Baltimore City Science Teachers Attend Workshop at Frostburg State University
FROSTBURG, MD (07/20/2012)(readMedia)-- Thirty science teachers from across Maryland converged on FSU this summer for the Improving Teaching Quality Through Training Opportunities in Physics and Physical Science (ITQ/TOPPS) workshop. TOPPS is a residential program designed to enliven the teaching of physics and physical science at teachers' home schools.
Attending from the Baltimore City area were Ruby Agbuya and Ibrahim Lotfy of Baltimore Antioch Diploma Plus High School, Era Dawn Guiloreza of Friendship Academy of Science and Technology, Leonila Tacderan and Dennis Barles of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Ligaya Diculen of Western High School, Cecilia Carpo of William C. March Middle School, Xiaofang Li of Westport Academy, Sara Abagat and Leodegario Ras of Forest Park High School, Lovely Rose Fantilanan of Digital Harbor High School, Kevin Swearinger of Violetville Elementary/Middle School, Willy Herrera of Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, Teresa Jacoby of Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, Ma Vilma Ramos of Southside Academy and Jonathan Guevarra of Baltimore Talent Development High School.
Middle and high school teachers participate in the program to upgrade their content knowledge, integrate technology into their lessons and develop their teaching strategies and practices. The workshop emphasizes teaching methods and scientific content. The content area this year was kinematics, sometimes called the geometry of motion.
The workshop was funded through the Maryland Higher Education Commission.