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Second class of teacher LEADERS to be announced

The second cohort of area teachers to participate in a federally funded research program to improve science education in alternative energy and the environment will be announced this week.

The LEADERS program, which stands for Leadership for Educators: Academy for Driving Economic Revitalization in Science, is funded by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve K-12 science education with hands-on or Project-Based Science.

The dozen teachers from Toledo Public Schools and school districts in Monroe County, Michigan, will be announced at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at an event outside the dean’s office of the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service on the third floor of Gillham Hall.

The teachers will begin taking UT courses in physics, chemistry, environmental science, engineering and education June 11.

Upon returning to their districts, the participants will be teacher leaders who work with their colleagues so the whole district benefits.
 
The participants will take three summers of courses through the program and upon completion receive master’s degrees.

A first cohort of teachers from Toledo Public School and the Catholic Diocese of Toledo began their training in 2010.