Infusing Inquiry in the Pre AP Science Classroom
The course is now full. We are accepting registrations for the wait list.
June 25-28, 2012The College Board is currently in the process of redesigning its AP science courses in order to focus more on inquiry-based learning. Inquiry-based science focuses on open-ended questions, requires students to produce and evaluate scientific data, and more accurately reflects the practice of science in the “real world.” This four-day “conference style" workshop is designed to train Pre-AP middle and high school science teachers on how best to incorporate inquiry-based teaching techniques into their curriculum. Participants will analyze the differences between traditional and inquiry-based instruction, examine instructional materials to determine whether they promote scientific inquiry and learn how to modify activities to include more inquiry-based strategies. Download Workshop AgendaWho should attend? Middle and High School Science Teachers When and where: Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2012, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Classes will be held on the Rice University campus. Registration and orientation: Registration will take place from 7:30-8:00 a.m. Orientation will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Tuition: $450 by April 13, 2012; $495 after April 13, 2012 (includes parking, lunch and materials). Registration: Download registration form. Limited space is available for the program. Register early to ensure your spot. Only completed forms accompanied by check, credit card information, or copy of a purchase order or direct pay form are accepted for registration. Participants will receive up to 27 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours or 2.7 Continuing Education Units (CEU). SBEC Continuing Professional Education Provider Number 500571 Acknowledgment of Enrollment: Once your completed enrollment is received, you will either be enrolled in the course or placed on a waiting list if the course has filled. In either case, you will receive written notification from Rice at your home address within 15 days of receipt of your registration. Please contact our office, 713-348-6031, if you do not receive notification from us. You may need to check with your school or district administrative office to ensure the registration was sent. Course Cancellation Policy: Although we make every effort to maintain the published schedule of classes, events such as insufficient enrollment, instructor illness, room conflicts or inclement weather may require a schedule adjustment or cancellation. We will notify registrants of any change in the published information. Refund Policy: Full refunds for course tuition will be issued for cancellations received via email or fax by May 25, 2012. Checks submitted to Rice University for payment may be converted into an electronic funds transfer from your account. There is a $30 charge for all checks returned for insufficient funds. Special Needs: Most classrooms are accessible for all participants. However, some classrooms in older buildings may be inaccessible for people who use wheelchairs and/or other aids for mobility. Please notify us of any accommodations you require so that arrangements can be made to assist you (call 713-348-6031 or email email@example.com). We would appreciate at least two weeks’ notice. For information on Rice's Disability Support Services office, see dss.rice.edu. For out of town participants, click here to download a list of area hotels. Airport transportation: Transportation to and from the airport can be arranged through Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com or (800) BLUE-VAN (258-3826). Prices range from $19 one-way from Hobby Airport to $24 one-way from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Taxi transportation may be arranged starting at $27 from Hobby Airport and $51 from Bush Intercontinental Airport. Additional information can be found at www.fly2houston.com. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies: Telephone: 713-348-6031 Fax: 713-348-3123 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: collegeready.rice.edu * AP and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the development and delivery of this professional development.
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