7th Annual UTeach Conference (2013)
The 2013 UTeach Conference was the largest yet!
The 7th annual UTeach Conference was held May 21-23, 2013 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. With more than 500 participants — faculty, staff, and students from UTeach programs; representatives from universities interested in starting UTeach programs; and special guests — it was the largest UTeach Conference yet.
The conference offered attendees over 90 breakout sessions as well as two plenary sessions, the annual dinner, and the poster session and competition. The annual pre-conference course retreats offered experienced instructors a place to share ideas and recent experiences in teaching each of the UTeach courses. And for the first time, the pre-conference held a professional development session designed specifically for graduates of UTeach programs: UTeach Alumni: Leading and Learning in 2013.
The featured speakers at this year’s conference were: keynote speaker Sara Martinez Tucker, new CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), who gave a deeply personal and inspirational message that brought audience members to tears; Michael Starbird, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, whose presentation was “How to Teach Effective Thinking;” and four recent graduates of UTeach programs who opened the conference in “UTeachers as Leaders: Stories from the Field.”
Go to the Featured Speakers page for video
Conference participants came to learn, share ideas and experiences, network and establish partnerships, and discuss the future of UTeach. And the future looks bright!
2013 UTeach Conference was made possible by the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation, National Math and Science Initiative, National Instruments, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Tokyo Electron America, Educational Advancement Foundation, and Teachers TryScience (by IBM). We also thank Laying the Foundation, Sally Ride Science, and Texas Tribune for being a supporter for UTeach Programs.
Welcome to the 2013 UTeach Conference!
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Poster Competition Winners at the 2013 Dinner (left to right): R. Riley Hatch, Dagan Conatser, Amanda Cook, & Shelby Overstreet