CHICAGO PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
Workshops are listed on the registration form and the online registration page in the following order. Mark the workshops you wish to attend. Click here to download a pdf of the registration form which can be faxed or mailed to ATE. Click here to go to the online registration page. You do not have to register for ATE's Annual Meeting in order to attend the pre-conference workshops. On the online registration page, "member" is the default selection. If you want to register for one or more workshops only, scroll down and click on "Clear Payment Selections."
Friday and Saturday Workshops at the 2016 Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting, Chicago Hilton, Friday, February 12, 2016, and Saturday, February 13, 2015
All-Day Workshop ($90)
1. Culturally Relevant STEM Education for K-12 Students and Pre-Service Teachers: NASA Resources for Enhancing Classroom Instruction and Teacher Preparation Programs (Sat. 2/13, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., $90) Special Offer: Attend this workshop at no charge if you register for the Annual Meeting. If you wish to take advantage of this offer, click here to send an email directly to ATE and don't include the selection if you register online.
STEM Educators will explore the issue of culturally relevant pedagogy as it relates to STEM education. The presenters from the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) will share a vast array of NASA resources and opportunities that are targeted at serving all students and teachers, with a special emphasis on those who have traditionally been underserved in STEM initiatives. Participants will engage in problem-based challenges that educators can integrate into their K-12 curriculum. Teacher guides and lessons plans will be provided for K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers and educators of pre-service students to provide them with the foundation they will need to be effective STEM educators. This full-day workshop will be a fun, action-filled day and participants will leave with practical activities that they can immediately use in their classrooms as well as contacts they can use to access future NASA opportunities.
Presenters: Dr. Araceli Ortiz, Director, LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, Texas State University, and Susan Kohler, Educational Professional Development Specialist, NASA Glenn Research Center
Half-Day Workshops ($50)
2. Hit the Ground Running: Join Us for a Mobile Mashup! (Fri. 2/12, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, $50)
This hands-on workshop will provide ideas and activities for using mobile devices to support instruction both in the classroom and during clinical experience. The presenters will introduce award-winning educational apps for both IOS and Android devices. Registered participants will receive a list of apps that will be covered and are encouraged to bring their own devices. The workshop will end with an App Medley to allow participants to share ways to implement the apps covered during the workshop.
Presenters: Dr. Minnie Ladores, ATE Technology Committee Chair; Dr. Jacqueline M. Gaffner, Texas Wesleyan University; Dr. Carol N. Fleres, New Jersey City University; Dr. Sylvia Martin, Monmouth University
3. Accreditation, Assessment and Accountability in Educator Preparation (Friday, February 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m., $50)
An overview of the latest development in the Council on Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP), as well as an in-depth discussion of current accreditation pathways and program review options. Examples of institutional strategies and promising practices leading to national accreditation and program recognition will be shared and discussed.
4. Discover the New Technology Tools to Enhance Teaching On-Line and/or for Your Traditional Face-to-Face Classrooms (Sat. 2/13, 9:00 a.m-12:00 noon, $50)
Participants in this session will identify and utilize a variety of free technology tools to enhance your classroom. Technology tools will include utilizing QT Player and/or iPhoto for creating videos to introduce yourself and welcome students to your on-line course. Further participants will work with Padlet (digital bulletin board), the various Google Drive tools and uploading to Google Drive, Jing and SnagIt for capture on screen video, using Google Hangouts, using Google Hangouts on Air and managing your video files in your personal YouTube accounts.
Presenters: David A. McCarthy, Professor – Educational Technology – Dept. of Education, University of Minnesota Duluth and Stephanie Pepper, Arkansas Tech University