May 11 — 4:45 pm, 2011

STEM teacher fellow program year II

The School District of Philadelphia has received funding from the Math and Science Partnership to continue year two of its STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fellowship program. This year there will be be two cohorts, one for elementary science teachers and one for high school mathematics teachers.

The deadline to apply for the fellowship is this Friday Friday, May 20.

High school fellows will take two courses with the faculty from the St. Joseph’s University Mathematics Department. The coursework is designed to deepen both content knowledge and pedagogy of geometry. Fellows will work with Dynamic Geometry Software and CAS Technology to enhance the use of technology in their practice. Upon completion of the program fellows will receive six graduate level credits. 

Elementary school fellows will take a physical science class with the faculty from the University of Pennsylvania Science Department. Fellows coursework will focus on the fundamental ideas about energy in the context of physics. Upon completion of the program fellows will receive three graduate level credits.

In phase two of the fellowship, teachers will attend six follow-up Saturday sessions dealing with the classroom application of content material. Teacher will also participate in 22 professional development hours including field trips, conferences, and lunches. This year’s fellows met with STEM industry professionals, took a tour of the Wistar Institute, and observed SEPTA’s control center. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 13 Friday, May 20. Contact  Anita Brook-Dupree at adupree@philasd.org for applications.

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