Regional Math and Science Center
Putting the Green in Next Generation Science
August 13, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 109 Padnos Hall, GVSU Allendale Campus
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2013
Cost: FREE, all materials and lunch will be provided
A series of green chemistry events aimed at K-12 science teachers will be held this coming year, hosted by the GVSU Chemistry Department, the Regional Math and Science Center, and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse. The series will focus on supporting K-12 teachers in developing lesson plans and activities that integrate green chemistry and sustainability into teaching and learning in their classrooms. The primary objectives of these sessions will be to:
- increase awareness in K-12 education about green and sustainable chemistry,
- form communities of teachers who are interested in green chemistry, and
- encourage collaboration to develop green chemistry curriculum.
Included will be discussions on how Green Chemistry concepts relate to the NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards (pending adoption).
The workshop is offered to K-12 teachers at no charge. Registration fees and substitute reimbursement at the rate of $50 per day will be provided (rate of reimbursement will depend on number of participants) for the conferences listed above for teachers who commit to work on lesson development throughout the entire program.
The first workshop in the series will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 on the GVSU Allendale campus. Participants will be introduced to the principles of Green Chemistry and how these principles can be applied in the classroom. The workshop is also intended to facilitate interested teachers in meeting and organizing collaborative groups to develop green and sustainable chemistry and integrated engineering and science lesson plans based on the Next Generation Science Standards.