A five-day workshop, scheduled for July 10-14, 2017, will provide excellent teaching resources and 32.5 hours of teacher development, followed by 4 hours of online teacher development during Fall 2017. Each of the 20 participants, teachers and leaders from partnering LEAs, will be awarded a stipend for participating and will be given teaching resources for their school system. Resources will include LabQuest Mini Starter Physics Packages, Logger Pro Software, spring kits, current probes, circuit boards, refraction blocks, lasers, cart and track systems, and tablets. The University of Department of Mathematics has agreed to provide 1 hour of graduate credit (Math 509) at the end of fall online session, to those who successfully complete the workshop.
This project is funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), through an Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) grant.
Content Focus: strengthening STEM content knowledge, through the integration of mathematics and physics, for middle and high school teachers
Pedagogical Focus: student motivation, through planning, learning environment, and assessment, using the TEAM model as a framework