|Dates:||July 11-29, 2011|
|Location:||Department of Physics, Hillsdale College|
|Instructors:||Dr. Kenneth Hayes, Dr. Cyrill Slezak|
|Cost:||$85 registration fee which will be returned upon completion of the program|
|Stipend:||Tuition waiver, $100+ in course materials and equipment upon completion of the course|
|Graduate Credit:||3 or 6 graduate credits offered alternatively. Contact us for details.|
|Learn:||Inquiry based instruction, content knowledge, alternative assessment methods, scientific reasoning skills, develop lesson plans|
|Schedule:||Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.|
The Physical Science by Inquiry Program is a research-based professional development program for in-service teachers, grades K-12. The workshop is designed for all science instructors; no background in physics is necessary. Participants will work through the activity-based material and will be taught using cooperative learning groups. The goal of this course is to provide teachers with the skills necessary to implement standards in both science content and scientific process on returning to their classrooms, and thereby increase student science proficiency. Assessment methods, both traditional and alternative, emphasize reasoning rather than rote memorization. Each participant will develop an inquiry-based lesson plan to be shared with the group at the end of the course. Our workshop is based on the Physics by Inquiry curriculum developed by Dr. Lillian McDermott and the Physics Education Group at the University of Washington. This course and all required materials are provided free of charge.
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