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Optics professional development in North Carolina
Author(s): Pamela O. Gilchrist; Joyce Hilliard-Clark; Tuere Bowles

Paper Abstract

Using the Photonics Leaders (PL2) program model of recruitment and retention, photonics content, parental engagement, internship, and a hybrid virtual format, the session's goal is to inform outreach coordinators and scientists of strategies used to develop teachers' awareness and skills in teaching Optics to ethnically diverse students who lack traditional experiences in the discipline. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) funded program highlights initial findings of a pilot study with middle and high school teachers from The Science House at North Carolina State University sharing lessons learned and future scale-up plans.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 778304 (31 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861057
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Pamela O. Gilchrist, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Joyce Hilliard-Clark, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Tuere Bowles, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7783:
Optics Education and Outreach
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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