Program and Learning Opportunities for Science Teachers
Monday - November 08, 2010
This week's focus is on opportunities in the area of Science for teachers. For nearly twenty years, the Science PLUS (Participatory Learning, Sharing, Understanding) Institute held each summer at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville offers teachers in grades 3 - 8 choices in expanding their knowledge and lessons in areas of life, space, human body and physical sciences. The six different one-week courses offer participants free classroom materials to duplicate the lessons learned during their week’s study and there is no application fee for the program. Housing is provided free for teachers who live more than an hour’s drive away and have no other housing options. Lunch is also provided for participants three days a week. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education will also be explored on the podcast. The Clemson University program brings together advocates from business/industry, education, government and community organizations to catalyze action through five domains that have been identified as key paths to improving STEM education.