CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Around 160 teachers from across the Coastal Bend participated in the 11th annual “ME by the SEa” Mathematics and Science Education Conference held Friday, June 19, in the Center for Instruction at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The annual conference helped pre-kindergarten through college level teachers learn better practices for instructing students in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The 38 presentations/workshops featured hands-on activities teachers can use in the classroom.
“One third of the participants are aspiring teachers; the rest are veteran teachers,” said Dr. Faye Bruun, Conference Director and Associate Professor for the Department of Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction. “It’s good for our future teachers to know that in this profession, teachers never stop learning,”
A total of 22 school districts in the Coastal Bend sent teachers from areas including Corpus Christi Independent School District and districts as far away as Beeville and Kenedy County.
Education sessions included introduction to Web design, multimedia activities in math, outside learning, and literacy and technology integration in math and science. The conference also gave teachers the opportunity to earn up to six hours continuing education units.
“ME by the Sea” began in 2005 to better serve the teachers of the Coastal Bend in enhancing their STEM teaching skills. Aspiring and seasoned teachers attend the event.