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Piloting photonics curriculum in staff development
Author(s): Pamela O. Gilchrist; Brandon Conover; Tuere Bowles; Casey deDeugd; Joyce Hilliard-Clark

Paper Abstract

The paper's goal is to inform outreach coordinators and scientists of strategies used to develop a Light Emitting Diode (LED) curriculum module for high school students. Field-testing the weeklong LED curriculum, teachers acquired new instructional strategies to develop students career and global workforce skills in STEM disciplines. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) funded program session will highlight initial findings of the developmental process, review data of the pilot study with middle and high school teachers participating in a teacher workshop and student program offered by The Science House of North Carolina State University.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7783, Optics Education and Outreach, 778306 (30 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861092
Show Author Affiliations
Pamela O. Gilchrist, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Brandon Conover, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Tuere Bowles, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Casey deDeugd, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Joyce Hilliard-Clark, 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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