Registration is now open for the third Nebraska Summit on Math and Science Education at https://go.unl.edu/2022-summit-csmce.
The Summit will be held in person on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A conference pre-session will take place on Sunday evening, Feb. 20, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites. Note: Masks will be required to be worn indoors by participants at the Summit, both on Sunday and Monday.
The registration fee for the conference is $60 per person. Fee waivers can be requested on the registration form. Lunch and meeting materials will be provided. A block of rooms also has been reserved at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln. The conference will cover a one-night stay for Sunday, Feb. 20, and breakfast at the hotel for a limited number of participants. The online link to reserve a hotel room is included in the registration form.
Sign up on the registration form to participate in the afternoon Share-a-thon! Concurrent breakout sessions will address issues in elementary, middle, and secondary math and science education; teacher preparation; professional development for math and science teachers; STEM education for multi-language learners; and assessment. Plenaries will be recorded for later viewing for those cannot attend the Summit in person.
The schedule will be updated on the Summit website: https://scimath.unl.edu/summit2022/
The Summit features the following three distinguished plenary speakers:
Felicia Moore Mensah, professor of science education and chair of the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University. Dr. Mensah is also the co-editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and associate director of the Center for Innovation in Teacher Education & Development.
Amanda Morales, associate professor of multicultural education and ESOL in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Dr. Morales received the 2020 Latina/o/x Research Issues Special Interest Group Early Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association, which recognizes those who have conducted outstanding research on Latina/o/x issues in education.
Mona Toncheff, president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics. Toncheff, an education consultant and author, worked as both a mathematics teacher and as a mathematics specialist for the Phoenix Union High School District in Arizona. She currently serves as a supervisor teacher for the University of Arizona Teach Program.
With greater attention being focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education, Nebraska PK–12 leaders continue to respond to changing student demographics in ways that will produce culturally relevant curriculum and responsive practices that support all students. The third Nebraska Summit on Math and Science Education will assemble teacher, district, and state leaders in math and science education to discuss successful models and strategies for more inclusive programming and meet with local and national educational leaders. The pre-session will offer hands-on robotics activities for mathematics and science classrooms.
More details at: https://scimath.unl.edu/summit2022/