Gwendolyn Patrick To National Laboratory For Six Weeks
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Gwendolyn Patrick, a teacher at Clewiston Middle School, has been selected to participate in a six-week summer Research Experience for Teachers Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida.
The program provides school teachers in grades K-12 with the opportunity to participate in real-world scientific researchand to learn how to teach the sciences. This year, 14 teachers are taking part in the program, which runs from June 8 to July 17, 2009. Teachers will be living and working in Tallahassee for the six-week period.
Teachers will work alongside some of the finest scientists, magnet designers and engineers in the world, and will present their work in a poster session held at the end of the program.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this six-week summer residential program for U.S. citizens gives K-12 teachers from across the country the chance to participate in real-world science and cutting-edge magnetic field research. Through weekly seminars, discussion groups, professional development and technology workshops, teachers develop strategies and resources to translate the experience into material for their classrooms.
Each teacher accepted by the program receives a stipend, classroom materials and, if necessary, travel support and housing. Teachers are expected to return to their jobs as leaders in service education, implementing science research in their classrooms.
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