TOPS 2003 - Towards Other Planetary Systems
This 5-year NSF-sponsored Teacher Enhancement program's goals are to initiate systemic reform in science education in Hawaii by enabling science and math teachers to implement astronomy in the classrooms. Teachers will participate in an intensive 3-week summer workshop held in part on Oahu and in part on the big island at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Teachers will learn basic astronomy content, will participate in hands-on activities using exemplary materials, will begin to integrate state and national science/astronomy standards into their classrooms and will learn evaluation and assessment techniques. In addition, a privately funded student component of the program is available to local high school students with interests in astronomy. The program will give the students opportunities to learn astronomy, engage in hands-on activities and get an idea of what careers in astronomy and related sciences are like. All participants will be exposed to the cutting edge astronomy that is being conducted in Hawaii.
We will be accepting a maximum of 20 Hawaii teachers into the program for June 2003. See the information above to find out how to apply. Applications due February 15, 2003.
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|Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii firstname.lastname@example.org|