2023 Alamo STEM Ecosystem Educator Conference
The Alamo STEM Ecosystem Professional Development Conference is an annual event for San Antonio-area teachers and pre-service teachers. San Antonio is a city rich in STEM-related organizations which provide innovative and relevant resources for teachers. The conference goal is to provide access to and information about these innovative resources through a free, one-day conference specifically for teachers at all career stages. The Alamo STEM Ecosystem is pleased to announce the 2023 Conference will be 100% in-person, hosted by the Scobee Education at San Antonio College.
Volunteer or Donate
Please contact us if you are interested in donating your time or resources towards this great cause! Our Alamo STEM Ecosystem is current accepting donations for door prizes, snacks, and educator resources and materials to share at the event. Please email our Alamo STEM Ecosystem Lead, Dr. Stephanie Garcia, at Stephanie.Garcia@IDRA.org for more information.
Keynote & Schedule
This Year’s Keynote Speaker is NASA Scientist & Author, Dr. Jeffrey Bennett!
Astrophysicist/educator Jeffrey Bennett is the lead author of college textbooks in four subjects (astronomy, astrobiology, mathematics, and statistics); of critically acclaimed books for the general public on topics including global warming, the search for extraterrestrial life, Einstein’s theory of relativity, and math and science teaching; and of seven books for children that have all been selected for the Story Time From Space program, in which astronauts aboard the International Space Station read books to the children of Earth. His latest book, Totality! An Eclipse Guide in Rhyme and Science, aims to help the public prepare for the upcoming solar eclipses. Other career highlights include having served as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, proposing and co-leading development of the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC, creating the free app Totality by Big Kid Science, and creating a free, online digital textbook for middle school Earth and Space Science.
8:30-9:45 am Opening Session & Keynote Speaker
9:45 -11:30 am Round #1 of Breakout Sessions
11:35 – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm Round #2 of Breakout Sessions
The 2023 Alamo STEM Ecosystem Educator Conference
Registration is FREE, thanks to our sponor & partners!
To ensure we have enough food ordered, please register in advance here.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 (100% In-Person) 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. See the full agenda below!
Bring a laptop or tablet to interact in some sessions.
A small breakfast & boxed lunch will be provided, thanks to our sponsors!
Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College
1819 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
Reference these written directions to find the exact location.
Explore & Discover STEM!
We can’t wait to see you there! All presenters have been confirmed & notified. If you have any questions, please contact this year’s Conference Chair, Richard Varner at firstname.lastname@example.org