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Description

NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium in partnership with the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) Annual Teachers Conference for Math and Science Teachers.

Purpose

Provide Mississippi middle school educators with the opportunities to engage in mathematics and science professional development sessions and activities facilitated by NASA Aerospace Education Specialists and Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Dates

January 16 – 17, 2015

Location

The 2015 NASA Mississippi Space Grant Annual Teachers Conference will be held on the University of Mississippi – Oxford campus at the Inn at Ole Miss Hotel Conference Events Center, 120 Alumni Drive, University, MS 38677.

Teacher Eligibility

All Mississippi middle school math and science teachers are invited to attend the 2015 conference. Teachers who are seeking to attend the conference for the first time will have priority. Conference attendees will be eligible for a $75.00 stipend, as well as 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of the entire conference. Teachers who do not participate in all sessions including the dinner session and remain until the end of the conference will not be issued a completion certificate or be eligible for the CEUs or the stipend payment.

Lodging for Conference Participants

Lodging will be provided for conference participants at the Inn at Ole Miss Hotel. The hotel is located at 120 Alumni Drive, University, MS 38677, (662 234-2331 or 1-888-486-7666 and 662 236-4835 fax).

Upon completion of the conference registration and receipt of confirmation, participants will be provided the group code and then be authorized to reserve rooms in the conference block. Teachers who reside within a 50-mile radius of Oxford will not be authorized lodging expenses.

Number of Conference Seats

There are 65 conference seats available for 2015. All seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Teachers are encouraged to register early.

Registration

The registration fee is $50.00 and MUST accompany the registration form. This can be done by submitting the online registration form to the conference coordinator.

Registration cancelled more than 30 days before the start of the conference will be subject to an administrative fee of $10.00 and the balance will be refunded. There will be no refund of fees if registration is cancelled within 30 days of the conference. Note: all registrants who complete the full conference and qualify for the stipend payment, CEUs and completion certificate will have the $50.00 registration fee returned with the stipend payment.

Deadline for Registration

The deadline for registration will be Friday, January 9, 2015.

PAYMENTS can be made with Visa or MasterCard or check payable to: University of Mississippi. Send to conference coordinator (see address below).

Registration Form

Thank you for your interest in attending the NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium Annual Teachers Conference. The conference is held at the University of Mississippi’s main campus in Oxford, MS. The conference fee is $50.00.

Conference coordination and registration contact: Please contact Barbara Thompson, Senior Project Administrator at 662-915-5811 or email: bthompso@olemiss.edu

            NASA MS Space Grant Conference
            P.O. Box 879
            E.F. Yerby Conference Center
            University, MS 38677-0879

Other Contact Information: Dr. Robert E. Fox, Director of Outreach Operations at 662-915-1408 or email: rfox@olemiss.edu

Special Accomodations

Please call Barbara Thompson, Senior Project Administrator, conference coordinator and registrar at 662-915-5811 or email her at bthompso@olemiss.edu if you need special accommodations such as sight, hearing, or access at this conference.

Conference Directors

Dr. Peter Sukanek, NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
Dr. Alice Steimle, Center for Mathematics and Science Education