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InSPIRE Teacher Workshops

Palm Beach County middle and high school science teachers are invited to take part in these unique professional development workshops at Scripps Florida.

Scripps Florida InSPIRE (Instructional Support Program for Innovative Research Education), was developed to meet Scripps Florida's goal of Photo of Teacher Workshop participants touring Scripps Florida labs.addressing the needs of science teachers by providing opportunities to strengthen laboratory skills, build confidence, and network with fellow teachers and Scripps scientists - all in a supportive and engaging environment.
 

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Refresh science skills and build confidence with three days of hands-on laboratory experience in basic chemistry and biology.
  • Content presented by Scripps Florida scientists and fellow science teachers who have taken part in Scripps Florida internships and programs.
  • Tour Scripps Florida laboratories and learn about the cutting-edge biomedical research taking place right here in Palm Beach County.
  • Receive classroom-ready curriculum.
  • Program participants can borrow portable research equipment for use in the classroom.
  • Participants are invited to return for follow-up meetings and workshops with scientists.
  • Participants have ongoing access to Scripps scientists via Scientist-Educator Link, a on-demand, web-based Q&A forum.
  • Participants are paid an hourly stipend.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-day workshop provides middle school teachers creative ways to use math with robotics and biology to make learning fun for students.
  • Content presented by Scripps Florida scientists.
  • Tour Scripps Florida laboratories and learn about the cutting-edge biomedical research taking place right here in Palm Beach County.
  • Features robotics activities with LEGO™ Mindstorms.™
  • Receive classroom-ready curriculum.
  • Participants are paid an hourly stipend and receive professional development credit.

Interested teachers should contact Wendy Spielman King or Gregory Goebel at the School District of Palm Beach County (Department of K-12 Curriculum) to reserve a space at an upcoming workshop.

UPCOMING DATES

 


   
High School Teachers:
November 14-16, 2013
   
Middle School Teachers:
October 25-26, 2013
 

RESOURCES

(for previous participants)

 


 

Scientist-Educator Link

Submit a question to Scripps Florida biologists and chemists

 

 

Borrow Equipment

Request a loan of experiment kits and lab materials
 

Workshop participants in a classroom at Scripps Florida

Teacher participants tour the labs at Scripps Florida

Teacher participants completing a spectrophotometry experiment

LEGO Mindstorms Activity

Microscopy Lesson