NASA

Description & Purpose

NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), is hosting the 2022 Annual Teachers Conference. This conference is designed for math and science middle school teachers and provides them opportunities to engage in mathematics and science professional development sessions and activities. This conference is facilitated by NASA Aerospace Education Specialists and the Center for Mathematics and Science Education.

Dates & Location

Friday, January 7, 2022, 8:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The 2022 NASA Mississippi Space Grant Annual Teachers Conference will be held in person at The Inn at Ole Miss on the University of Mississippi–Oxford campus. In the unfortunate event that in-person gatherings are restricted, conference links for virtual attendance will be sent to you on or before January 5, 2022, at the email you submit during registration. 

Lodging

A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees who live 50 miles or more from Oxford, MS for January 6 and January 7, 2022. 

You are responsible for making your own overnight room reservations by calling the Inn at Ole Miss at 1-888-486-7666 and referencing the NASA Space Grant Group. 

You will personally be responsible for any incidentals and the conference will cover the cost of the overnight room. You may be asked to provide a credit card for incidentals at the time of check-in.

Requirements to Attend

In the event that in-person gatherings are restricted, attendees must have the means (space, equipment, internet access) to attend live online sessions with minimal interruptions.

Attendees must be willing and able to engage students in a short STEM activity (adapted for both face-to-face and virtual learning) and provide documentation (pictures and/or video) of completing this activity before January 7, 2022. An email including activity details will be emailed to each teacher following the registration confirmation.

It is expected that all teachers be actively engaged in this professional learning opportunity in order to gain knowledge and strategies for use in their classrooms. 

Teacher Eligibility

All middle school math and science teachers in Mississippi are invited to attend the 2022 Annual Teachers 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 complete all components of the conference will be ineligible to receive the completion certificate, the 1.2 CEUs, or the stipend payment. 

Registration

Register Online

Deadline for Registration

December 10, 2021

Registration Fee

The $50 registration fee is REQUIRED in order to hold your spot. After you have attended the entire conference, you will be refunded this amount in addition to receiving a stipend payment in the amount of $75.

Payment

PAYMENTS can be made with Visa or MasterCard or check payable to: University of Mississippi.

If you need to send a Purchase Order, please send it via regular mail, email or fax:

The University of Mississippi
Outreach and Continuing Education (A. Edney)
Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Fax: 662-915-5138
Email: pdlljac@olemiss.edu

Number of Conference Seats

There are 50 conference seats available for 2022. All seats will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, however priority will be given to first time conference attendees. Teachers are encouraged to register early. 

Conference Coordination and Registration Contact: Adrienne Edney, Coordinator of Professional Development Programs, 662-915-3121 or avcowan@olemiss.edu.

Conference Directors

Dr. Nathan E. Murray, NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
Dr. Alice Steimle, Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Special Accommodations

Please call 662-915-3121 or email Adrienne Edney (avcowan@olemiss.edu) at least 14 days in advance of the conference start date if you need special accommodations such as sight, hearing, or access at this conference. 

As a reminder, accommodations such as sign language interpreters and some forms of live captioning require a longer lead time, so please consider that when sending the accommodations notice.