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Agenda at a Glance

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.CHECK-IN/ Light Breakfast

GENERAL SESSION I
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

OPENING CEREMONY/KEYNOTE REMARKS, GC Ballrooms
Opening Remarks and Welcome
Ms. Karina Bhutta, President, Future Educators Association, FIU
Ms. Sabrina Rosell, President, Student Government Associaton, FIU MMC
Dr. Michael Heithaus, Dean, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, FIU
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Elizabeth Bejar, Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, FIU

 

BREAKOUT SESSION I
9:35 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

 

Competitive Events, Multiple Locations
Education Career Expo (Tabling Event), GC 243

Speaker Presentations 
Elevating Teaching
Presented by Mr. Oliver Diez

GC 140

Becoming "STEMified": Creating Awareness of STEM & STEM Education
Presented by Ms. Elizabeth Forde and Ms. Shemail Fatima
GC 305

 

BREAKOUT SESSION II
10:25 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

 

Competitive Events, Multiple Locations
Education Career Expo (Tabling Event), GC 243

Speaker Presentations
Design your Future with a Degree in Education,
Presented by Sonssire Tapanes and Diana Fernandez
GC 140

What Does it Take to be a Math or Science Teacher? 
Presented by Dr. Nicole Cook
GC 305

11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.Lunch

 

GENERAL SESSION II
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 

Special Presentation, GC Ballrooms
Together, We Become World Changers
Dr. Dakeyan Cha' Dre' Graham, 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year

 

GENERAL SESSION III
12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Closing Ceremony/Awards, GC Ballrooms
Closing Remarks
Dr. Laura Dinehart, Senior Associate Dean, School of Education & Human Development

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

CAMPUS TOUR & FIU ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSION
(Available Upon Request)

Breakout Sessions and Workshops 

 

Breakout Session I      9:35AM – 10:20AM

Competitive Events              

Job Interview Competition, GC 237
Public Speaking Competition, GC 316
Spotlight on Education Competition, GC 355
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition, GC 355
Ethical Dilemma Competition, GC 150
Researching Learning Challenges Competition, GC 314
Chapter Display Competition, GC 243

 

Speaker Presentation: Elevating Teaching
Presenter: Mr. Oliver Diez
2020 Teacher of the Year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Location: GC 140

Participants will explore the growth mindset as an essential disposition for learning. Mr. Diez will discuss how mistakes should be welcome in the classroom and how students should be comfortable making them in order to reach their goals. Fundamental ideas and suggestions that will help future and new teachers build the foundation of a great teaching career will be addressed.

 

Workshop: Becoming ‘STEMified’: Creating awareness of STEM & STEM Education
Presenters: Ms. Elizabeth Forde & Ms. Shemail Fatima
Ph.D. Students of Curriculum & Instruction (Mathematics Education) at FIU
Location: GC 305

Research has shown that many teachers ‘feel less knowledgeable about STEM content and less comfortable teaching STEM than other subjects. (Adam et al., 2014)

Throughout this session, participants will be given an insight into the meaning and significance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) and STEM education. They will also have the opportunity to engage in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration activities that would create an awareness of the possibilities of teaching STEM subjects effectively using an integrated approach.  Participants will be exposed to how STEM learning can address real social, economic and environmental issues as well as encourage solutions. 

 

Education Career Expo
Location: GC 243
        
Explore FIU’s unique programs for teachers and other education professionals and interact with FIU students currently in the programs.

 

Breakout Session II    10:25AM – 11:10AM

Competitive Events              

Job Interview Competition, GC 237
Public Speaking Competition, GC 316
Spotlight on Education Competition, GC 355
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition, GC 355
Ethical Dilemma Competition, GC 150
Researching Learning Challenges Competition, GC 314
Chapter Display Competition, GC 243

 

Speaker Presentation:  Design Your Future with a Degree in Education
Presenters: Ms. Sonssire Tapanes, Assistant Director & Ms. Diana Fernandez, Career Counselor
Center for Advising & Student Success, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, FIU
Location: GC 140

Learn the basics as you take your first steps toward a career in education. Topics include career guidance, college planning and preparedness, how to build content knowledge, teaching tips, and more.

 

Workshop: What Does it Take to Be a Math or Science Teacher?
Presenter: Dr. Nicole Cook
Assistant Professor, STEM Transformation Institute, FIU
Location: GC 305

FIUteach is a secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teacher preparation initiative that is helping to produce qualified math and science teachers who will inspire and challenge students to become the math and science leaders of tomorrow. This session will showcase innovative teaching models and best practices in STEM teaching. Students will participate in an inquiry-based STEM activity.

 

Education Career Expo  
Location: GC 243
      
Explore FIU’s unique programs for teachers and other education professionals and interact with FIU students currently in the programs.

 

Breakout Session III   12:00PM – 12:45PM

Keynote Speaker: Together, We Become World Changers!
Presenter: Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham
2020 Florida Teacher of the Year, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Location: Graham Center Ballrooms

Education paves the way for every other profession. In this keynote, participants will learn about the power educators have to impact their students, their schools, and their communities. Join Dr. Graham as we become world changers!