Rocky Mountain Middle School Math and Science Partnership presents the 2011 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Program
JUNE 20 - July 22 | Monday - Friday
Middle level math and/or science teachers are encouraged to apply for these intense professional development content courses. Selected teachers will be part of a 5-week research experience where they will work along side of their peers and professionals in their field conducting research and analyzing data.
Participating teachers will raise their level of understanding of relevant mathematics by engaging important topics in a “hands on” way in the workshop. They will be able to transform what they have learned into new curricular materials that will improve the mathematics and science capabilities of their students and hopefully stimulate students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
A $5,000 stipend will be rewarded to participants who successfully complete the program. Graduate credit hours (1-6) are available for these programs.
1) Participate in a six hour, five day a week, hands on workshop.
2) Meet weekly with RET teachers studying other topics in the mathematical sciences
3) Meet weekly with RET teachers from biology, chemistry, and physics in a interdisciplinary math/science consortium
4) Develop at least one inquiry based module for use in the classroom in the upcoming academic year
Anyone can apply for these programs. However, priority will be given to those who are already active participants in the RMMSMSP and have taken courses through the partnership before. Previous RET participants are encouraged to reapply, however, priority will be given to those in the RMMSMSP who have not yet done one of these experiences. Applications will be taken until all spaces are filled.
Please see our website for more information or to apply for the program.