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Summer Position Announcement: CBP Website Education Evaluator

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office, which is overseen by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, seeks a Website Education Evaluator. This is a part-time, summer 2013 position which is likely best suited to a middle or high school teacher/educator. The primary product will be a needs assessment of the CBP Website that will improve our abilities to reach teachers and students. Deadline to apply is May 2, 2013. For more:

Margaret M.G. Enloe

Communications Director, Chesapeake Bay Program

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

410.267.5740 ~ cell: 443.786.1210


Crime Scenes in the Classroom: Forensic Science Workshop for Teachers- Deadline Extended to April 25

The University of Maryland in College Park is excited to announce a special summer workshop for teachers in forensic science! This is a truly unique experience for teachers to learn from experts in the field and get hands-on laboratory training at the University’s own Crime Lab. Teachers can earn 2 CPD units from MSDE, and they will also get a lot of freebies, like books and lab materials!

Applications are due April 25.

June 25 – 28, 2013 (with a follow up day in November 2013)

Registration is open – applications are due April 25. Find out more at:

This unique workshop will provide 30 hours of in-person instruction in forensic science for middle and high school science teachers. Teachers will receive instruction by forensic science practitioners and participate in hands-on activities in the University's Crime Laboratory.

Throughout the experience, teachers will:

  • Examine forensic evidence in the lab and learn how to prepare similar lab exercises for their own classrooms.

  • Explore the principles of evidence collection, crime scene processing, fingerprints, firearms and tool marks, and questioned documents examination.

  • Discuss real criminal cases.

  • Meet with representatives of leading textbook publishers and forensic sciences vendors in the field and the University of Maryland’s Crime Lab

Information and registration is available at 

Cost: $300 for 5 days + non-refundable $50 application fee, materials included.

Available for 2 CPD units through MSDE

Cheryl L. G. MacLean, Seminars for Teachers, Professional Development Outreach Programs
College of Education 0210 Benjamin Bldg.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 301-405-7505; fax 301-314-2620

AAAS Science Summer Camp – Teachers Needed

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recruiting certified teachers who teach science in elementary or secondary schools to serve as teacher-consultants in the 2013 SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER program in Anne Arundel County libraries and other community-based sites in the Washington Metro Area. Read on for more information about Science in the Summer and also see

  • A summer program for children in grades 2-6 sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline and administered by AAAS.

  • Teacher-consultants will be paid $250 to teach a class of 15 students (2nd - 3rd graders or 4th-6th graders) for 60 minutes each day for 4 days.

  • The 2013 course in Anne Arundel County is Chemistry. A teaching manual will be provided and a training session held prior to the start of the program. Supplies will be provided to teachers by AAAS and the site hosting the program.
  • This is a pilot program in Anne Arundel County and if successful may expand to more locations in summer 2014. The Science in the Summer program started in 2012 in libraries and community organizations in DC, Baltimore City, and Alexandria.
  • The Science in the Summer program, funded by GlaxoSmithKline, has been offered in the greater Philadelphia area for 27 years, and is also offered in Pittsburgh and the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina.
  • For more information or to submit a resume and letter of interest, contact Betty Calinger, Project Director, AAAS, or 202-326-6629.

USNA STEM Educator Workshops

Two STEM workshops that will be hosted by the USNA to provide relevant and meaningful informal learning experiences for middle school and high school teachers. These workshops will allow teachers the opportunity to discover, explore, and test ideas and, most importantly, learn how science and technology impact real-world research and challenges. Two Sessions will be held, July 9-11 and July16-18. Topics will include Chemistry, Biology and Materials– phases and solidification, materials properties, photography, alternative energy, Physics and Engineering – fluids, simple machines, mechanics, design, controls, oceaneering, as well as Math – cryptography, logic, application of geometry, algebraic calculations, problem solving, 3D computer simulation module, data capture and analysis. Room and board provided.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Professor Angela Moran at 410-293-6534.