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THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!!
For Resources from this years workshop see "2019" link to the right.  

Next workshop mid-March 2020!

Our annual science teacher workshop will be held on Friday March 15th, 2019 from 8:30am-2:30pm.  This event will be of interest for science teachers of all disciplines.  The morning activities will feature curriculum presentations and activities led by MRL RET teacher-interns along with other explorations of resources and materials in STEM education.  

2019 Workshop Agenda

2019 workshop flyer

2019 workshop application

Please consider applying to our summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program!

The workshop is being held in the MRL Building on the UCSB Campus.  Plan on parking in Parking Lot 10, located nearest the Hwy 217 campus entrance.  A Campus map may be found on the UCSB website, http://www.aw.id.ucsb.edu/maps/images/aw_pdfs/Campus_IV.pdf.

When you reach Parking Lot 10, proceed to the top level.  An attendant will be there between 7:30 am and 9:30 am to give you a permit.  The permit must be displayed on the driver side windshield.  You will be ticketed without a permit.

Take the stairs or elevator on lot side “A” to the street level.  As you exit the parking lot walk to the south, between the Kohn Hall building and the Engineering II building, toward the MRL Building, 2nd floor.

Please plan to arrive for registration, a continental breakfast/coffee and to chat with your fellow colleagues between 8:00 and 8:30am.  We will introduce the days sessions at 8:30am in MRL room # 2053. 

Teacher Presenters for the 2019 Workshop: 

Sue Squires - 7th Grade General Science - "A Day at the Beach: A Glimpse into the Future"

Mark Larsen - 8th Grade General Science - "Fun in the Sun"

Alena Kahn- High School Physics - "Engaging all students in the Science and Engineering Practices: Authentic Science in the Classroom"

Kate Standerfer - High School Biology - "Exploring Protein Mutations through the Lens of Sickle Cell Anemia"

We are excited to announce that our afternoon speakers include Chris Bates of the UCSB Materials Dept. with a presentation titled "Plastic Confections".  Prof. Bates’s research sits at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, and physics, encompassing a variety of synthetic and physical experimental techniques to design, create, and probe the structure and properties of soft matter. 

Other speakers and activities TBA!  Please check back later for a more detailed agenda and for details on parking and other logistics! 

*FOR WORKSHOP MATERIAL FROM PAST YEARS EVENTS PLEASE SEE THE LINKS TO THE RIGHT*