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‘ME by the SEa’ Conference Offers Math and Science Educators Instruction in Teaching Their Classes

June 20, 2012

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 200 teachers from across the Coastal Bend attended the "ME by the SEa" Mathematics and Science Education conference held June 15 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The conference presented by the Coastal Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Departments of Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction helps teachers learn better practices for teaching students from pre-kindergarten through college.

"It’s exciting to see educators learning and exploring new universes," said Jody Erickson, a Corpus Christi Independent School District teacher mentor who attended the conference.  

The 40 presentations and workshops featured hands-on activities such as problem solving with pattern blocks, where participants learned creative ways to teach fractions, and lessons in using CBR2 motion detectors and TI graphing calculators to teach to their middle school classes.

The annual conference was started in 2005 as a way to better serve the teachers of the Costal Bend in enhancing their teaching skills. Many new and future teachers attend the event, as well as teachers with many years of experience.

"The broad-range of attendees makes this conference really unique," said Dr. Faye Bruun, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. "What's also great about this event is that Texas A&M-Corpus Christi graduate students gain teaching experience by presenting during the conference."

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