Grant awarded to FHSU physics, math and teacher education departments to help host a summer workshop
02/02/2000

A grant of $53,265 awarded to the Fort Hays State University physics, mathematics and teacher education departments and the Fort Hays Educational Development Center is for the purpose of hosting a workshop entitled "Improving Mathematics and Science Instruction through Content Knowledge Integration."

The grant is from the Kansas Board of Regents and the Eisenhower Professional Development Program. The workshop is from June 12 to June 23 in conjunction with the Fort Hays Educational Development Center.

The workshop will provide middle school and secondary teachers instruction of mathematics in the areas of calculus, statistics, algebra and update their knowledge of selected science concepts in the physical sciences. The workshop will also help teachers develop, plan, and implement integrated mathematics, and science instruction that aligns with state standards.

Participants in the workshop will receive 10 days of intensive workshop instruction, communication and collaboration with other science and math teachers and lesson plans for integrated laboratories. The participants will also receive food and housing in the FHSU dorms and a daily stipend.

The workshop is limited to 10 secondary or middle school based teams. A team is comprised of two teachers, one teacher who primarily teaches science and one who primarily teaches math.

The application deadline for this workshop is Friday, Feb. 25. For more information or an application contact Dr. Paul Adams, Department of Physics, at (785) 628-4500, fax number (785) 628-4146, e-mail at padams@fhsu.edu or apply on-line at www.physics.fhsu.edu/~padams/mathsciwksp.html.


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