Teacher Professional Development Program
June 27 - 30, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The CMU Department of Physics announces the second annual CMU Physics Teachers Program. The goal of this program is to build connections between the CMU Department of Physics and Pennsylvania high school physics teachers. We want the best young minds to be motivated to pursue careers in physics. You, as high school physics teachers, play the most important part in achieving this and we would like to help provide you with resources that you need.
The Physics Teacher Program will be an IN-PERSON four-day program held on CMU's campus in June from the 27th to 30th. from 10 AM - 4 PM, [24 contact hours]. Lunches and parking will be provided and a $50 stipend paid to participants who attend all four days of the program.
We will provide:
* Contacts for CMU scientists to visit your classroom for a seminar or Q&A
* Overview of career opportunities for someone going into physics
* Educational pathways for a career in physics
* Information on research opportunities for advanced high-school students
* Presentations of ongoing physics research at CMU from physics faculty including:
PARTICLE PHYSICS: www.cmu.edu/physics/research/nuclear-particle.html
ASTROPHYSICS / COSMOLOGY www.cmu.edu/physics/research/astro-cosmo.html
BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS: www.cmu.edu/physics/research/biol-phys.html
CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS www.cmu.edu/physics/research/cond-mat.html
* Tours of laboratories where the science is being done
In our second year, we are particularly interested in your input to help us shape our program. We will hold discussion sessions where you can tell us what you need. We are eager to hear how we can help you to engage high school students and motivate them to pursue careers in physics.
Teachers who participate in the full program and complete the evaluation form will earn 20 Act 48 hours and a stipend of $50 provided by the Leonard Gelfand Center at CMU and the CMU Physics Department. Each day will run from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch [provided]. Registration is limited to 20 teachers.