The Austin Peay State University STEM Center in partnership with Robertson and Cheatham County School Systems is providing a one week workshop for High School Math and Science teachers.
Workshop is presented by Mrs. Melinda Higgins from Harpeth Hall School for Girls. Melinda Higgins has been an upper school science teacher for 20 years. She was department chair for 10 years and introduced and approved curriculum as a part of her work with the curriculum committee. An Intro to Engineering course will be new to Harpeth Hall next year as the need for engineering classes was inspired by the students she has sponsored in TSA TEAMS Engineering competitions. Melinda has written curricula in conjunction with Duke University’s Alcohol Pharmacology Education Partnership (APEP) and Vanderbilt University’s Bioengineering Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program. She has also worked with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center to establish and initiate a program called Young Scholars Medical Program, in which high school seniors worked in the summer to learn about different areas in medicine and medical research. As an RET teacher for 6 years (1 international year in Germany), Melinda has used her research to write engineering project-based curriculum based on the Legacy Cycle for learning. She has published the curricula she developed at teachengineering.org. Melinda will serve as an Einstein Fellow next year, working in the Office of Education at NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center.
As we all know, "hitting for the cycle" in baseball means accomplishing the task of having a single, double, triple and a homerun all in one game. The Legacy Cycle will help you accomplish the same thing in science and math teaching! In this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to learn how to write a project-based lesson that will enable your students to succeed in the chosen topic. All of those things we want for our students, engagement, teamwork, understanding, and application of knowledge can all be achieved using the Legacy Cycle. Come and join us for this week of fun and cooperative professional development and your students wil soon "Hit for the Cycle" in math and science!
Teachers from Robertson and Cheatham will receive a $500.00 stipend after completing 5 daysJune 3-78:30am -3:30pmHighland Crest Campus150 Laureate Ave,Springfield, TN 37172