Program Structure
  Teachers entering the program begin, not surprisingly, at Level I. This involves:
   
 
Attending 12 days of training in-services and workshops (2 in-service days during the school year, 10 days of workshop training during the summer)
Using Science in Motion labs and equipment in the classroom at least 5 times per year (3 times if teaching the course only one semester)
   
  Once a teacher has completed Level I, he or she is classified as a Level II teacher. At Level II, teachers are expected to:
   
 
Attend another 12 days of training in-services and workshops (2 in-service days during the school year and 10 days of summer training workshops).  Note that the 10 days of summer training may not be offered in the same summer (i.e., it might take two summers to get the full 10 days)
Use Science in Motion equipment in the classroom at least 5 times per year (3 times if teaching the course only one semester)
   
  Upon attaining Level III, teachers are expected to:
   
 
Attend 5 days per year of training in-services and workshops
Use Science in Motion equipment in the classroom at least 5 times per year (3 times if teaching the course only one semester)
   
   
  Return on a Teacher’s Investment
  Teachers participating in the Science in Motion program gain a number of tangible benefits, including:
   
 
Paid substitutes for in-service meetings scheduled on school days (you still have to find your sub, but Science in Motion will reimburse your school for the cost)
Reimbursement for mileage from home to the USA campus and back (at the prevailing state mileage rate)
Breakfast and lunch are provided on in-service / workshop days
$50 per day stipend for summer workshop training days (you must attend the full day to get the stipend)
Access to the online version of the Journal of Chemical Education
   
  Some teachers consider the intangible benefits at least as important as the tangible ones. They like the idea of having a chance to meet with their counterparts from other schools in other areas. They enjoy the opportunity to exchange ideas and information (and even a few “war stories”) with people they consider not just colleagues and counterparts, but friends, as well. There’s a strong sense of camaraderie among Science in Motion teachers, and knowing there are other people out there “in the same boat” can be very important.
   
   
  Making Contact
  Getting started in Science in Motion is easy. The best ways to make initial contact are via E-mail or by phone; the contact numbers are (251) 460-7421 or (251) 709-1245. C’mon and join us – we’d love to have you in the program!
   
 
University of South Alabama- Mobile, AL 36688-0002 / (251) 460-7421
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Last date changed: January 21, 2009 8:05 AM
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