Registration is now open for two workshops hosted at NETL-Pittsburgh for teachers in April. NETL’s educational workshops provide middle and high school teachers with tools and resources to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into the classroom. These annual gatherings serve to “educate the educator” and inspire the next generation of innovators through fun activities teachers can take back to share with their students.
The Light, Color and Spectroscopy for Kids workshop, being held April 4, 2019, explores a wide variety of activities for educators to use to assist their students in understanding important concepts about light and color. The two-day workshop is held in partnership with the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, and teachers receive most of the materials needed to perform the activities in their own classrooms.
The Computer Software Workshop for High School Chemistry and Physics Teachers, being held April 11, 2019, tutors educators on data manipulation and physics laboratory software to use in the classroom. All the software is up-to-date, user-friendly and adapted for the science classroom, science laboratory or homework assignments. Teachers are provided copies of the software to take back to their classrooms for students to use in science activities.
A third workshop, the two-day Triple E (Energy, Environment and Economics) Seminar, will be available in the fall. This event helps teachers acquire hands-on, classroom-friendly experiments involving energy, economics and the environment for their students, as well as supplies for activities.
All Pennsylvania teachers who attend NETL’s workshops receive several professional education hours for attending. For more information on these enriching conferences or to be added to the Education & Outreach newsletter, email Education.Outreach@netl.doe.gov or visit https://www.netl.doe.gov/education/workshop.