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R-MWC Offers Science Institute for Local Teachers

Science Education Group offers week-long program on content and inquiry-based teaching in the sciences

6/19/2006 2:45:34 PM


LYNCHBURG — The Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Science Education Group will host a Science Teaching Institute for area teachers June 20-24 at the College.

The course is offered to third through eighth grade teachers who want to learn more about content and inquiry-based teaching in the sciences. Inquiry-based and hands-on teaching methods have been proven to improve student interest and learning in the science field.

The Institute will be held at R-MWC for four days from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Teachers will be paid $50/day ($200 for the week) to cover child care, travel, etc., to be paid on the final day. In addition, lunch, books and supplies will be provided for all teachers. Teachers who complete the program will also be offered 20 re-certification points for the Institute. Teachers must be present for the entire Institute, and must participate in the research study (fill out surveys before and after the institute, be willing to invite a College faculty member to observe and work with you in your classroom on at least one occasion during the school year). Four teachers will be invited to teach in a science camp at the Jubilee Family Development Center June 26-30. These teachers will be paid an additional $150, and will be awarded an additional 25 re-certification points. You do not need to be available for the science camp in order to take part in the Institute.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations