Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The University of New Orleans Offers Paid Summer Professional Development Opportunity to Teachers of Math and Science

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Are you a Louisiana teacher seeking great summer professional development in the areas of math and science?

Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Ivan Gill and Thomas Wright, faculty members in the University of New Orleans Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, and Dinah Maygarden, director of the coasta education program at the University of new Orleans, invite you to one of two 10-day math and science institutes.

Louisiana teachers receive stipends of $25 per hour for their participation in the program, which packs six-hour days with interactive content and pedagogy instruction. Unlike in past summers, these institutes are restricted to only the summer and includes no additional Saturdays during the fall or spring.

The institutes are sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP), which funds university-based professional development projects for elementary and high school teachers.

Those eligible may register for one or both of the institutes this summer:

* The Mathematics Institute, June 4-15, is open to teachers in grades 3-8 and will focus on geometry and measurement.

* The Science Institute, June 18-29, is open to teachers in grades 3-12 and will focus on all science fields, place-based learning, wetlands education, and the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, an international science and education program launched in 1995.

For more information, email Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy at ygermain@uno.edu.