Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Research Experience for Teachers Program|
|Teacher Level:||Elementary School
|Description:||We are pleased to announce opportunities for teachers of science, math and technology to work with research scientists and engineers at Harvard University. Through our 6–8 week joint Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program, teachers participate in educational and technical research as part of a scientific research community. Participants will have the benefit of significant collaboration with the science education community within the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard, the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. The RET program is designed to build bridges between K12 education and research in nanoscale, bio, and materials science & engineering; involve educators in the research community; enhance the quality of pre-college education; and result in the production of classroom-tested instructional materials.
Teachers in 3 National Science Foundation-funded programs will work closely with faculty, staff, students, and each other to develop educational modules based on their exposure to research throughout the summer. While all teacher participants share common meeting and training activities, each funding source has a distinct focus.
Benefits and Requirements
Classroom materials funds
|Benefit Explanation:||$1000 per week|
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Kathryn Hollar, Director of Educational Programs
206A Pierce Hall
29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138