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PROM/SE 2007 Summer Science Institute

Description

PROM/SE will hold its annual Summer Science Institute for K-12 science teachers in participating districts. The four-day institutes will be held in Michigan and Ohio. Courses are developed around topics of greatest need as identified by data collected from PROM/SE districts. Courses are organized around an underlying structure of scientific inquiry and target specific subject matter. Each course engages participants in inquiry-based activities that promote deeper conceptual understanding and high cognitive demand. The unifying theme of Systems (order and organization: biological, chemical, physical, universal) is a key theme across the PROM/SE summer courses. Systems are also an area where students consistently show a lack of comprehension and teachers identify as a need. The unifying principle is Energy, a topic that has been shown to have many common misconceptions across the K-12 curriculum.