CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –More than 150 teachers from across the Coastal Bend participated in the “ME by the SEa” Mathematics and Science Education Conference held Friday, June 13, in the Center for Instruction at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
The annual conference helps pre-kindergarten through college level teachers learn better practices for instructing students in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The 40 presentations/workshops featured hands-on activities teachers can use in the classroom.
“ME by the SEa provides continuing education for teachers and an opportunity for them to network,” said Dr. Faye Bruun, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education. “Teachers don't get to talk to each other much during the school day, so this program allows teachers to get together and work with each other during the summer.”
“ME by the Sea” was started as a way to better serve the teachers of the Costal Bend in enhancing their STEM teaching skills. New and future teachers attend the event, as well as teachers with many years of experience.
“This is the 10th anniversary of the event and I’m glad that undergraduate students, who are about to enter the field of teaching, get the opportunity to sit in sessions next to teachers with years of experience,” said Bruun. “Teachers are always learning and that's what makes them good teachers!”