CERL plans workshop for science, math teachers

CHAMPAIGN — The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory will host a training workshop August 1-3 for local teachers who will receive instruction for using Material World Modules in the STEM program.

The workshop, funded by the National Defense Education Program, is free for participants, who will also earn 24 Continuing Professional Development Units from the Illinois Board of Education. Attendees will also receive a monetary stipend.

Science and mathematics teachers for seventh through 10th grades are eligible to participate. The program's goal is to teach the teachers to use the educational kits to help make math and science interesting and fun for their students.

Classes will be led by the National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education with assistance from CERL's researchers.

The center evolved from a 2006 state of the union address by President George W. Bush that encouraged American innovation and a strengthened ability to compete in the global economy.

The deadline to register for the workshop is July 27. For more information, please contact John Mudrick at CERL by calling 373-4570 or john.d.mudrick@usace.army.mil.

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