TI Teachers Present Research
In November 2013, thirteen teachers in the most recent TI cohort at GVSU presented posters describing their science research at the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference held at the VanAndel Institute. Topics ranged from Climate Change to Lanthanide Luminescence to the Effects of Long Chain Fatty Acids on Neurogenesis. Check out the complete list of topics under Teacher Presentations.
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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