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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Session 604: The Front Lines: On-the-Job Training for STEM Teachers

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Helping students meet rigorous new standards and assessments begins by training K-12 educators, many of whom have been in the classroom for decades. Professional development is taking a variety of forms: intensive workshops and summer institutes; books and online instruction; off-the-shelf curricula that come with training in how to teach them; and outreach from university-based STEM education centers. Some states, too, are introducing teacher training aligned to the new Common Core math standards, appointing local and regional teacher leaders and building comprehensive toolkits to help educators. This session will describe effective professional development programs already at work and identify the most successful strategies in states that have been earliest in moving forward with new standards.


avatar for Angela Minnici, Ph.D.

Angela Minnici, Ph.D.

Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, American Institutes for Research
Angela Minnici, Ph.D., is Principal Researcher in the Education Program at the American Institutes for Research. She is also the Director of the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, a federally funded comprehensive center dedicated to advancing state efforts to grow, respect and retain great teachers and leaders. As principal researcher, Dr. Minnici coordinates, supports and leads project teams dedicated to the development and implementation... Read More →

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John Chandler, Ph.D.

Director, T-STEM Center, Texas Tech University
With a career that includes 22 years in shipbuilding and 17 years at Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering, Dr. Chandler contributes unique insight into both the practice and study of engineering to the activities of the Texas Tech University T-STEM Center, which he co-directs with collaborative partner, Dr. A. Dean Fontenot.  The Center participates in a coalition that develops research-driven curriculum, professional development... Read More →
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Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D.

Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
Since becoming Dean in 2000, Karen Symms Gallagher has focused the USC Rossier School on its mission to improve learning in urban education locally, nationally and globally. The School is now #17 in U.S. News and World Report rankings. Under her leadership, Rossier launched its groundbreaking online Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009, which has since graduated over 1300 highly prepared teachers, a large percentage of those in STEM fields. The... Read More →
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Dave Saba

Chief Operating Officer, National Math and Science Initiative
David W. Saba serves as Chief Operating Officer for National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) focused on programs to transform math and science education. Prior to, Dave was Chief Executive Officer of Laying the Foundation, which merged with NMSI in January 2012. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE). Before joining ABCTE, Dave was the Mid Atlantic Regional... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 4