Middle School Lab Science
Enhancement Project

WHO Middle School teachers throughout New York State

The Middle School Lab Science Enhancement Project will provide Middle School teachers (grades 5 – 8) with updated information and techniques that can be used to enhance student learning and interest in science. Participants will explore laboratory-based activities in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics that address components within the NY State Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum.

WHERE Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME), Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Monday, June 28 (late afternoon) - Thursday, July 1 (4 PM)


The program will enhance pedagogical content knowledge for Middle School general science teachers. Participating teachers will work with members of the Stony Brook faculty and members of the Professional Development Network to explore different methods of instruction and to develop lab activities that will enhance the learning of science by their students.  

The tentative session times are as follows:

Monday, June 28
Check-in                   4:00 - 6:00
Evening session       6:00 - 9:00

Tuesday, June 29
Morning session       8:30 - 11:45
Lunch break             11:45 - 1:00
Afternoon session    1:15 - 4:30
Dinner break             4:30 - 5:30
Evening session       5:30 - 8:00

Wednesday, June 30
Morning session       8:30 - 11:45
Lunch break             11:45 - 1:00
Afternoon session    1:15 - 5:00
Evening                    open night

Thursday, July 1
Morning session       8:30 - 11:45
Lunch break             11:45 - 1:00
Afternoon session    1:15 - 4:00

Teachers will receive a $600 stipend in addition to travel, room, and board.  Living on campus is optional; it is not required.

Participants will receive a certificate for 25 professional development hours.

Attendees will be expected to share the materials produced through this program with other science teachers at their school, in their school district, and beyond, through activities such as conducting workshops and presenting at conferences.  Attendees will remain in contact with CESAME to report these activities.


Deadline for applications:  April 15, 2010
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