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2016

Date

Activities

Pre-Program

22-February

- Application due date

7-March

- Prospective teacher/mentor interviews begin

11-April

- Selected teachers are assigned to respective faculty mentors

- Mentor training and orientation

11-April
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13-June

- Teachers are assigned pre-program reading materials on specific research techniques and background as assigned by mentors, in preparation for research

- Teachers are required to view three 20min visual webinars introducing nanotechnology and one webinar on the scientific method and general research training

Week 1

13-June

- RET teachers arrive on campus

- RET teacher orientation including campus and lab tours
- meet fellow RET participants, personnel, and mentors
- review program guidelines, expectations, and requirements

- Lab safety and waste disposal training workshops

15-June

- RET teachers begin research in respective mentors’ labs

Week 2 

to 

Week 6

Mon & Wed
8:30am-10:00am

- Brown bag  literature discussions related to learning module design
- group discussions of assigned reading related to inquiry-based learning
- participant networking and interaction

Tues
8:30am-10:00am

- Brown bag course “Careers in Nanotechnology and other STEM fields”
- three professional development graduate course credit hours in technology
- educates participants on career and educational offerings
- designing classroom projects that achieve success based on Common Core Standards

Thurs
8:30am-10:00am

- Brown bag course “Integrating Inquiry-Based Learning in the Classroom”
- three professional development graduate course credit hours in education
- guided versus open inquiry: readying students for careers in STEM
- generated critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the classroom
- how to conduct classroom research on a budget

22-July

- Campus Summer Research Symposium – oral/poster presentation sessions

- CRL-sponsored event is shared with all summer researchers

- Closing Ceremony and Celebration

Post-Program

Fall Semester
(5th November, 2015)

 

- Fall Retreat – Module Presentation, Implementation, and Evaluation
- presentation of modules created by teachers and networking with colleagues
- peer review session and guidance from RETAIN staff/mentors
- workshops on successful module implementation and available RETAIN resources
- workshops on module evaluation within the classroom – assessing student impact

Spring Semester

- Module implementation in home classrooms
- on-site visitation and support/resources offered by RETAIN staff/mentors
- module evaluation data will be collected by teachers

Subsequent Year
(Week 2-Monday)

- Teacher-collected evaluation data due to SERI
- data generated during module implementation in the spring semester

- Brown bag  session with past participants, 11:30am-1:00pm
- panel of past participants will share advice and experiences with incoming    participants in an open dialogue