STEMTEC Summer Institute Announcement


Student-Active College Teaching in Math and Science


July 16-20, 2000

UMass Amherst


Funded by

The National Science Foundation


The Institute will model a range of approaches for student-active, collaborative learning, including informal and formal group work, problem and project based learning, alternatives to traditional tests, and ongoing student feedback in courses. The course reform is aimed at all students and especially at potential K12 teachers because many people “teach as they were taught.”


Qualifications: Applications will be accepted from teams of faculty who teach science, math, or education to by prospective teachers (and possibly other students) with an interest and/or expertise in student active learning. Teams should normally have 4 college faculty, including at least one from education, plus a K12 teacher experienced in student-active learning. The teams will work together improving science and math preparation on their campuses.


Benefits: Participation in summer residential institute at UMass, Amherst (July 16-20, 2000) plus 1-2 academic year meetings. $1000 stipend plus meals and lodging for the Institute.


To apply: Contact your campus coordinator:



Deadline: Team applications should be received at STEMTEC by May 1.


More information: Contact Marie Silver, STEMTEC, Lederle Grad Towers, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01003. 413-545-1908,


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