IMPACTSEED Program Trains Another Group of High School Science Teachers
Saturday's group of teachers.
7 February 2005
— This past weekend, the Jacksonville State University Department of
Physical and Earth Sciences completed a training program for a group
of high school science teachers participating in the IMPACTSEED program.
The Alabama Commission
on Higher Education recently approved funding of $115,968.00 for IMPACT
SEED III (Improving Physics and Chemistry Teaching in Secondary Education)
for 2005-06. The program provides training and classroom teaching kits
for teachers. Funding is part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program.
According to Dr.
James Conely, Title II staff assistant for the Alabama Commission on
Higher Education, "These grants support partnerships between universities
and high-need school districts, with some projects also including partnerships
with non-profit agencies and businesses, to provide long-term, statewide
improvement of teaching for Alabama public and private school teachers.
A major objective is to achieve high state content and student performance
standards, with emphasis on serving high need local school districts.
In these projects, K-12 teachers receive individual hands-on training
in the most current technology and proven learning strategies. Expenses
for administering these projects and for providing project materials
are covered by the ACHE NCLB Program along with support from the host
institutions, private corporations, and government agencies."
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