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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

May 21, 2014

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

*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, 865.574.8669 or Amy Schwinge at, 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
Work: 865.576.3146
Cell: 865.603.5142

Wendy West
Work: 865.576.0028
Cell: 865.207.7953