Kansas NSF EPSCoR will select up to 30 physics and physical science teachers from Kansas and Nebraska to participate in a 2 day professional development opportunity at Kansas State University on June 15 -16, 2017. Participants will earn a stipend of $300 for writing lessons and/or enrichment activities that incorporate models, the Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics research, and the Next Generation Science Standards' (NGSS): Science and Engineering Practices into their current lessons and activities. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered as well.Participants will work with the Kansas EPSCoR AMO Physics Scientists; Ms. Lizette Burks, Kansas Department of Education Science Program Consultant; and Dr. Paul Adams, Dean of the College of Education at Fort Hays State University to:
- Discuss how modeling is used in laser and nanotechnology research;
- Enhance their understanding and utilization of the Science and Engineering Practices of the NGSS;
- Make curriculum connections between the research and theNGSS; and
- Rewrite current or develop new lessons and/or enrichment activities to reflect the AMO Physics research
Rolling selections begin April 24, 2017
For additional information read the articles about the past KS EPSCoR Physics Teacher workshops click on the years to follow the links.
This educational collaborative opportunity is funded by the
Kansas NSF EPSCoR National Science Foundation Award titled:
Collaborative Research: Imaging and Controlling Ultrafast Dynamics of
Atoms, Molecules and Nanostructures
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Kansas NSF EPSCoR encourages applications from women, minorities, and underrepresented groups.