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Name: Research Experience for Teachers Program
School/Institution: University of Alabama at Birmingham
City: Birmingham
State: AL
Opportunity Type: RET
Teacher Status: Inservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: Selected teachers spend the last 5 weeks (of the 10-week REU period) in residence at UAB interacting with REU students and faculty mentors. In addition, if the teacher's end-of-school-year schedule permits, they will attend and participate in the program orientation activities in May. Based on interests and experience, each teacher will be assigned to work with a group of REU students. At the outset they will catalog the basic concepts involved in the projects with which they are associated. They will concentrate especially on one primary project in which they will be contributing. During the next 5 weeks the teachers will not be on site, but will interact regularly with REU students and mentors through electronic mail to stay updated on the status of the projects assigned to them. Technology will be used to provide low-cost web-based live images of lab activities. These, in combination with phone calls and email, will allow teachers to stay current with their projects. This arrangement responds creatively to what we see as the realities of recruiting and supporting strong RET candidates.
Duration: 10 weeks
Application Deadline: 03/15/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.phy.uab.edu/reu/ret/index.html

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $3,193 stipend. A housing allowance of $612 for UAB campus housing.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Charita Cadenhead
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1300 University Blvd., CH 310
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
Phone: 205-975-8076
Fax: 205-975-8009