Highland Road Park Observatory
THE ATL WILL BE USED TO TRAIN TEACHERS AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
A five year program that provides a student with a B.A. in a major field of study, such as Physics, and a Masters in Education.
Relatively new course offered by the department provides a "hands-on" science experience for undergraduate education majors. Method shown to significantly increase science concept understanding and retention. Two courses now available covering a full year of training.
Nationwide program teams primary school teachers with local college level teachers to learn effective physics teaching techniques. Teams then establish a similar training program in their region for local teachers.
Teachers attend summer session for 6 weeks during which they take a physical science course and receive graduate credit.
Students attend a summer session where they are exposed to a broad range of astronomy and physics topics. Attempt to provide a research experience.
Last updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, January 20, 2005 12:21:32 PM