CEE and Indiana University Kokomo Schools of Science and Education Host Dinner Event to Strengthen Science Teaching

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THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SPONSORS TEACHER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

CEE and Indiana University Kokomo Schools of Science and Education Host Dinner Event to
Strengthen Science Teaching

McLean, VA – September 10, 2013 – The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) and the Indiana University Kokomo Schools of Science and Education will host a Bite of Science dinner event for high school teachers at the Kelley Student Center, 2300 S. Washington Street in Kokomo, Indiana. Scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., science teachers will broaden their perspective of science in the classroom.

The mission of the Teacher Enrichment Program is to assure a future talented and diverse U.S. workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program focuses on best practices and resources, as well as exposure to the breadth and depth of scientific discovery often not available to rural and urban high school teachers and their students. The Bite of Science professional development session for teachers is estimated to impact at least 3,400 in Kokomo and surrounding communities in 2013.

The Teacher Enrichment Program provides content and information for teachers to engage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Bite of Science is one of six components offered by the Teacher Enrichment Program.

The components of the Teacher Enrichment Program are as follows:

Bite of Science
This opportunity brings together 25 teachers with two leading scientists and/or engineers. Teachers have the opportunity to interact with researchers from industry, academia, and government.

Lab Bench
Interactive website that includes the Bite of Science (BOS) presentations and videos, supplementary resources related to BOS topics, additional STEM resources, targeted content from the Clearinghouse, laboratory activities, and resources for students.

Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is an online compendium of science resources within targeted states. Teachers can access more than 2,200 content rich STEM sites gathered for Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space sciences, Mathematics, Technology and Engineering classes at the secondary school level. The Clearinghouse is available cost free to any teacher and all content listed is free to access and use in the classroom.

CEE Blog
The CEE Blog serves to encourage discussion about education issues among STEM stakeholders in the global community. U.S. and international scientists contribute content and abstracts to the blog.

Teacher Roundtables
These events are hosted by CEE for science teachers to discuss critical science and laboratory education. These meetings serve to share ideas among teachers, including resources and classroom pedagogy.

Public/Private Partnerships
CEE works with companies, academic institutions, foundations, agencies, education organizations, and academic community groups to create and strengthen public/private partnerships to better serve urban and rural STEM teachers and their students.

CEE’s Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Bite of Science event will feature:

  • Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Pat Carter, Engineering Manager, Prismatic Machining,Chrysler Group’s Kokomo Transmission Plant

The goals of the Teacher Enrichment Program are to:

  • Provide teachers with enhanced professional development
  • Furnish the opportunity for teachers to ask questions and to interact directly with scientists and engineers
  • Foster excitement in teachers to create an interest for students to pursue STEM careers
  • Allow teachers the opportunity to network with their peers

Contact: , Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Enrichment Program, to attend the cost-free event offered by CEE.

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About the Center for Excellence in Education
The Center for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H.G. Rickover and Joann P. DiGennaro, President of the Center. The Center's mission is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. CEE sponsors the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). For more information about the Center and its programs, visit CEE’s Web site, www.cee.org

Sources: , Ph.D., 703-448-9062

Related websites:
Center for Excellence in Education: http://www.cee.org/
Teacher Enrichment Program: http://www.cee.org/teacher-enrichment-program
Research Science Institute: http://www.cee.org/research-science-institute
USABiology Olympiad: http://www.cee.org/usa-biology-olympiad-usabo

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