Prince George's County Science Teachers Attend Workshop at Frostburg State University

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Prince George's County TOPPS attendees, from left, Evangeline Sy, Dario Varcarel, Manuela Pagunsan, Emma Tigas, Darwin Mendevil and Mildred Pates

FROSTBURG, MD (07/15/2013)(readMedia)-- Twenty-four 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 Prince George's County were Darwin Mendevil of Bowie High School, Manuela Pagunsan of Greenbelt Middle School, Mildred Pates of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Evangeline Sy of Friendly High School, Emma Tigas of Bladensburg High School and Dario Valcarcel of Potomac 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 electricity.

The workshop was funded through the Maryland Higher Education Commission.