BSCS is still accepting applications for field-test teachers for Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT), an NSF-funded, graduate-level professional development course for teachers that is focused on energy-related concepts.
Application Deadline March 31, 2013
For more information, visit http://bscs.org//emat.
Visit http://www.bscs.org/ematftapp for the application.
Field-test teachers are critical in helping to design and improve teacher programs like EMAT. By becoming a field-test teacher, you can contribute to improving the overall program in ways that will benefit teachers across the country in understanding the role of energy and energy transformations in our lives.
EMAT addresses three major energy concepts across a variety of alternative energy contexts and is being developed in collaboration with Oregon Public Broadcasting, the National Teacher Enhancement Network, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.
In addition to enhancing teacher content knowledge, the EMAT course will help teachers enhance their pedagogical content knowledge and their practice by learning how to develop science content storylines and incorporate understandings of student thinking.