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School is out for kids, but teachers are still learning this summer

ORAU hosting free technology courses and professional development workshops for area teachers beginning May 28; Media are invited

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2014
FY14-40

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU will host three weeks of short-session technology professional development workshops for East Tennessee educators in grades K-12. Held at ORAU’s Center for Science Education in Oak Ridge, the half-day or full-day workshops are FREE and offer educators the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that will enhance their STEM knowledge and curricula.

The workshops will cover a variety of topics:

  • May 28 - Using Student-created Media in the Classroom: Movie Maker Live
  • June 3 - Using Bowling to Engage Students*
  • June 4 - Microsoft Innovative Educator
  • June 5 - Engineering is Elementary*
  • June 5 - Intermediate OneNote
  • June 6 - Math, Movement, and the Common Core*
  • June 9 - Using Twitter to Engage Students*
  • June 10 - Using GPS in the Classroom*
  • June 11 - Using Excel for Data Collection, Analysis and Presentation
  • June 12 - Teaching Climate Change*
  • June 14 - iPads in the Classroom*
  • June 16 - CanStruction*
  • June 17 - Grant Writing for K-12 Educators

Teachers should apply for workshops at www.orau.org/center-for-science-education/k-12-educators.aspx.

*NOTE to MEDIA: The workshops marked with an asterisk (*) represent video, photography and/or interview opportunities. If you would like to visit ORAU’s Center for Science Education to cover these workshops for your newspaper or station, please contact Jenna Blair at jenna.blair@orau.org, 865.574.8669 or Amy Schwinge at amy.schwinge@orau.org, 865.576.9559.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Media Contacts

Pam Bonee
Director,
Communications
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Manager,
Communications
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953