Mass. Academy Hosts Summer Chemistry Workshop

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WORCESTER, Mass.--Forty middle and high school teachers from around the nation will come together at WPI from July 2 to July 6 for the Flinn Scientific Foundation Summer Chemistry Workshop. The Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science is hosting the workshop on the WPI campus. Eleven Flinn workshops are being held this summer; this is the only one in New England. Teachers will take part in one week of intensive study that focuses on enhancing their knowledge of using chemical demonstrations, participating in hands-on laboratory activities, and meeting National Education Science Standards for chemistry.

Workshop presenters will provide a wealth of teaching materials, laboratory activities, chemical demonstrations, teaching tips and classroom management styles that participants can immediately incorporate into their curriculum. All materials make reference to science standards and are provided in an easy-to-use manual. These workshops are also a forum for high school science teachers to come together to share their experiences, their knowledge, and the excitement of teaching chemistry.

"I am thrilled to bring this workshop to the Mass. Academy/WPI campus," says workshop coordinator Jacklyn Bonneau, a science teacher at the academy. "The chemistry experiences, the "make-and-take" materials, and the teacher-sharing sessions are wonderful additions to any science teacher's life and will have a serious impact on his or her classroom."