Secondary teachers attend Science in Motion professional development program at Elizabethtown College
2011 Jul 5June 22-23, 2011 on Elizabethtown College campus--Two full days of hands-on, standards-based labs and instruction were presented to local secondary school teachers by fellow Science in Motion (SIM) teachers and SIM staff. The professional development sessions were run by Theresa Swenson (Elizabethtown High School), Chris Eurich (Elizabethtown High School), Creg Drake (Muhlenberg Middle School), Joy Richard (SIM Mobile Educator) and Wendy K. Martin (SIM Director). Topics covered through hands-on labs: Lab Safety, Proper Equipment Usage, DNA Fingerprinting, The Effects of Drugs on Daphnia, Microscopy, Restriction Enzyme Analysis, Vernier Labquests and probes in the Science Classroom. Twenty secondary teachers attended from Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks and Schuylkill Counties. The Elizabethtown College Science in Motion (EC-SIM) program delivers high-tech science equipment to secondary schools, offers the services of a Mobile Educator, provides a staffed preparation center and organizes various professional development programs for teachers. The EC-SIM program provides these services to public and private schools in Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks and Schuylkill Counties. For additional information about the EC-SIM program, please contact Wendy K. Martin, Director, at 717-361-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.