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Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

 ETSU STEM Conference
 
Conference Theme:  Computing in Mathematics
 
Dates:  Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd, 2017 
 
Will be held at  The Millennium Centre in Johnson City, TN
 
The Carnegie Hotel will be hosting the conference.  Rooms are listed at the state rate of  $92.00 per night plus all applicable taxes.  Please inform the front office you will be attending the conference when you make your room reservations. www.carnegiehotel.com 
 
Registration fee of $75.00 per participant
 
 
 
 


ETSU STEM+C INITIATIVE

ETSU has submitted a proposal to the National Science Foundation STEM+C Program.  We await the panel's decision.  In the meantime, however, here is information regarding

Our Research Questions

An Undergraduate Research Project

An exciting Pilot Project funded by the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network that will allow us to inject the open source program R into the high school curriculum.

 


Best Practices in Professional Development: Lessons Learned    

Dr. Jack Rhoton

ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub

ETSU, through its Center of Excellence for Mathematics and Science Education and, more recently, through the ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub, has provided professional development for hundreds of math and science teachers, at all levels. Our professional development has focused on improving instructional strategies/practices with the ultimately goal of improving student achievement. Based on our work, we have identified several best practices in our professional development for math and science teachers. Our findings are consistent with several recent students that have documented the importance of professional development on teaching practices and student learning. The ETSU model of professional development has been published in various journal articles and books. Although there is a large body of research that has examined the effectiveness of professional development, the evidences is often uneven given the differences in resources, system level and school leadership, and teacher knowledge gaps. These factors can be complicated when teachers return to the classroom without the necessary support structure to practice and reflect upon the innovation. Also, district policy changes and budgetary constraints can influence researchers who need to control these changes. However, the best practices in professional development that we have been able to identify are listed below.

Please click here for entire document.


ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub

One of the premier initiatives of the Center is the establishment of the ETSU Northeast Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub. The Hub interconnects K-12 schools, higher education institutions, businesses, foundations, and community organizations to design, develop, and demonstrate innovative, sustainable and transferable STEM learning experiences. These STEM partnerships and collaborations seek to engage students, develop a skilled workforce, and increase STEM literacy in the fifteen school districts in the Northeast Tennessee region and throughout Tennessee.

Please click here to visit the Center's STEM Hub site.

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