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Terra Science and Education invites you to our annual education conference, The 2017 Terra Urban Education Conference: Inclusion of Diverse Language Learners in STEM Education. This is a one-day conference for K-12 educators, administrators, professors, graduate and undergraduate students. The conference will be held:
2017 Terra Urban Education Conference: Inclusion of Diverse Language Learners in STEM Education
October 26, 2017
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
1340 Millersport Hwy, Amherst, NY 14221
We are proud to present our featured keynote speaker:
Former NASA Scientist, Renown Speaker and Author, Kantis Simmons is on a mission.
As the nation’s leading school success strategist he’s aiming to put an end to the academic failure epidemic, teacher turnover rate, and trillion dollars student loan debt crisis sweeping across America’s schools and colleges.
• 7,000 students drop out every single school day
• 1.3 million students fail to graduate from high school every year
• 33% of college freshmen graduate (in 5 years or less) and find a job in their field
• 46% of new teachers quit within the first five years,
• The United States has dropped to #17 after once being #3 in STEM careers.
In spite of these disturbing numbers, Kantis is winning and helping others due the same. The schools that go through his “Play Your ‘A’ Game” Academic Success program are seeing a 15% - 23% improvement in student performance and test scores. More and more students and families are equipped to go to college because of his “Pay For College” funding strategies. Educators are more fired up today, and schools are retaining more teachers due to his “Educate To Elevate” teacher motivation program. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA), a Master of Science degree in Polymer Science & Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), and a Master of Science degree in Textile and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), he's passioante about science and education. Kantis’ career includes developing new products for Mobil Chemical Company (Covington, GA), creating new contact lens products for CIBA Vision (Johns Creek, GA), and improving aircrafts, space shuttles and military jets for NASA Langley Research Center (Langley, VA). After more than a decade of working in the lab solving scientific problems for the government and corporate industries, today he travels the world solving the problems of students, parents, educators, schools, and colleges by delivering speeches, creating courses, and writing books. Growing up with a birth defect and all the mental discomfort that comes with that, audiences readily respond when Kantis shares his humorous and proven 7.25 Finger Secrets on academic success, college readiness, teacher motivation and STEM education. To see Kantis in action, read his advice, watch his videos, or hear of his success stories visit http://KantisSimmons.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 844-445-2684.
Our breakout speakers include: Rudo Kashiri, Betty Jones, Renee Cole, David Amidon, and a Microsoft representative.
The 2017 Terra Urban Education Conference will be an interactive experience for everyone in attendance. We hope to inspire all attendees with teaching techniques that can be brought back into their smaller communities. Topics will revolve around STEM Education and diverse language learners.
Some sample topics include:
- Motivation toward STEM
- Promotion of Creativity using STEM
- K-12/College STEM Gap
- Teaching Second Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
- Teaching Methods for Diverse Language Learners in STEM Education
Early bird registration opens on August 21, 2017 at the following prices:
Individual Admission $50.00 each
Group of 10+ Admission $40.00 each
Student Admission $20.00 each
Student Group of 10+ Admission $15.00 each
**Groups must email email@example.com in order to register under group discount. Do not register individually.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMING SOON
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