What is Science Institute?
Science Institute is an innovative professional development experience, where teachers will work with museum and university scientists to build a deeper understanding of content, inquiry and the nature of science both in and out of the classroom. This year, Science Institute is excited to partner with the Sam Noble Museum’s Invertebrate Paleontology Department to explore how ecosystems in Oklahoma have changed over time; teachers will conduct scientific investigations both at two unique field sites and at the Sam Noble Museum, while using their research and the museum’s technology to develop resources and curricula which will be available to other educators across the state.
Who: Elementary, middle or high school teachers (K-12) from the state of Oklahoma
What: An innovative professional development experience for teachers
When: June 3 – 8, 2018, with a one day follow-up workshop in summer 2019
Where: Sam Noble Museum in Norman, Oklahoma, with travel to field sites across the state.
Cost: There is no cost to participants. Science Institute 2018 is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, the Sam Noble Museum, and Oklahoma's oil and natural gas producers and royalty owners through the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB).
Stipend: Participants will receive a $700 stipend for the completion of Science Institute 2018, with an additional $100 stipend for participation in the follow-up workshop in summer 2019.