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STEM Ed Announcement: PD for Secondary STEM Teachers and Community College Faculty
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- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: PD for Secondary STEM Teachers and Community College Faculty
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 23:54:15 -0400
This is not a UMass program.
Contact information is below
Summer Professional Development Opportunity for Secondary STEM Teachers and
Community College Faculty
You are invited to apply to attend a two-week summer workshop (Monday .
Thursday - July 13th . July 23rd ) for Secondary STEM Teachers and/or
Community College faculty. The workshop will introduce participants to the
High-Tech Tools and Toys course being offered at Northeastern University and
provide participants guidance and support to implement the course and/or
course components in their respective institutions.
This workshop was offered several years ago and led to replication of this
course at several Massachusetts Community Colleges.
The High-Tech Tools and Toys Laboratory
(http://www.censsis.neu.edu/education/HTTTL/ ) is a discovery-based
educational laboratory. The High Tech Tools and Toys (HTT&T) laboratories
engage students in hands-on learning activities using state-of-the-art
technology products. The laboratory creates an exciting problem-solving
environment where engineering skills including programing, data analysis,
real-time instrument control and project planning are mastered.
Faculty at the High-Tech Tools and Toys Laboratory (HTT&TL) at Northeastern
University teach programming and engineering concepts to freshmen through
hands-on experience with test and measurement instrumentation. Created by
Professors Stephen McKnight and Gilead Tadmor of Northeastern University and
Professor E. Carr Everback of Swarthmore College, the lab uses MATLAB, Data
Acquisition Toolbox., and Instrument Control Toolbox. as the platform for
conducting experiments and analyzing results. The lab is the foundation for
the required freshman engineering course Engineering Problem-Solving and
.The lab offers an excellent introduction to programming concepts that are
often troublesome for the beginner,. comments McKnight. .By using MATLAB as
the programming environment and providing opportunities for hands-on
learning, we are enhancing the students. ability to succeed..
Former workshop participants have found this course model ideally suited to
implementation within Community Colleges. We are interested in supporting
further implementation in secondary classrooms..
The summer program will be led under the direction of course co-creator,
Professor Stephen McKnight.
Program participants will be provided a stipend totaling $2,000 for their
participation and classroom implementation.
If you are interested and believe your institution would be supportive of
you implementing components of this course model,
please complete the application available @
Please forward your resume and a letter of support from your Dean/Principal
and/or Department Head to my attention at the address below.
Claire J. Duggan
Director for Programs and Operations
The Center for STEM Education
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Office - 617-373-2036
Cell . 617-697-7151
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