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Grant will enable teachers to study instructional methods

Grant will enable teachers to study instructional methods

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1:58 pm

The Messenger 06.09.10
The Tennessee Department of Education is funding a Math Science Partnership grant to the University of Tennessee at Martin: Institutes of Chemistry and Physics (ICaP).
The original grant was awarded in 2009 and the first group of 16 teachers from grades 5-9 has completed the program. The second group will begin this summer.
The anticipated dates of the summer workshop are July 9-17 at UT Martin, with a follow-up hands-on weekend at Reelfoot Lake the weekend of Sept. 24. A wrap-up weekend at Coon Creek Science Center is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 5.
Project ICaP represents a partnership between the UT Martin College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and school systems in Jackson/Madison County, Union City and Weakley County, but teachers from other systems may participate. ICaP offers physical science content knowledge and modeling-guided inquiry instructional methods designed to address the new curriculum standards for science.
Participants receive instruction in physics and chemistry concepts and receive equipment they can use to integrate the new content knowledge in their classrooms. They also receive a stipend to cover travel and lodging expenses. Teacher participants may also choose to earn graduate credit.
For more information about ICaP, contact Dr. Lionel Crews, project director, at (731) 514-0171 or lcrews@utm.edu.

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