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Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium

Saturday 20 September 2014, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Morton Hall 237, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

The Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Ohio University in Athens.  The symposium was attended by approximately 83 mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and others interested in STEM education.  The purpose of the symposium is to build and strengthen K–12 mathematics and science teaching throughout southern and eastern Ohio.  In addition, the symposium builds and fosters relationships among pre-service and in-service teachers and university and college faculty.  This year's theme was STEM for One, STEM for All!  The symposium featured morning keynote speaker Nina Sudnick and 8 of her fourth grade mathematics students who demonstrated Appalachian Ohio Math & Science Teaching Symposium 2014how to do a number talk before an intrigued audience.  A panel discussion on co-teaching was followed by concurrent sessions and an afternoon plenary session delivered by Robert Klein and Daniel Showalter (pictured at right) on the health of rural education in the United States.  The symposium is supported by the Choose Appalachian Teaching scholarship program, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Teacher Education, the Morton Professorship, the Noyce scholarship program, the Patton College of Education Dean’s Office, SEOCEMS, and the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows program.

For questions about the symposium, contact Mary Harmison (597-9006) or Courtney Koestler (593-0118).


 Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium

Saturday 21 September 2013, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Morton Hall 237, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

The Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium was attended by 103 mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, and university and college faculty and staff.  The theme was "Celebrating STEM Education in Southern and Eastern Ohio. "Keynote speaker Larry King, a physics teacher at Warren High School in Washington county, presented "Stumbling through STEM: From Maggots to Machines and Beyond.  "Donald Storer, chemistry faculty at Southern State Community College, delivered the afternoon plenary session: "Bridging Appalachia—Assisting STEM Educators."  In addition to these talks, the symposium attendees contributed 26 concurrent sessions.  The symposium concluded with a panel discussion in which the panelists shared their experiences as newly licensed teachers in Appalachian Ohio.

 


 

Third Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium

Saturday 15 September 2012, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Morton Hall 235, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

The Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium, formerly known as the Choose Appalachian Teaching Research Symposium, was attended by 103 mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, and university and college faculty and staff. The symposium fulfilled its intended purpose: to build and strengthen mathematics and science teaching throughout southern and eastern Ohio through the building and fostering of relationships among pre-service and in-service teachers and university and college faculty. This year's theme was "bringing STEM teaching and learning to the classroom."
Keynote speaker Tom Reardon, a high school mathematics teacher and mathematics educational consultant from eastern Ohio who is nationally well-known and well-regarded, discussed the effective use of technology in the classroom and demonstrated various technologies that can help teachers incorporate STEM topics in their teaching.

The research symposium team wishes to thank the speakers, the volunteers, and the participants, especially the CAT scholars, the Noyce scholars, and the Woodrow Wilson teaching fellows. We also wish to thank the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, the National Science Foundation, which funds the Noyce Scholarship Program, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.


Second Annual CAT Research Symposium

Saturday 17 September 2011, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grover Center 115W, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

The CAT Research Symposium, which is for pre-service and in-service mathematics and science teachers in Grades 7-12, involved approximately 70 participants, including teachers and other school personnel throughout Appalachian Ohio as well as students and professors from Marietta College, Muskingum University, Ohio University and its regional campuses, Shawnee State University, Southern State Community College, and the University of Rio Grande. The symposium focused on mathematics, science, and technology education. The keynote speaker, Mike Smith, is a master science teacher from Big Walnut High School, who has expanded his school's physics program from 5 students to 5 physics classes—through active student engagement in doing science. Mr. Smith is a national instructor for the Teachers Teaching with Technology program and a national event coordinator for the Science Olympiad. His keynote address was followed by CAT scholar presentations and other contributed presentations. To view the CAT Research Symposium schedule, click here.

The CAT team wishes to thank the symposium speakers, volunteers, participants, and our partner institutions: Marietta College, Muskingum University, Shawnee State University, and the University of Rio Grande. We also wish to express our thanks to the Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program administered by the Ohio Board of Regents.


First Annual CAT Research Symposium

Saturday 11 September 2010, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
McCracken Hall 214, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979
 

The First Annual CAT Research Symposium for pre-service and in-service mathematics and science teachers in Grades 7-12 was a huge success, involving Appalachian teachers, and teacher candidates and professors from Marietta College, Muskingum University, Ohio University, Shawnee State University, Southern State Community College, and the University of Rio Grande. Approximately 70 people participated in the Symposium, which took place at Ohio University in Athens. Dr. Bradford Findell, Mathematics Initiatives Administrator for the Ohio Department of Education, delivered the keynote address, which was followed by eight presentations from Symposium participants. Among the presenters were two CAT scholars from Shawnee State University, Mallory Earich and Robert Krauss.

 

 

 

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