Thursday, December 9, 2010

STEM Center To Host Educators Institute

The Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University will host an event called the Sally Ride Science Educator's Institute: Explore Our Moon. It's being held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This national-level professional development institute is geared for 5th through 10th grade teachers. Officials say that Sally Ride Science Educator Institutes offer an innovative approach to professional development with hands-on workshops, activities, and information that teachers can take back to the classroom. Dr. Sally Ride, best known as America's first woman in space, founded Sally Ride Science in 2001.

"It is a great honor to be selected as a host site for a Sally Ride Institute," said Sally Pardue, director of the Millard Oakley STEM Center. "We are thrilled to offer this extraordinary professional development opportunity to the teachers of our region. Hosting this Institute is a wonderful example of Tennessee Tech's commitment to ensuring exceptional educational experiences are available to teachers."

The all-day workshop provides up to six hours of professional development credit. The fee is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, and teacher materials. Teachers are invited to contact Christina Hatley at 372-6573 for more information.