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E.g., Sunday, December 16, 2018
E.g., Sunday, December 16, 2018

Enroll now for the Fall session of Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers

By Stephen Gray
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July 16, 2018

The fall session of our online certification prep course, Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, is now open! Hundreds of teachers from around the country have already taken Foundations of Computer Science for Teachers, with many going on to achieve CS certification and earn their $1000 stipend. So, don’t wait to start your certification journey—Enroll Today!

2018 TRC Excellence Awards

By Stephen Gray
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June 29, 2018

Each of the three days of the TRC 24th Annual Meeting were punctuated by awards presented to teachers, Collaboratives, and Project Directors, all of whom exemplify the spirit of excellence that has marked the 25 years of the Texas Regional Collaboratives program. The STEM Center is proud of the dedication and hard work each awardee has shown in the name of improving the teaching of math and science in Texas schools. Congratulations to all of our 2018 award winners! 

TRC 24th Annual Meeting 2018

By Stephen Gray
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June 26, 2018

The TRC Annual Meeting brings together teachers, education and business leaders, policy makers, and legislators to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the TRC's state-wide collaborative network. As a three day professional development event, the Annual Meeting provides teachers breakout sessions, featured speakers ranging from STEM education researchers and innovators to business leaders and STEM professionals. The Annual Meeting also provides teachers with the opportunity to network and share ideas with fellow educators from outside their region and across the state. It’s also a lot of fun, with hands-on activities, games, cheers, and even some pirates.

WeTeach_CS Announces 2018 Change Maker and Mini-Grand Award Recipients during Summit

By Stephen Gray
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June 19, 2018

Sponsored by Oracle Academy and Texas Instruments, the awards are not only a way to recognize the dedication and vision of exceptional teachers, but also to inspire the community as a whole to keep working for improved and expanded CS education in Texas. This year, WeTeach_CS presented eight teachers with Mini-Grant Awards, eight teachers with Change Maker Awards, and for the first time recognized two exceptional administrators with Change Maker Awards of their own.

2018 WeTeach_CS Summit – June 18-20

By Stephen Gray
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June 18, 2018

The WeTeach_CS Summit is a 3-day event which educates, empowers, and inspires K-12 CS teachers, advocates, administrators, professional development providers, university instructors, and policy-makers to advance the goal of CS for All in Texas and beyond. This year’s Summit will be held on the shores of the San Gabriel River at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, TX, just outside of Austin. Approximately 450 CS champions will be in attendance.

STEM Center Announces Texas Teacher Externships Program Grant Recipients

By Stephen Gray
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April 5, 2018

The Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the awarding of 20 grants to applicants from around the state of Texas to host teacher externship programs during the summer of 2018, as part of the new Texas Teacher Externships Program, with follow-up in classrooms during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year. Awardees include Independent School Districts, Education Service Centers, Institutions of Higher Education, Charter Schools, and one non-profit organization. These organizations will use their awards to offer educators unique professional development opportunities that connect the classroom to the workplace to improve student academic achievement.

Center for STEM Education takes part in Argentina Educators Training Program

By Stephen Gray
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Oct. 13, 2017

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.