Parents, students, teachers, professors, college and public school administrators looking for effective and innovative ways to teach science are invited to register for the National Science Foundation Micro-Spiral Method Workshop. The event will be held May 9-10 at Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Lawson Center, 1800 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee.
The two-day workshop is designed to introduce those interested in science education to the Micro-Spiral Method of teaching biology, chemistry, physics and other sciences. Studies have shown that the method has dramatically improved the science test scores of minority and underserved students, said workshop organizer Edith G. Davis, Ed.D, science education professor in the FAMU College of Education, recipient of two NSF grants and author of “How We Really Learn the Micro-Spiral Method.”
“The workshop is for all stakeholders, everyone who is interested in science – teachers, parents, homeschoolers, administrators,” said Davis, who employs her method when instructing FAMU DRS students and college students who plan to teach science. She hopes to see as many as 500 people at the workshop. There are several $500 stipends available for science teachers to attend the event, she added.
There is no registration fee and registration is open until the day of the event. However, those who register by April 22 will receive a Micro-Spiral Method kit. To register, click HERE.