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This is the first in a series of four courses; each addressing a different set of skills science educators need to meet the demands of their career. In this course, teachers will engage in experiences designed to develop the skills needed to be a leader on their campus and to promote and enhance science learning in spheres outside their classroom.
Week 1: Learning Outside the Classroom:
Outdoor Habitats, Science Labs, Field Experiences, Family Science Night, Science Fair
Week 2: Teachers Outside the Classroom:
Presenting at Conferences, Mentoring, Training
Week 3: Connections Outside the Classroom:
Grant Writing, Collaborations/Partnerships/Collaboratives, Professional Associations
Week 4: Policy Outside the Classroom:Policy that Affects Science Classrooms and How You Can Have an Impact
- Chris Thompson - STEMscopes
- Lara Arch - Rice University Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship, STEMscopes
- Lisa Webber - STEMscopes™
- Terry Talley - SRT-STEM Center at UTMB
- Jarrett Whitaker - Rice University Digital Learning and Scholarship
Rice University is a private American research university located in Houston, Texas. It is located in the city's Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It was founded by William Marsh Rice (en) in 1891 as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science, and Art, and was inaugurated in 1912 with Edgar Odell Lovett as its first president.
Coursera is a digital company offering massive open online course founded by computer teachers Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California.
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