Commentary: Laboratory Science Teacher Professional Developmentby: Todd Clark

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In 2004, the U.S. Secretary of Energy announced a new science education initiative to reinvigorate the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) involvement in K-12 science education. Part of this new initiative is a revitalized professional development program for educators, called the Laboratory Science Teacher Professional Development (LSTPD) program. The Office of Science at the DOE designed the LSTPD program with teacher input and by using current research and standards for the best practices of teacher professional development. The program's objective is to help teachers become ambassadors for the science community to students and their parents, agents for positive change in science education, and the inspiration for the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, and mathematicians that support scientific research for the DOE and the United States.

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Publication Date
7/1/2006

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Reviews (4)
  • on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:14 PM

This article was very helpful with summer PD opportunities. This PD could enhance & refresh our laboratory skills.

Nikki T
Nikki T

  • on Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:12 PM

This article was very helpful with summer PD opportunities. This PD could enhance & refresh our laboratory skills.

Nikki T
Nikki T

  • on Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:43 PM

This commentary is very interesting to me. Twenty years ago I was a DOE Track teacher. This meant that I had the opportunity to work with scientist doing real science for eight weeks in the summer. It was quite an experience. This commentary talks about a newer program called Laboratory Science Teacher Professional De¬velopment (LSTPD) program. The program’s objective is to help teachers become ambassadors for the science com¬munity to students and their parents, agents for positive change in science education, and the inspiration for the next generation of scientists, engineers, technicians, and mathematicians that support scientific research for the DOE and the United States. This commentary makes teachers aware that real scientists are reaching out to science teachers.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 PM

Although the article is old. The opportunity is still available. I was able to get a current web link for anyone who is interested in participating in 2011 http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/Einstein/dates.html

LeRoy Attles
LeRoy Attles


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