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The National Institute for Computational Sciences

Educator Opportunities

Educator Opportunities
     

Upcoming Events


    • Computational Thinking for Educators.

      Apply soon for the NICS 2013 Computational Thinking for Educators. This latest in our series of educator workshops will include tools and ideas that you can use in your STEM classroom without crowding out your packed curriculum. Middle and high school teachers, community college and college faculty are eligible to apply. The registration is free. Contact Jim Ferguson (jwf@utk.edu) if you wish to be informed when this registration becomes available.

      June 11–14, 2013

      ORAU

      Oak Ridge, TN

    • Computational Biology for Educators

      This class, planned in conjunction with the Shodor Foundation, will bring together many of the principles of the computational thinking workshops and cast them into the realm of the biology classroom. Contact Jim Ferguson (jwf@utk.edu ) if you wish to be informed when this registration becomes available.

      Dates TBD

      ORAU

      Oak Ridge, TN

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NICS/ORAU Educator Workshop Series


NICS and JICS have teamed with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to put on a series of workshops for Educators to encourage computational thinking in science and math classrooms at the middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels. This is not a new curriculum to teach, but tools to use with current curricula to highlight computational aspects to stand with theoretical and experimental science. Twenty teachers from a four state area participated in the first 3-day workshop in June 2010, with twenty-one more teachers participating in the second workshop one year later. The 2012 workshop will again be held in June, once more hosted at the ORAU facility in Oak Ridge, TN, and featuring instructors from NICS, UT Knoxville, and other institutions.

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Past Events


NICS keeps the archive of past educator opportunities events, which may contain internal, as well as external links. Archives may contain video (Windows Media-capable viewer necessary) and PowerPoint or PDF slides from presentations.

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