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12th Annual Meeting

Synergizing P-16 Science Education Partnerships: The Role of Policy Makers, Business and Education Leaders
Texas Regional Collaboratives welcomed legislators, business leaders, higher education partners and science teachers to the 12th Annual Meeting. This year’s Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) Annual Meeting held July 12-14, 2006 celebrated the power of the ongoing research-based professional development the Collaboratives offer science and mathematics teachers around the state.

Event Information

July 12 - 14, 2006

Hilton Austin Airport Hotel

Synergizing P-16 Science Education Partnerships
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Annual Meeting Agenda
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TEA Update
Chris Comer

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A record 420 Texas science teachers, policymakers, science professionals, state and federal partners, education service center representatives and corporate leaders attended the three-day 12th Annual Meeting of the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science Teaching (TRC) that was held July 12, 2006.

The yearly meeting draws TRC partners together for the sharing of ideas and strategies; to celebrate the hard work and successes of participating science teachers; and to acknowledge the numerous dedicated, generous supporters of the Collaboratives. The theme of this year's event was "Synergizing P-16 Science Education Partnerships," emphasizing the crucial role all TRC partners play in preparing students for careers in which science and technology expertise is required.

"The theme of the 12th annual meeting," says Dr. Shirley J. Neeley, Texas State Commissioner of Education, "embodies the spirit and power of collaboration among education leaders, government and business. The impressive quality and caliber of attendees, keynotes, presenters, showcases and sessions make us proud to join forces with the TRC to foster P-16 partnerships across the state."

Highlights of the meeting included a reception and dinner at which the University of Texas System Chancellor Mark G. Yudof delivered the keynote address, as well as an evening showcase of exhibits and demonstrations prepared by TRC science teachers and science specialists.

The Twelfth Annual Meeting also featured guest speaker Ted McCain, a nationally recognized education technologist. Three days of teacher-led workshops, field trips to McKinney Roughs and the Blanton Museum, and numerous opportunities for the best and brightest science teache3rs in the state of Texas to collaborate and network with each other made this premier event for science education a resounding success.

Download the Twelfth Annual Meeting Highlights Brochure for a complete summary of the event.

Visit our Twelfth Annual Meeting Video Vignette page to view video clips from presentations given at the July 12th reception.