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Bradenton Herald: Manatee County teachers targeted for special STEM workshop

Monday, March 18, 2013

This month, high school biology and geometry teachers in Manatee County will be taking part in a valuable face-to-face collaborative workshop to expand educators’ instructional skills and enhance their day-to-day classroom methods.

The ScienceMathMaster (SM2) program is focused on high-quality teacher professional development and improving student learning in high school biology and geometry courses.

Emphasizing math and science literacy will help students better prepare for end-of-course exams, the new Common Core Standards, as well as graduate with greater understanding of, and enthusiasm for pursuing, STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

SM2 specifically targets 32 rural Florida school districts as well as Hillsborough, Manatee and Pasco counties to provide hands-on instructional sessions for teachers using an out-of-the-box approach to science and mathematics education.

The face-to-face educator workshops are complemented by online resources made available through the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) website, the virtual home of the ICUF eLibrary.

The regional interactive workshops are hosted by education experts from the University of Tampa who understand the everyday challenges facing Florida teachers.

Empowering teachers to experience this incredible program at no cost, in-person and online means 24/7 access to homework examples, classwork, and lesson plans, helping all teachers in the state participate in the program at their convenience.

By engaging students now, we will pave the way for Florida to become a focal point of innovation in science and technology and ensure that the most talented students in the nation call Florida home.

Ed Moore, Ph.D., President, Independent Colleges & Universities of FloridaTallahassee


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