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Michigan Tech Receives State Grant to Help Science Teachers

 

Last Modified 8:43 AM, September 29, 2009

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By Jennifer Donovan

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Michigan Department of Education Logo

September 28, 2009—

Michigan Technological University has received nearly $200,000 from the Michigan Department of Education for a professional development program for physics and chemistry teachers. The initiative is funded by the Improving Teacher Quality Grant, which covers schools throughout the state, including all schools in the Upper Peninsula.

The project focuses on improving teaching and learning through enhanced classroom inquiry and technology. Teachers of grades 5-12 are eligible to participate.

The deadline for applying is Friday, Oct. 2.

The course includes an online component as well as sessions at Michigan Tech and other sites in the U.P.
Participants can earn up to 10 graduate credits at no cost.

To apply or for more information, teachers should contact their school administrator or Lori Witting, coordinator of teacher professional development at Michigan Tech, 906-487-2263 or lori@mtu.edu.

Michigan Technological University (www.mtu.edu) is a leading public research university developing new technologies and preparing students to create the future for a prosperous and sustainable world. Michigan Tech offers more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering; forest resources; computing; technology; business; economics; natural, physical and environmental sciences; arts; humanities; and social sciences.