Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP)
In celebration of National Engineers Week (NEW) 2002, Westinghouse Savannah River Company in partnership with the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is inviting CSRA middle school science teachers to attend a one day Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP) workshop on Investigating Groundwater: The Fruitvale Story. The workshop will be held at the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on January 25, 2002. The workshop will be limited to the first twenty registered teachers. For more information contact: Calvin Morrow at 803-952-6805.
Center of Excellence in Educational Technology In Year 5
The Center of Excellence in Educational Technology (CEET) is in its fifth year of operation. The Centers of Excellence program is sponsored by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The major goal of the Centers of Excellence program is to enhance the preparation of preservice teachers. There are now 15 centers across South Carolina including centers at Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Frances Marion, Furman, USC Columbia, USC Aiken, and Winthrop. Each center focuses on a specific content area, therefore, the CEET focuses on the incorporation of educational technology. To meet the main goal of the Centers of Excellence program the CEET works with schools and universities across the state.
This year, the CEET will hold two workshops for university faculty and state-wide SSI Hub personnel on how to incorporate educational technology. The CEET is sponsoring the Technology to Enrich Mathematics and Science (TEMS) program, for the fourth year, as an offering of the RPSEC student programs. The goal of this program is to offer educational technology to K-12 students and provide a hands-on environment for preservice teachers to work with students using technology.
A major focus of the CEET is also working with inservice teachers. Included here are graduate classes, the Mobile Instructional Computer Classroom (MICC) and a variety of workshop offerings. Dr. Gary Senn is the director of the CEET. Mr. John Hutchens is the Educational Technology Specialist, and Dr. Thomas Smyth is the Director of Faculty Development.
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The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center Newsletter is a publication of the RPSEC for educators. The Center encompasses the CSRA HUB, CEET, Dupont Planetarium, and NRSMEEP. If you have any information that would be beneficical to the audience of this newsletter, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Cindy Sparling, Editor, at (803) 641-3594. Deadline for submission in the next newsletter is March 15, 2002
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