|The TIMU PD program will launch in January 2013! We are currently recruiting high school chemistry teachers to participate in the program and its study. A recent grant from the National Science Foundation will provide teachers with 15 graduate credits in coursework in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, an annual stipend commensurate with program requirements, travel to regional or national meetings to present work, and a $500 school award for supplies. The project is also seeking teachers who are willing to serve as research participants in a comparison group and will receive annual compensation. Although the TIMU PD program launches in January 2013, data collection in TIMU teachers' and comparison group teachers' classrooms begins in August 2012. If you are interested in being considered for the TIMU teacher cohort or comparison group, please contact TIMU Principal Investigator, Dr. Ellen Yezierski at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the TIMU Website.
|Target Inquiry -
Improving High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development
Target Inquiry (TI) is a 2½-year program designed to improve the quality and frequency of inquiry-based instruction. It meets the professional development needs of high school chemistry teachers while responding to the National Science Education Standards' call for programs that focus on inquiry integrated with learning, pedagogy, and student knowledge.
Access more information about Target Inquiry at GVSU or access 35 teacher-developed/tested inquiry activities in chemistry.
Target Inquiry at Miami University (TIMU) is comprised of 15 graduate chemistry credits. For teachers with an M.Ed., TIMU provides professional growth and credits for salary advancement. For teachers without an M.Ed., TIMU provides professional growth and meets the content and elective credit requirements for the M.Ed. at Miami.