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 Prince Georges County area were Darwin Mendevil of Bowie High School, Manuela Pagunsan of Oxon Hill Middle School, Evangeline Sy of Friendly High School, Emma Tigas of Bladensburg High School and Hannah Jardine of Parkdale 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.