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Friday, May 29, 2015
The College of Education recently received a total of $30,000 in funds for the Summer 2015: Energy and Environmental Science Education Institute for Teachers. Dr. Ann Cavallo, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Science Education, is Project Director of the program, and Dr. David Sparks, Assistant Professor of Science Education, is Project Co-Director. Luminant, led by Robert R. Gentry, Curriculum Manager of Luminant Academy, is the program's industry partner and provider of in-kind support including facilities and materials, room and board for participants, tours, and transportation. The agencies funding this program are:
Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute
Texas Mining and Reclamation Association
Texas Westmoreland Company.
In this summer program, teachers earn 3 graduate course credit hours from UT-Arlington with tuition, fees, and room and board covered through the grant. Teacher participants will:
Throughout the program, teachers engage in, develop, and share interdisciplinary, inquiry-based curricula on energy, environmental science, life science/biology, chemistry, physics/physical science, and geology for K-12 students. For more information, contact program coordinator Jamie Williams firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Ann Cavallo email@example.com, or Dr. David Sparks firstname.lastname@example.org.