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National UTeach Alumni Network

1st UTeach Alumni Conference:
Call for Session Proposals

 

Share your experiences and expertise with fellow UTeach alumni at our 1st UTeach Alumni Conference in Austin on July 11. The theme for the conference, UTeach in the Real World, will allow you to revisit the core concepts you learned in UTeach and discover new ways to apply them in the reality of your classroom.

Submit a session proposal and be part of the programming experience. The Program Committee is looking specifically for the following:
  • Sessions that are active and engaging, solution-oriented, and collaborative (no lectures allowed!).
  • Presenters who model what should be happening in the classroom and provide real-world examples.
  • Topics that revisit core concepts learned in UTeach (such as inquiry learning, project-based instruction, assessment, equity, or technology).
  • Sessions that develop leadership skills or strengthen the national community of UTeach alumni.
All proposals must be submitted by March 1.

Thanks to the UTeach Alumni Conference Program Committee members for their hard work to plan an amazing conference for all UTeach alumni: Kate Aplington-Roberge, FSU-Teach; Rebecca Buschang, UTeach Austin; Jacqueline Ekeoba, teachHOUSTON; Stephanie Klenzendorf, UTeach Austin; Farhana Razzaque, UTeach Austin; Cassie Schumacher, NAUTeach; Anup Somalwar, TUteach; Nick Wasserman, UTeach Austin; and Martha Weller, Teach North Texas.

Follow the conference on social media at #UTeachNation.

Thank You and Congrats!


Thanks to all of you who completed the UTeach Alumni Survey! More than 600 alumni from UTeach programs at 15 universities nationwide responded, and you're making a huge difference in math and science classrooms across the country.

We are currently crunching the numbers and will share the survey results with you in the next newsletter, so stay tuned.

Congratulations to Lauren (Thibodeaux) Shepherd and Sara (Jeanes) Wright, both alumni from UTeach Austin at the University of Texas, Austin! Their names were drawn from among all survey respondents, and they each won a free iPad Air.

Alumni News


William Chan, UTeach Austin alumnus, will present at the National Science Teachers Association 2014 National Conference in Boston on April 4. His topic is "Achieving Conceptual Understanding in Stoichiometry with Cognitive Skills."

William Kiker, UTeach Austin alumnus, was nominated as Teacher of the Year at Austin High School in Austin, Texas, where he is a math teacher. Check out this short video about William.

Brianna Rapini, UTeach Austin alumna, and her sister created a video clip series for biology called The Amoeba Sisters that is now offered by the Texas Education Agency as part of its iTunes U collection. The series is a great resource for UTeachers that have flipped classrooms and are looking for short, engaging video clips for biology.

Share your news! Send us announcements about your achievements, job changes, and accomplishments in the STEM education community.

Teaching Tip: Embrace Winter


It's been a brutal winter so far, especially if you live up north. Here are some resources to help you embrace thsnowflakeis cold, dark season and plan some fun STEM lessons for your classroom.

Pin It with UTeach Alumni

UTeach Alumni Pinterest Profile
Now you can connect and share with UTeach Alumni on Pinterest, too. The image sharing website allows you to create a virtual pin board where you can collect and save images and videos that are meaningful to you.

On the UTeach Alumni pin boards you’ll find practical resources on classroom management, using technology in your classroom, STEM lesson planning, inspirational quotes, planning for the UTeach Alumni Conference, and so much more. Follow the boards and check them out!

Are you hooked on Pinterest? Share your boards with the national UTeach alumni community, or sign up to share resources on the UTeach Alumni boards.
 
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Alumni Events


January 17-18
teachHOUSTON techie teachers of today and tomorrow
(T4) Regional Conference

University of Houston
Main Campus


January 29
UTeach Austin Induction Professional Development
University of Texas at
Austin campus


February 12
UTeach Austin Induction Professional Development
University of Texas at
Austin campus


March 8
Share Fair: Washington, D.C.
George Washington Graduate School of Education & Human Development

March 22
UTeach Austin Induction Super Saturday
Professional Development
University of Texas at
Austin campus


July 11
1st UTeach Alumni Conference
Commons Learning Center
The University of Texas at Austin

For information about UTeach Austin Induction events, contact Kelli Allen.

Quick Poll


November Poll Results


How likely are you to attend the 1st UTeach Alumni Conference next July in Austin?
8% Extremely likely
46% Very likely
29% Likely
4% Somewhat likely
13% Not at all likely


January Poll


How often do you use tablets in your classroom?
1 being never and 10 being every day.

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Sorry, voting is closed.

The National UTeach Alumni Network is Growing!


The UTeach community now includes more than 1,600 alumni from UTeach programs at 35 universities nationwide. In the next six years, the UTeach Institute projects there to be about 9,000 UTeach alumni who will have taught 4.8 million secondary STEM students!

Five more universities will begin implementing new UTeach programs this spring. You are in good company as a UTeach alumnus.

UTeach Online Professional Development Courses


A Practical Approach to Flipping the Classroom
  • February 3-21; March 3-21; or April 7-25
  • Continuing Education Credit: 20 hours and qualifies for GT update hours in Texas
  • Register here
Differentiating Instruction
  • February 3-21; March 3-21; or April 7-25
  • Continuing Education Credit: 6 hours and qualifies for GT update hours in Texas
  • Register here
Tablets as Learning Tools
  • February 3-21; March 3-21; or April 7-25
  • Continuing Education Credit: 6 hours and qualifies for GT update hours in Texas
  • Register here
During each course participants will
  1. Review tools and resources pertaining to the course topic.
  2. Create a lesson for implementation based on the information.
  3. Implement the lesson and submit a brief reflection.
For more complete course descriptions, visit UTeach Professional Development or contact UTeach Professional Development Manager Carrie Culpepper.

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