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TECS 583H (801) - Instructional Strategies in Astronomy III:
Connections Between Modern and Ancient Astronomy
is a 3 credit course through continuing education. The course will
provide extensive astronomy content instruction (with the theme of
exploration of other planetary systems and an astronomical seach for
origins) to secondary school math and science teachers to help them
meet increased high school graduation requirements in math and science,
as well as help them prepare students to meet the increased University
of Hawaii entrance requirements in these areas. The theme is very
cross-disciplinary, involving aspects of physics, math, chemistry,
biology, goelogy and earth science. The course will consist of the
- 144 contact hours in the classroom at TOPS
- Teachers should participate in 2 pre-workshop activities (directly
- or view tapes and materials sent)
- Teachers will have 50 hours of post workshop acitivity - both as
group meetings (in person or via video), star parties and independent
planning and execution of workshops, prep time for incorporating TOPS
materials into your classes.
- Star Party - 9/15/02 - 3 hours
- Meeting 1/19/02 - 3 hours
The course requirements are listed below, upon which your grade will be
based. Turn the required materials in to Karen Meech or Beverly Lynn-
Wilson by April 26, 2002.
- Participation in Pre-workshop activities - we took role, no need
to send anything.
- Participation in all workshop activities - This includes
group presentation of observing project during the TOPS workshop. This
has already documented by TOPS staff.
- Participation on post-workshop activities
- Implementation - Written report (2-3 pages typed) discussing
how you have used the TOPS activities to date, and how you are
implementing things in your classroom. Please include an estimate of
the time spent on the post-tops workshop follow up. Also, please note
the age level of the students you are teaching and how many students
have been affected by the TOPS activities. Note the subject you are
- Workshops - Written report on Secondary workshops you have run
-- with specific details about the workshop.
- Include particulars of activity: Date, times, where, who helped,
how many came, and the audience demographics (e.g. students, teachers,
- List of activities conducted [agenda]
- Paragraph description of your goals for the workshop
- Listing of any external support (funding or in-kind time donations).
- If you have pictures (especially digital!) please include them
- Optional - if you made fliers etc. feel free to attach
- Portfolio Materials - The content of the portfolios is discussed
in the TOPS materials, but includes a statment of what you are doing in the
classroom, as well as samples of student materials.
The requirements for getting the stipend are identical to the course credit