CalTeach alumni returned to UCI for their annual kick-off dinner, networking, and catching up on the latest developments in STEM education on Tuesday, August 15.
Representing schools throughout Southern California, the CalTeach science and math graduates shared classroom experiences relative to the evening's theme "Implicit Bias in the Classroom." Following their participation in a group discussion of ways to counter bias and how to deliver inclusive education that reaches every child in the classroom, the alumni participated in one of two breakout sessions: (a) Science: Phenomenon, hosted by Master Teacher Therese Shanahan; or (b) Math: Issues in Current Math Education, hosted by Master Teacher Kris Houston.
Co-director Virginia Panish's contributions during the evening included participating in the breakout sessions as UCI Director of Teacher Education, thanking the alumni for advancing STEM education in California, and wishing the alumnae great success with their students during the new 2017-2018 school year.
The evening's dinner was hosted by long-time education supporter SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union.
About UCI CalTeach Science and Math Program: http://calteach.uci.edu/calteach.uci.edu/