Emory & Henry College is set to host the Southwest Virginia Science Teachers Academy July 12 through 24 during the group’s 2010 summer institute.
E&H professor Jim Warden will be instructing the physical science course and education professor Doug Arnold will be coordinating the institute’s activities through the William N. Neff Center for Teacher Education.
Emory & Henry College, in collaboration with sixteen school divisions in the Virginia Superintendent’s
Region Seven, as well as American Electric Power Company-Clinch River Plant and the Southwest Virginia Public Education Foundation, Inc., will provide coursework for the Academy funded by a grant from the Math and Science Partnership of the United States Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Education.
The Academy will offer professional development to a cohort of 32 k-5 classroom teachers served by the Southwest Virginia Public Education Foundation. Emory & Henry College’s science department will lead the science courses as well as address pedagogical and assessment issues during each of the two sessions.