[Plant-education] four summer opportunities

Claire Hemingway via plant-ed%40net.bio.net (by chemingway from botany.org)
Mon Mar 17 20:07:13 EST 2008


Greeting Plant-ed Network,

I would like to share four summer opportunities for faculty and 
secondary school teachers interested in plant biology.

(1) Jun 14 - Jun 21, 2008  BioQUEST Faculty Workshop

Problem Solving in Biology: Data, Tools and Resources from Plant Science

BioQUEST and the Botanical Society of America invite faculty interested in incorporating resources from contemporary plant research into undergraduate curricula.  Join us at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Southeast Missouri State University as we explore a subset of the tools, data, and resources used in plant science with a special emphasis on quantitative reasoning, visualization and inquiry-based learning. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Barbara Schaal. 
For more information, please visit:
http://bioquest.org/summer2008

(2)  Jul 7 - Jul 18, 2008    NSF-funded Summer Institute for High School Teachers

Plant It Careers, Cases, and Collaborations  

The Botanical Society of America, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, and Texas A&M University invite high school teachers interested in enlivening their science classroom with contemporary plant-related investigative cases.  The theme for the Summer Institute is the workplace applications of plant forensics, environmental monitoring, and seeds biotechnology.  Join us to explore the investigative case learning process and collaborate with fellows, scientists, and science educators to integrate IT (data, images, models) and develop case materials tailored for your classroom (July 7-11).   Practice new skills and examine student learning by leading morning activities in student summer camps (July 14-18).  

The Summer Institute is offered under a grant by the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers project of the National Science Foundation.   Fourteen high school science teachers will be selected to receive stipends and expenses for 12 days in residence at Texas A&M University. 
 
For more information and to download an application, please visit:
www.myPlantIT.org <http://www.myPlantIT.org>

(3)  Jul 27, 2008 Education and Outreach Forum at Botany 2008
The Botanical Society of America invites scientists and educators to attend and contribute to the annual Education and Outreach Forum.  Join us Sunday, July 27, for 14 free, hands-on workshops.  The Forum also includes informational sessions, round-table discussions, and problem-solving sessions.  Join us to share your education and outreach experiences.  Session abstracts will be accepted until April 1.   

For more information and to submit an abstract, please visit:
http://www.2008.botanyconference.org/



(4)  Aug 4 - Aug 13, 2008   NSF-funded Summer Institute for High School Teachers

PlantingScience Institute

The PlantingScience program is pleased to announce new summer professional development opportunities.   The Summer Institute is especially designed for high school teachers to explore plant biology content while learning to incorporate mentored inquiry projects into their classrooms.  PlantingScience, an online learning community connecting classrooms across the country to online scientist mentors, is a unique experience for teachers to experience science with their students in the way science is done by scientists. Summer Institute fellows will team with scientist mentors and teacher leaders in the program to explore strategies to engage students in scientifically oriented questions and customize open-ended investigations on germination and photosynthesis.

The Summer Institute is offered under a grant by the National Science Foundation and is developed through a partnership of the Botanical Society of America and Texas A&M University.  Sixteen high school science teachers will be selected to receive stipends and expenses for 9 days in residence at Texas A&M University.  
 
For more information and to download an application, please visit:
www.plantingscience.org <http://www.plantingscience.org>

For further information on either professional development opportunity, 
please contact:
Claire Hemingway, Education Director
chemingway from botany.org
562-433-4057

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Claire Hemingway, Ph.D.
Education Director, Botanical Society of America http://www.botany.org
PlantingScience http://www.plantingscience.org
PlantIT Careers, Cases and Collaborations  http://www.myplantit.org

4209 E. 3rd. Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
chemingway from botany.org, 562-433-4057 (ph), 562-308-0075 (cell)

BSA Executive Office:
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166
314-577-9566 (ph), 314-577-9515 (fax) 



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