Texas Tech Hosts English Learner Science and Math Conference

Teachers will participate in hands-on activities that promote the mathematics and science literacy.

WHAT:           English Learner Science and Math Education Conference

WHEN:           8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15)

WHERE:        Region 17 Education Service Center, 1111 W Loop 289, Lubbock

EVENT:          The two featured keynote speakers are Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis, associate professor at the University of New Mexico and co-author of “Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs” and Joanne Olson, associate professor at Iowa State University and president-elect of the Association for Science Teacher Education.

Teachers from across the region will participate in hands-on activities that promote the mathematics and science literacy of all students and, in particular, English Learners.

Breakout sessions are designed to support on-going and intensive professional development activities with the goal being to improve classroom instruction for English Learners in science and mathematics education.

The cost of the conference is $25 which covers breakfast and lunch. Registration is available here.

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CONTACT: Sharon Parrott, research associate, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-0579, or sharon.parrott@ttu.edu; or Cecilia Pincock, program director/ research associate, Curriculum and Instruction: Proyecto EL SMED Grant, (806) 834-3846 or cecilia.pincock@ttu.edu.