Target Inquiry at BCCE 2014
TI teachers were very busy this summer at the 2014 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education hosted by GVSU August 3-7, 2014. In addition to a TI workshop, where participants gained a hands-on introduction to several of the particulate level modeling activities, several TI teachers presented in a TI symposium where people were introduced to TI activities, and a number of TI alumni also participated in other workshops and symposia designed specifically for high school chemistry teachers.
Target Inquiry: Helping Teachers to Successfully Implement Standards-based Inquiry Instruction
**Labs developed by the Target Inquiry teachers have been adopted worldwide. Click for map.
Target Inquiry (TI) is a 2½-year program designed to meet the professional development needs of middle and high school science teachers for developing an inquiry-based science classroom. TI is for science teachers who wish to earn a Master of Education with an Emphasis in Advanced Content Specialization or complete the 15 credit certificate program. TI is designed to 1) provide teacher participants with an authentic science laboratory research experience, and 2) facilitate the integration of their research experience into their classroom through the design, implementation, and evaluation of inquiry-based curriculum.
Target Inquiry is funded by the National Science Foundation Divisions of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education (ESI-0553215) and Research on Leaning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL-1118658), the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation 2005 Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences, and Grand Valley State University.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the TI project and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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