saturday, February 25.  It focuses on the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by bringing STEM teaching strategies, learning activities and model labs to the west Texas/ southern New Mexico teaching community.   Our keynote speaker this year is Steve Wolf of Science in the Movies.  Proposals are being accepted for conference workshops and presentations. You will not need to register on the Kaleidoscope website; your MSTTPA registration (on the registration tab above) includes the option to register for the both conferences.  For more information, visit us at http://science.utep.edu/kaleidoscope/ .

The United States is falling behind our foreign competitors in science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM).  According to one study, American 15-year-olds ranked 21st in science and 25th in math compared to other countries. We all recognize that teachers are the ones who know and love their subject well enough to inspire their students to become scientists, mathematicians and engineers.