The week was exactly what all professional development should be like: meaningful, fun, and usable.
It was as if I'd died and gone to heaven, to be immersed in the learning and modern engineering application relative to harnessing natural phenomena. Now I get to come to school and do it with the students.
Reaffirms what I know I want to do for the rest of my professional life.
Best science workshop that actually shows you how to use and explore hands on materials that I ever been to.
This week’s institute was an amazing experience, and I truly learned more than I expected. I cannot wait to get into the classroom and use all of the knowledge and activities I learned throughout the institute.
The 2013 Simmons Summer Institute was just the PD I needed to organize a unit on energy transformation which had previously been more of a "throw in" between bigger topics. I now have materials and activities which I know will engage my students and energize my teaching!!!