Center for STEM Education takes part in Argentina Educators Training Program

Posted in News, News 2017, professional development

During the Week of October 2, 2017, the Center for STEM Education played host to 25 educators from Argentina. The group, part of the Argentina Educators Training Program (AETP), spent a week on The University of Texas at Austin campus taking part in professional development seminars. The AETP is part of a grant from the Argentina Ministry of Education, the American Councils for International Education, and the Argentina Fulbright Commission to the UT International Office and the Center for STEM Education. During the visit, Assistant Director Dr. Todd Hutner acted as liaison and coordinated professional development activities.

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No Computer Science Education at Your Kid’s School? $5 Million from TEA Is Allowing UT to Change That.

Posted in Computer Science, News, News 2017, professional development, WeTeach_CS

This article originally appeared on on January 25, 2017. See original.   Only 2 percent of Texas high school graduates completed a computer science class in 2015, even though 60 percent of today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are in computing, according to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). One of the issues is that few Texas teachers are certified to teach computer science. For example, in 2014-15,...

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Sharing BLOCKS: Big Ideas for Little Learners

Posted in early childhood, News, News 2016, professional development, programs, science

  Responding to the Texas Legislature’s HB 4, that provides financial support for schools to bolster early childhood science, technology, engineering and math Pre-K programs, The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education has established a unique professional development program for Texas public school teachers – Sharing BLOCKS: Big Ideas for Little Learners. Sharing BLOCKS is a two-day workshop that uses research-based...

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