Science and Math Institutes for Teacher Education (SMITE)
Kinenatics and Dynamics for elementary, middle and high school teachers 2013
WG RESA, the University of West Georgia, and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), are partnering to offer training in physics and mathematics content and teaching techniques on the campus of the University of West Georgia. This professional development (80 hours) is funded by a grant from the Georgia Department of Education's MSP.
The curriculum for the current project is the study of mathematics and physics in motion and forces (Kinematics and Dynamics). This workshop material is designed to meet local and state standards. A summer session will be held at UWG June 10-21, 2013. The workshops are led by three nationally trained physics high school teachers, a mathematics professor, and a physics professor. Several pre-sessions or post-sessions will be planned; one of these will be a day at Six Flags to study motion.
The partners schools for this professional development in the service area of WG RESA. Applications from teachers at schools outside those districts will be accepted if the teachers from those partner schools do not fill up the workshop.
Participants will receive
- Stipend of $1,500 for completing all 80 hours
- Mileage and transportation expense
- Books and handouts
- Make and Take materials
- PLUs if requested
Teachers are asked to form cohorts of at least one science teacher and at least one mathematics teacher in schools having grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 to participate in this professional development.
For more information please contact:
Dr. Bob Powell
Professor and Chair of Physics
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118-2330