Registration now open for STEM teaching symposium at BGSU

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Registration is now open for the annual Symposium on STEM teaching, which will be held Nov. 18 at Bowling Green State University.

With nearly 50 informative and engaging sessions encompassed in six different STEM teaching and learning strands, the annual Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence Symposium on STEM Teaching offers a valuable opportunity for in-service and pre-service teachers, higher education faculty, and business and community partners to share and learn from one another in a common effort to advance STEM education for people of all ages.

BGSU faculty member Gabriel Matney will be the keynote speaker. A former middle and high school teacher, Matney holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and is in his sixth year as an associate professor of mathematics education in the BGSU School of Teaching and Learning.

Matney has actively worked on numerous grant projects designed to help in-service teachers create dynamic and minds-on classrooms that improve the learning of their students. His research centers on improving professional development for teachers and the development of pre-service teachers as professionals. In addition to his work with teachers in northwest Ohio, he has given more than 74 workshops across the United States, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.

The pre-registration and onsite registration fee for the symposium, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., is $40. The fee for undergraduate and graduate students is $5. The registration fee includes six hours of high-quality professional development, the keynote address, conference bag/materials and lunch.

For more information and to view the program online, visit the Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education website at www: or call 419-372-2718.