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February 11th, 2010
Texas State Round Rock hosts symposium for Texas educators

STAFF REPORT

Texas State’s Round Rock Campus will host the Texas College and Career Readiness Chemistry/Mathematics Symposium II  from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The symposium will be connected via video conference with the Dallas campus of the University of North Texas in order to reach a wider audience throughout the state. The event aims to address recent changes in the Texas Essential Knowledge Standards (TEKS) for chemistry, along with a discussion about the teaching of math and chemistry.

“The topic we’re going to talk about is the alignment between math and chemistry standards,” said Deborah Koek of Texas State’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “Chemistry in Texas has never been exposed to a high-stakes test, so it will be important for educators to know what kind of standards will be tested.”

The event’s organizers say they welcome and encourage math and chemistry educators throughout Texas to attend the event in Round Rock or Dallas.

For more information on the event, contact Deborah Koeck at dkoeck@txstate.edu.

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