31 August 2010 Optics professional development in North Carolina
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Proceedings Volume 7783, Optics Education and Outreach; 778304 (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861057
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2010, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Using the Photonics Leaders (PL2) program model of recruitment and retention, photonics content, parental engagement, internship, and a hybrid virtual format, the session's goal is to inform outreach coordinators and scientists of strategies used to develop teachers' awareness and skills in teaching Optics to ethnically diverse students who lack traditional experiences in the discipline. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) funded program highlights initial findings of a pilot study with middle and high school teachers from The Science House at North Carolina State University sharing lessons learned and future scale-up plans.
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Pamela O. Gilchrist, Joyce Hilliard-Clark, Tuere Bowles, "Optics professional development in North Carolina", Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 778304 (31 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861057; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.861057
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