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H.S. Chemistry Teacher Workshop
ONU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will again host a rewarding five-day workshop (June 15-19, 2015) specifically designed to provide high school chemistry teachers with a unique professional development opportunity.
The residential workshop features lecture, laboratory and networking time:
- Use a Vernier spectrophotometer and Vernier probes
- Conduct associated laboratory exercises
- Modify and troubleshoot existing protocols
- Participate in discussion sessions
- Receive a Vernier instrument for use in your home educational institution
- Join specialized breakout seminar/laboratory periods
The program also provides:
- Assistance of a faculty mentor in developing individualized workshop goals
- Access to additional Vernier equipment for classroom use
- Follow-up and support during the 2015-16 academic year
All teachers who teach at least one high school course in chemistry are invited to apply. Preference will be given to those teaching in the state of Ohio. Applications are due by March 14.
All accepted teachers will attend the workshop free of charge and will receive housing, travel reimbursement, a $30 per day stipend and a Vernier scientific instrument.
Schedule and Accommodations
Click here for a schedule for the 2015 workshop. Participants will stay in the University Terrace Apartments. These on-campus accommodations are air-conditioned and include wireless Internet, linens, common/living areas, kitchens and private baths.
Possibility for Graduate Credit?
While Ohio Northern can not provide graduate credit for this workshop, teachers attending the 2015 workshop or prior years will be eligible for Miami University's iDiscovery program. This opportunity is contingent upon sufficient interest from ONU workshop participants as a minimum class size must be achieved. Some details:
Participants earn two tuition-waived graduate semester credits from Miami University.
There is a $150 nonrefundable course administration fee payable at time of registration in August.
The course is an online seminar course tailored to provide follow-on support for your local focus.
Participants may earn two additional credits in the spring semester for an additional $150 fee.
Our workshop participants were able to take advantage of this for the first time in 2014, one participant wrote "The iDiscovery that has been a follow-up to this workshop has been a chance to continue the collaboration that started in the summer and allowed for a means to communicate with each other the many facets of chemistry instruction."
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Applications are now available (see below) and they will close on March 14, 2015. The bulk of the application involves a short statement (250-500 words, 1-2 pages) where you should describe why you are interested in attending this Chemistry Teacher Workshop, how it will contribute towards your professional goals, and how it will benefit your chemistry program. Please include specific goals which demonstrate how participation in the workshop will benefit students in your program.