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From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education

Structured around the theme of “From Legislation to Implementation: Achieving Excellence in STEM Education,” this year’s Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching (TRC) Annual Meeting held July 9, 10, & 11, 2008, celebrates the power of the ongoing research-based professional development the Collaboratives offer science and mathematics teachers around the state.

pdficonDownload the Fourteenth Annual Meeting Highlights. brochure. This PDF covers the highlights of the conference, including our special guests, awards, and the agenda.

Visit the 14th Annual Meeting Photo Gallery to review over 1,000 images from the conference.

vidoe pageWatch video segments captured at the July 9 reception and dinner. Video includes clips from presentations by Dr. Kamil Jbeily, Gina Day, TEA Associate Commissioner Barbara Knaggs, Dr. Carol Fletcher, the Honorable Donna Howard, and Nancy Schultz, the 2008 TRC Distinguished Service Award.

Opening Luncheon

Dr. Kenn Heydrick, Director of Science at the Texas Education Agency, will present "The State of Science Education in Texas."

Donna Howard

Kickoff Luncheon Speaker
Kenn Heydrick, Ed.D.
Director of Science
Texas Education Agency

Showcase, Reception, and Dinner

Highlighting the three-day Annual Meeting is a showcase, reception, and dinner. Educational leaders and decision makers will join us to celebrate excellence in science and mathematics education.

Download a draft agenda for the evening dinner program in PDF form.

Donna Howard
Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Donna Howard
Higher Education Committee
Texas House of Representatives


2008 Distinguished Teaching Awards

award winnersOur corporate, foundation and education partners are all generous supporters of the Collaboratives and sponsors of the TRCís Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring Awards.
(Details to come.)





Professional Development Sessions

sessionThe Annual Meeting showcases outstanding science instruction techniques and lessons. It features breakout sessions, hands-on workshops presented by teachers to teachers, and offers professional development credits. Exceptional science teachers and teacher mentors will be honored for their achievement and dedication to the collaborative.








Showcase of Exhibits

exhibitPreceding the dinner, guests will have an opportunity to view a showcase of science exhibits designed by representatives from the 35 regional science collaboratives. Collaboratives will share innovative professional development programs and effective practices with each other.








2008 Corporate, Foundation, and Education Partners
Support Teacher Awards

AT&T Foundation


El Paso

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El Paso Corporation


UT Center for Science and Mathematics Education

UT Center for Science and
Mathematics Education

Distinguished Teaching Award



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The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

The Cynthia and George
Mitchell Foundation

Toyota USA Foundation

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Toyota USA Foundation