Summer Institute

SALSA-SMI Summer Teaching Institute 

 The Summer Institute will be led by Dr. Jim Burnette and Dr. Katie Burnette who are experienced in developing curriculum for teaching laboratories aligned with Next Generation Standards. Participants will develop simple, original, innovative classroom materials ready for immediate implementation. This unique professional development opportunity is designed for STEM teachers seeking to engaging laboratory experiences with science and mathematics lesson planning.  Alignment with AP Biology curriculum will also be discussed. Both instructors are experienced AP Biology exam readers. The Institute also provides the opportunity for experienced teachers to inspire the next generation of STEM teachers.

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Stipends for participants: $250 for pre-service teachers; $500 for credentialed teachers Applications

Applications - Due: April 29, 2018 

   - Pre-service STEM Teachers (Undergraduate STEM Majors)

   - Credentialed STEM Secondary Teachers


Environmental Science Education Summer Institute

The 2018 Environmental Science Education: Air Quality and Climate Workshop at UCR will focus on educating credentialed high school and pre-service STEM teachers with the pedagogy and techniques to integrate scientific contents related to air quality and climate in their classrooms.  During the academic year Professor Roya Bahreini and her research group will visit local high schools representing workshop attendees to perform demonstrations that build upon basic chemistry, physics, mathematics, and environmental sciences, illustrating phenomena related to air quality and climate while her students will work one-on-one with  students having difficulties with in-class assignments related to the demonstrations.

Dates: July 10 - 13, 2018

Stipends for participants: $600

Applications - Due: May 18, 2018

   - Pre-service STEM Teachers (Undergraduate STEM Majors)

   - Credentialed STEM Secondary Teachers


California Science Project Summer Professional Learning Programs

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Physics for High School Teachers Summer Institute

The Summer Physics Academy for High School Teachers is a 5-day Institute coordinated by the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy and UCR physics faculty.  Things to expect:

  • Refresh your content knowledge of physics concepts
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Learn about current research performed by UCR faculty
  • Network with teachers in the region and UCR faculty

Dates: June 25-29, 2018




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