The National Science Foundation funded Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) courses and programs connect STEM content to local, national, and global challenges. Students, teachers, and faculty report that the SENCER approach makes science more accessible, real, and relevant. The program for the Institute will include all-Institute plenary sessions, workshops on effective pedagogies, examples of successful campus and community applications, and opportunities to meet formal and informal educators, administrators, students, and others from across the country interested in contributing to a civically engaged society and the improvement of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
UNC Asheville has made special provisions for local Western North Carolina teachers to attend a one-day workshop on August 1, 2014 to enjoy networking opportunities with colleagues from across the country at a private reception, poster presentations, and collaborate on innovative ways to adapt SENCER learning into curriculum. UNC Asheville faculty and others from across the country, educators, and students will be available as resources to assist in making suggestions about the integration of SENCER into curriculum development. More information about the SENCER approach may be found at sencer.net. Lunch is included in this full-day workshop as is participation in a networking reception where teachers will meet colleagues from across the nation who are effectively utilizing the SENCER model.
August 1, 2014 Itinerary
8:00AM – 5:00PM
- Plenary Address by SENCER Faculty and Students from the U.S. Military Academy
- Concurrent Sessions
- Workshop Sessions
- Complimentary Lunch
- Team and Group Consultations
- Poster Presentations
Networking Reception 5:00PM – 6:00PM
The first 15 applicants will have their $100.00 registration fee covered by the SENCER Center for Innovation South. This local-only option is available at https://ncsce.wildapricot.org/NCSCEEvents. Select the “SSI 2014 Local Primary/Secondary Educator – Friday-only” registration option, when prompted. That registration, which must be submitted by June 15, requires a code: SENCER14LocalEducator.
For more information, please contact Susan Reiser.