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Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists (ACTS) Program

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Event:
Cohort 7: Waiting on news from WDTS

Event:
June 13 is the first day of the summer appointment
Event:
Follow-On Meeting is at Argonne on Feb 26, 9:00 AM

Grade 6-12 teachers will:

  • Expand their content knowledge and develop inquiry-based teaching modules/lessons
  • Enhance their professional & leadership skills and portfolio
  • Network with colleagues, mentors, and laboratory staff
  • Receive mini-grants to aquire key materials and to attend educator conferences/workshops
  • Receive an $800 weekly summer stipend; Housing available to out-of-area teachers
  • Experience multi-year and year-long activities
  • Get plugged into the R & D enterprise of the laboratory with access to world-class tools, research, scientists, and engineers. Research Divisions.

    A full three-year participation is required in either program including the summer and the academic year.

Teachers As Research Associates (TARA)
Summer Institute:  June 13-August 5, 2011
This option is for science teachers at grades 9-12 who seek an on-going research project with a scientist or engineer. Generally this option is more technical with less teacher-mediated collaboration.

Teachers as Investigators (TAI) Program
Summer Institute: This program is currently unavailable during the 2011 calendar year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
This option is for science teachers at grades 6-10 who prefer to work together in a team as they create and conduct their own research project.


A three year program commitment is required. For a full listing of program expectations go to:
http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/ACTS/about.htm

For detailed information about program logistics, travel, housing, timelines, deliverables, resources and other elements see the ANL-ACTS Program Guidelines.


Lou Harnisch 630-252-6925 lharnisch@dep.anl.gov
Deon Ettinger 630-252-4272 dettinger@dep.anl.gov




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