professional development

Summer programs for science teachers and students

February 14, 2010

In the midst of winter’s snowfalls, it’s time to consider what you (and your students) might be doing this summer.  Here is a list of all the different summer program  opportunities for science teachers and students I’ve run across recently. Firstly, NSTA publishes a list of professional development opportunities here. Their list includes: The STORM […]

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Enriching the intellectual life of teachers

August 27, 2009

This post is based on ideas from a presentation by Rachel Scherr of the University of Maryland and Seattle Pacific University. Teachers, Rachel says, are disenfranchised.  Just as students who have no voice in what and how they learn in the classroom, professional development is often inflicted upon teachers who have no voice in the […]

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Pre-service and In-service physics teacher training (Blogging from the AAPT)

July 29, 2009

Today’s session is about pre-service and in-service teacher training There is very little research to direct teacher training programs, which are treated as practical programs, and even less in physics.  A lot of work has been done in what’s called “pedagogical content knowledge” or “PCK” — you can see my previous posts here and here […]

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More Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers

April 25, 2009

They just keep on coming!  There are so many workshops for teachers, I wonder how useful it is to let you know about them.  But, if there’s one in your area, and you’re available, it never hurts to dip your toes into an enrichment experience, right?  See my previous post for other professional development opportunities […]

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Professional Development opportunities for teachers

March 27, 2009

As summer approaches, everyone’s vying for teachers’ time.  A bunch of deadlines have already passed, but there’s still time to sign up for several great programs. Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium Application deadline April 1 — soon! I can’t even describe how much this institute will change your teaching — I worked with the Teacher […]

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