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Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 20, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Middle Tennessee State University

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The goal of Project TIME (Transforming Instruction through Modeling Experiences) is to improve the learning of Tennessee high school students in chemistry through the use of Modeling Instruction (MI, see www.modelinginstruction.org) so that they will be better prepared for the new Tennessee End of Course (EOC) chemistry exam. MI is an inquiry-based pedagogy that effectively engages students in the learning process. A body of educational research shows that when students in high school physics, chemistry and biology learn using MI, they have excellent gains in conceptual knowledge, increased retention of content and improved national and state science scores.

Project TIME will train 80 high school chemistry teachers from partner school districts in MI. The project is a collaboration among the 10 LEAs, 4 IHEs (MTSU [lead], Austin Peay State University, Martin Methodist College, and Cumberland University) and the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub. Priority registration will be provided the 10 districts that provided commitment letters while the proposal was being developed (Bedford, Coffee, Dickson, Humphreys, Lincoln, Marshall, Montgomery, Perry, Robertson and Rutherford Counties). Teachers will spend 13 days learning chemistry MI, three days during the spring and fall 2014 and ten days (2-weeks) in the summer of 2014 at one of the IHE sites. Summer workshops will be led by expert modelers who can provide insights into how content in Chemistry fits into state and national standards. Teacher’s conceptual understanding of chemistry will be assessed pre and post using the Chemistry Concept Inventory. Teachers will become part of the national MI community and will have access to resources and experienced modelers as they implement MI starting in fall 2014. Teachers will receive $100 per day for their time in professional development and districts will be reimbursed at a rate of up to $75 per day for substitutes for the spring and fall Friday PD days. Materials will be provided to participants to help them implement MI in their classrooms.

Chemistry teachers must commit to 24 hours (total) of professional development (PD) in spring and fall 2014 and two weeks in the summer of 2014. They will receive $100 per day for their work on the project. PD will be available at four sites across the mid-state: MTSU, APSU, Cumberland University (CU) and Martin Methodist College (MMC). The project is supported by the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub and is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education through a Math Science Partnership Grant.

Spring PD* – Registration for this event means you are committing to the entire series which includes one spring PD session, the two-week summer PD s

Project TIME Professional Development Dates for Chemistry Teachers by IHE

Site Session Dates (all 2014)
MTSU Spring 2014 Friday, March 14
(Murfreesboro, TN) Summer 2014 Monday, June 9 – Friday June 20
Fall 2014 Friday, October 24
APSU Spring 2014 Friday, April 4
(Clarksville, TN) Summer 2014 Monday, June 23 – Thursday, July 3*
Fall 2014 Friday, October 24
Cumberland U. Spring 2014 Friday, April 11
(Lebanon, TN) Summer 2014 Monday, June 23 – Thursday, July 3*
Fall 2014 Friday, October 31
Martin Methodist C. Spring 2014 Friday, March 28
(Pulaski, TN) Summer 2014 Monday, June 23 – Thursday, July 3*
Fall 2014 Friday, October 31

 

*Daily hours for these workshops will be extended to cover the one day lost to holiday

ession and the fall PD session.
(8 hour day face-to-face, 4 hours of preparation & follow-up)
Friday, March 14, MTSU hosts modeling instruction PD (8 am to 4 pm)
Friday, March 21, CU hosts modeling instruction PD (8 am to 4 pm)
Friday, March 28, MMC hosts modeling instruction PD (8 am to 4 pm)
Friday, April 4, APSU hosts modeling instruction PD (8 am to 4 pm)

*MTSU will design PD and provide detailed lesson plan for the day

Summer PD – Open only to those who have successfully completed one of the spring PD sessions
(2 weeks, 6+ hours for 10 days or equivalent)
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 20, MTSU hosts 2-week PD (and training for leaders)
Monday, June 23 – Thursday, July 3, APSU, CU, MMC host PD

Fall PD – Open only to those who have successfully completed one spring PD session and the two-week summer PD session
(8 hour day face-to-face, 4 hours of preparation & follow-up) Details not yet arranged

Chemistry teachers can register for either of four sites (MTSU, APSU, Cumberland University and Martin Methodist College) through the Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub website, http://midtnstem.com/.

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