12th Annual Conference
"On the Road to
2012: Transforming K-12 Math and Science
Teaching and Learning in New Mexico"
This conference, co-sponsored by Innovate
Educate New Mexico in conjunction with the
New Mexico Higher Education Department and
the New Mexico Public Education Department
(NM PED), was held on
November 10, 2009 from
9:00 am to 4:00 pm at
the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort. With just under 400 attendees, this informative event brought together educators, policy makers, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses to discuss New Mexico Project 2012 and how K-12 math and science education is being transformed both locally and in other communities.
New Mexico Project 2012,
is a plan for transformational change in
K-12 math and science education in our
State. Initiated by the NM PED Math and
Science Bureau and Math and Science Advisory
Council, Project 2012's mission is
to raise New Mexico's student achievement in
math and science to fifth in the nation by
the year 2012. The initiative seeks to
engage many partners, including government,
schools, and community groups, towards
achieving its mission.
According to NM PED, in 2008 only 37% of
eighth grade students ranked "proficient" or
above in math, and 26% ranked "proficient"
or above in science. Additionally, the
statewide graduation rate is critically low
at 56%, compared to 70% nationally. In order
to raise these numbers and meet the New
Mexico Project 2012 goal for our students to
become among the nation's leaders in math
and science achievement, the creation of
educational partnerships is critical.
The LANL Foundation's Conference on
Education will bring together students,
parents, K-12 teachers and schools, higher
education institutions, nonprofit
organizations, local businesses, national
laboratories, Pueblo/Tribal communities, and
government agencies to leverage leadership
and highlight educational successes both
locally and nationally.
Click here for a list of
speakers, sessions, panel
discussions, and the complete agenda.