ITEN Virtual Seminar 2021: Supporting STEM Teachers
The ITEN Virtual Seminar 2021 aims to bring together more than 10,000 educational leaders from across the world to share promising policies, programs, and practices related to STEM teacher education. This seminar will use a highly interactive format to allow for virtual networking, poster sessions, and workshops, as well as more traditional presentations. See a draft agenda on the website.
We extend to all policymakers, teacher training institutions, and classroom teachers of all grade levels (early childhood through graduate levels) the invitation to participate in the event as a contributor or regular attendee. The call for contributions is open until August 1, and regular attendees may register up until the day of the event.
WHO SHOULD COME?
Teachers, teacher educators, policymakers, and anyone interested in STEM teacher education.
WHAT TOPICS ARE WE INTERESTED IN?
- Policies related to STEM teacher education
- Programs related to STEM teacher education
- Practices related to STEM teacher education, teaching, and teacher leadership
- Equity in STEM teaching
We adopt a broad, inclusive definition, which includes initial and continuing education of teachers who teach STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and mathematics, both as single-subject courses as well as through integration) across all grade levels.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
#1: Regular attendee
#2: Poster contributor
#3: Workshop contributor
WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE?
Regular attendees receive a certificate of attendance for each day upon completion of an evaluation.
Contributors receive an additional 10 hours of professional growth for each accepted contribution upon completion of an evaluation.
DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?
No! Participation is free and open to the public.
The “Supporting STEM Teachers” thematic group of the Teacher Task Force, led by ITEN and MESHGuides, will identify honorable mentions from among contributions presented at the ITEN Virtual Seminar that show particular promise for their quality and relevance to STEM teacher education and their potential for generalizability and scalability. Authors of honorable mentions will be invited to participate in a multi-month project to create a multi-lingual MESHGuide and accompanying report to serve as a reference for STEM teacher education around the world.
For more information, write to ITEN Coordinator, Rebecca Vieyra, at firstname.lastname@example.org.