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Applications open for the Research Goes to School Summer Teacher Program

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Description: The Research Goes to School Program is a five-year program funded by the National Science Foundation. Each year-long cycle includes the participation of in-service teachers with Noyce Scholars and Woodrow Wilson Fellows (Stem Goes Rural students) at a two-week summer course, EDCI 627, to provide education about advanced research in the global challenge of the conversion of biomass to biofuels. Join us this summer for a two-week intensive session devoted to the science of sustainable energy using Problem Based Learning techniques. Stipends of $200 per day, travel allotment, meals, housing, and 3 graduate credits are all provided. Summer session dates are tentatively June 11-22nd. We'll begin Monday morning at 9:00 am. Accommodations check-in is Monday afternoon, June 11th. The first week will end Thursday, June 14th, at 4:00 pm. Check-in for the second week is Monday afternoon June 18th. The second week will end Friday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm. In the 2012-2013 school year, Regional Summits will be held throughout the state in the fall and spring to share information gained in the two-week summer workshop. Teacher participants in Research Goes to School will provide leadership for these summits by helping plan and deliver the sessions. On-going support will be provided through a webinar with Purdue research scientists where participants will be able to clarify and deepen their understanding of the science of sustainable energy. We will also provide a hub site where teachers across the state can share ideas, experiences, and lesson plans. Surveys, focus groups and questionnaires will be used throughout the year to help us develop the best-practice model for delivering grand challenge research topics into high school classrooms. Partner with us to make a difference!
When: Monday 06 February, 2012 1:00 pm EST - Tuesday 28 February, 2012 10:00 pm EST
Where: Purdue University - The Discovery Learning Research Center
  1. Biofuels
  2. DLRC
  3. Teacher Development
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