The SECME Summer Institute Professional Development Experience 
manuelSECME brings together STEM educators and education leadership for learning, collaboration, and dialog. Participants take advantage of a wide range of interest specific elective professional development module options, network with STEM Pipeline Summit participants, and earn professional development credits.
Who should attend?  Elementary, middle, and high school teachers and building-level leadership (principals, assistant principals, curriculum coordinators)

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What will the Institute include? Your Institute experience will include concurrent STEM interest-specific module sessions for which you’ll pre-register, workshops on key issues impacting equity in STEM and postsecondary access in STEM, workshops with state and local education leadership, interactive meetings in professional learning communities, events with Summit Pipeline participants,
SI 15 website and support from SECME Master Teacher Mentors. 

The Value of the SECME National Network One of the greatest benefits of attending a SECME Summer Institute comes from the networking and camaraderie that takes place in and outside of the educational sessions. Our 2016 participants will join K-12, postsecondary, industry and government participants from other regions and states, in venues designed to promote collaboration and networking. You’ll learn and share strategies for overcoming shared obstacles; you’ll explore research-based solutions and models for improving students outcomes; and you’ll leave having expanded your personal and professional network to enhance your professional practice and resources.

Will I be a part of the SECME STEM Pipeline Diversity Summit? Our nationally acclaimed SECME Annual Summer Institute believes in offering educators the experience of connecting and exchanging ideas with other professionals that make up the STEM workforce pipeline. All professional development participants will be included in Summit events to contribute and share strategies for supporting student achievement and access in STEM studies and career readiness.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-AT-A-GLANCE

2017 SECME Summer Week-At-A-Glance: June 18-24, 2017
Tentative 41st  Annual SECME Summer Institute Schedule

Sunday, June 18
Official Check-In

Monday, June 19

Tuesday, June 20

Wednesday,
June 21
Summit Check-In Day
Student Check-In Day

Thursday, June 22
National Student Competition Day

Friday, June 23
Summit Day
Student E-Day

Saturday, June 24

 

 

 

12:00p.m. -
K-12 Professional Development Participants
Check-In

 

Evening Schedule
5:00
   Dinner

6:30-9:00
  Optional  
 Evening
 Activities

Optional Shopping (store run)

 

8:00-10:00
  Opening
  Module [all]
[2 hrs]

 

10:15-12:15
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]

 

 

12:30-1:15
  Lunch

1:30-3:00
Concurrent PD Modules
[1.5 hrs]

 3:30-5:00
  Concurrent PD Modules
[1.5 hrs]

 

5:30
   Dinner

7:00
 Optional  
 Evening
 Activities

 

8:30-10:30
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]

 

10:45-12:45
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]

 

 

1:00-1:45
  Lunch

2:00-5:00
Concurrent PD Modules
[3 hrs]

4:00-6:00 SECME STEM Pipeline Diversity Summit  Early Check-in

5:00
    Dinner

7:00
Optional Evening Activities

 

8:30-10:30
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]

 

10:45-12:45
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]
 

1:30-4:00 SECME STEM Pipeline Diversity Summit begins

 


1:00-1:45
  Lunch

2:00-4:00
Concurrent PD Modules
[2 hrs]

4:15-5:15
  PLC Meetings

 

5:30
  Dinner
 
7:00
  SECME's Got
  Talent Show!

 

8:30-10:00
  Summit &
  Teacher
  Breakouts
[90 min]

 10:15-11:45
  Summit &
  Teacher
  Breakouts
[90 min]

 
11:45-12:30
Lunch

12:45 – 5:45   [all]
SECME National Student Competitions
[5 hrs]

 

 

 

7:00-10:00
Evening of Elegance Teacher of the Year Celebration 
 

[7:30-9:30 SECME Board Meeting]

9:30-10:45
Master
Teacher
Potpourri [all]

11:00-1:00
Summit Luncheon [all]

 1:30-3:00
Summit Breakouts &
Teacher Meetings with State Consultants
  
3:15-3:45
  PLC Meetings

4:00-5:00
 Celebration of
    Student
    Success
    Awards
    Ceremony

5:00
  Student BBQ

6:00
  Adult Closing
    BBQ

 

All Check Out

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question: Who should attend the K-12 SECME Summer Institute Experience Professional Development?
Answer: Classroom teachers and building-level leadership.

Question: Can I earn professional development credits?
Answer: YES. These will be provided through The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa (UA).

Question: I would like to attend. What can I do if funding is an issue?
Answer: Please complete the form located here.

Question: I would like to attend but will have to speak with my administrator first. Do you have any additional information I can share?
Answer: Yes. Information about how SECME aligns with Title I and how our modules are aligned to National Standards as well as general information about SECME – our mission, vision and other important information – is located on our Website.

Question: Does SECME provide transportation to and from the airport and UA?
Answer: Yes, SECME will provide a shuttle bus for "Travel Included" package registrants at no additional cost. If you selected the "Experience Only" package, there may be an additional charge for the round-trip shuttle service. Full details will be provided to you upon completion of your registration. 

Question: How far is UA from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport?
Answer: Birmingham Shuttleworth International Airport is approximately 1 hour away from the UA campus.

Question: What does the Institute lodging include?
Answer: SECME will be housing our adult participants in UA's apartment dorms.  Each participant will occupy his or her own room in an apartment equipped with kitchenette and living room. SECME has scheduled a brief "store run" on the evening of your check-in for participants to purchase desired food and beverage supplies or forgotten items. Linens and towels will be provided. Apartments are within walking distance to dining facilities and to campus classrooms. Apartments have cable ports; however, participants must bring their own TV and cable cords, if desired. Coin operated laundry facilities are located in the apartments.    **Linens do NOT include pillows. SECME will provide pillows on request; however, we urge all driving participants to bring their own pillow if possible.

Question: What about Internet access?
Answer: The UA campus is wireless. For non-wireless laptops, participants will need to bring an Ethernet cord.

Question: Do I need to bring a laptop computer?
Answer: It is strongly recommended. Many Institute modules require a laptop (and will be indicated as such in the Module descriptions that will be available in May). Since the campus is wireless, computer labs are not conveniently located for our participants. For your personal comfort and convenience, we recommend you bring a personal laptop to use from the comfort of your dorm apartment.

Question: What does the Institute meal plan include?
Answer: All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included during your Institute stay. Unless otherwise indicated on the schedule, cafeteria-style dining will be available at one of UA's dining facilities. Vegetarian options will be available.

Question: Does SECME make my travel arrangements if I choose the "Travel Included" package option?
Answer: Yes, SECME has contracted with a travel agency to work with you to book your air travel and to arrange for your transportation from and to the Birmingham Shuttleworth Airport. Once you register and choose this option, information will be sent to you. If you are driving, this option will reimburse you for your mileage (not to exceed $450.00) to and from your home and the Institute.

Question: What does a typical Institute day include?
Answer: You’ll find that there’s very little "typical" during the Institute! Most days will include concurrent modules from 8:00am-5:00pm. There will be time for an early breakfast and casual lunch and dinner. For those wanting to socialize during the early evening, we will have a common area for SECME's exclusive use and the downtown area is adjacent to the campus. Please click the "Week-at-a-Glance" tab for more information.

Question: Are there items I should bring?
Answer: For your personal comfort, bring and wear comfortable shoes! You are on a lovely college campus and will want to enjoy your strolls to and from your room to your activities. Other essential items to consider are included in your "Welcome Letter" that you will receive upon completion of your registration. **Linens do NOT include pillows. SECME will provide pillows on request; however, we urge all driving participants to bring their own pillow if possible.

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