UTeach STEM Educators Conference

Designed for STEM educators with an interest in bringing inquiry-based learning to their classrooms

It brings ideas and collaboration with new and exciting twists. It’s at a time in the summer that lets me take ideas back with me and work them into the start of the year. —Conference attendee

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Join us in Austin in 2019!

Delve into hands-on sessions led by STEM teachers and get new ideas to bring to your classroom (or future classroom). Step into a conference full of teachers committed to inquiry-based learning and project-based learning.

Conference Program

Block Schedule

General schedule:

June 27
12-1pm Registration
1-2:30pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ariel J. Taylor
2:30-4pm UTeach Playground
4-6pm Reception and Roundtable Discussions

 June 28
8-9am Breakfast
9-12:30pm Breakout Sessions
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:45pm Breakout Sessions
3:45-4:30pm Closing

2019's Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ariel J. Taylor

Ariel TaylorDr. Taylor is a UTeach Austin alumna. She recently completed the Professional Leadership and Policy Studies doctoral program at the University of Houston and completed the UTeach Master’s program in 2012. By 2016, Dr. Taylor had obtained both her principal and superintendent certifications from the University of Houston. She has taught high school math and served as district math specialist, as well as serving as a mathematics instructor at Wharton County Junior College. Outside of her educational leadership work, she engages in youth empowerment through the nonprofit organization, The RISE Project, which she founded as an undergraduate student. 

Dr. Taylor joined the UTeach Austin team in Spring 2019 as a Master Teacher. She teaches Step 1 and works with Mendez Middle School to support teachers with remediation, enrichment and intervention for their students. Additionally, Ariel works with a team to develop the UTeach Accelerate pathway

Dr. Taylor has presented at schools and conferences around the world to assist educators in providing quality learning opportunities. She believes in the importance of authentic engagement and student accountability. Her book, Party of Four Please!: A Standards-Based Approach to Differentiation through Blended Learning, was released in September 2018.

Alumni / Member Rate

  • Early bird: $119
  • Regular: $139

Non-Member Rate

  • Early bird: $149
  • Regular: $169



Jo Hamilton
Alumni services coordinator