25th Annual Out in Space, Down to Earth STEM Educator Conference

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The 25th annual Out in Space, Down to Earth STEM Educator conference is for educators of all grade levels, pre-K – 12, and brings together hands on professional development workshops and local resources. This is one of the best educator conferences in the area.  The goal is to provide educators with the latest TEKS based STEM teaching strategies and concepts, collaboration opportunities and research to expand professional growth.

There will also be a tailored Early Childhood Education track for those who provide services to pre-K – 1st grade students.

  • Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Location: Scobee Education Center
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Registration/Check In Time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is included
  • Free Parking
  • 6 CPE’s
  • Go to www.tinyurl.com/ois25 to register
  • See below for registration specials

Exciting News!!  Our Keynote Speaker is astronomer, teacher and writer Dr. Jeffrey Bennett author of Max series.  Dr. Bennett will speak on “The Race Between Education and Catastrophe” where he discusses why teaching is so important, and why so many of us focus our lives on promoting education. In this talk, Dr. Bennett will discuss a few strategies, with examples, that can help us “win” this race by improving our teaching success at almost any level, and especially for the teaching of math and science. He will also have a workshop immediately after the keynote.  https://www.jeffreybennett.com


View a list of current workshops here: https://tinyurl.com/OIS25workshops    We are continuing to add a few more presenters as submissions continue to come in.

Conference Registration – Participants

Pre-K to 12th grade educators are invited to participate in exciting hands-on activities led by the best STEM educators in the area.  Check out the Scobee Planetarium and preview a show. Visit with vendors and local resources to see what they have to offer.  Earn 6 CPE’s.  Early Bird registration ends February 2nd at midnight. Homeschoolers and pre-service are welcome. Go to Participant Registration to register today.   Deadline for online registration is February 27, 2019.  **REGISTRATION SPECIALS!!  If paying by check or PO, register at Early Bird pricing of $25.  Valid through 2/27/19.  Bring a team of 5 and register for $100 for whole team.**

Presenters Wanted

Do you have a fabulous lesson, best practice or great idea for the STEM classroom you want to share?  Apply to be a workshop presenter!  Workshops will be 45 minutes long.  For more information and to apply go to: Presenter Application.  Registration and lunch is included for presenters. Deadline for workshop applications: February 20, 2019.

Local Resources and Vendors

Are you a local STEM resource (non-profit) or have STEM products that teachers can benefit from?  Sign up to have a table and share what you have to offer to over 300 teachers of all grade levels.  Go to  https://tinyurl.com/OIS25Exhibit to submit your application. Deadline for Resource and Vendor Applications February 20, 2019.