Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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From: Colleen Keirn (ckeirn@cfa.harvard.edu)
Date: Mon Feb 10 2003 - 10:16:53 EST

Dear Al (and everyone),

Thank you for your introduction. It sounds like your school has an
interesting and innovative program going on for middle school and
high school teachers.

We have three physical science workshops which would be appropriate
for your middle school teachers. Each are eight sessions long, and
are available for graduate credit (for $150 for 2 credits) and
professional development hours (16 hours, no cost).

"Science in Focus: Force and Motion" is for K-8 teachers focusing on
the concepts around force and motion.

"Science in Focus: Energy" is for K-6 teachers (but could easily be
used by all of the middle school grades) focusing on the concepts of

Finally, we have "Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science" which
focuses on the concepts around light. It is for K-5 teachers, but
again, could easily be used by middle school teachers.

There is more information about each of these workshops available on
our Web site (see links above). In addition, these are available as
Video on Demand. If you would like to preview any of the programs,
you can do so online, over a broadband connection. (Please note:
this is currently in a testing phase, so technical glitches may
arise.) All you need is a free password, which you can get on the
site. Feel free to peruse the programming at your leisure. (To find
Video on Demand, go to the workshop's Web page, cited above, and
click on "Individual Program Descriptions". Next to each description
should be a blue link "View this Program". Click on that and it will
take you to the Video on Demand.)

Good luck with your workshops. Please let me know if you have any
further questions and I'll be glad to help.



>Hi everybody! There are 9 of us doing the Annenberg course here in
>Cherokee County, Georgia (just north of Atlanta). We purchased the
>videotapes when the local PBS station decided not to carry them. We
>have really been enjoying the mix of content and observation of
>chemistry teachers actually at work doing inquiry activities. We
>are a mix of 5 middle school science teachers and 4 HS science
>teachers. Our school system is moving physical science to the MS
>and we have a number of MS science teachers who want to refresh and
>improve their knowledge of chemistry. Our school system sponsored
>the course and we are receiving SDU's. Does anyone know a
>comparable course which would be good for improving/refreshing
>physics knowledge for MS teachers?
>We are also doing demonstration experiments and our discussions are
>a blend of answering questions about science content, curriculum
>development and plans, comparing notes about how we teach as
>individuals, how we differ from school to school and teaching
>methodology. I think we have all been "lurking" on the discussion
>board so far so as the group coordinator I thought I would break the
>Al Evans

Colleen Keirn
Workshop Coordinator

The Annenberg Channel c/o Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 60 Garden Street - MS 82 Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Phone: 617-496-7686 / 800-228-8030 x3 Fax: 617-496-7670 Email: ckeirn@cfa.harvard.edu / channel@learner.org URL: http://www.learner.org


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