Center for 21st Century Teaching and Learning (CTL) partners with TVHS for course
|TVHS teacher Tom Morrill leads nanoscience professional development last school year.|
The Center for 21st Century Teaching and Learning (CTL) in
Tech Valley High School is offering an opportunity for teachers from across
the country to learn how to integrate the nanosciences with the
emerging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
During a free day-long workshop on Oct. 26, TVHS faculty will share their experiences integrating nanoscience content and college and career readiness skills into the living environment, chemistry and economics curriculum.
"Teachers will experience a project as the students do, learning the various elements that make an effective project-based learning unit," said TVHS teacher and trainer Stacia Snow.
"The alignment of nano-based content to the new standards, and assessment of both content and skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking will also be modeled. Teachers will leave with a nanotech project that can be implemented in the classroom," she added.
The training will be divided into three modules:
The economics and nanoscience module will deliver an authentic experience related to how entrepreneurs make decisions and create business plans to develop new technology products.
The biotechnology and nanoscience module will help teachers learn how harmful bacteria or other microbes can be reduced or eliminated from medical devices using the device’s surface topography or by incorporating specific nanoparticles into the material itself.
The chemistry and nanoscience module will provide students with a scenario that a redundant energy system is needed for an outer space biodome. The students must using a variety of materials to make a dye sensitized solar cell.
Any BOCES teachers interested in attending should ask their supervisors first.
The training will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Tech Valley High School.
For more information, contact Laura Lehtonen at 464-3999 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to register for the training.