Power of Water Institute II

The UALR STEM Education Center in collaboration with Central Arkansas Water are excited to host the 2nd Annual Power of Water Institute for fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teachers, June 11th – June 15th, 2018. The goals of the Power of Water are to increase teachers’ ability to plan effective instruction for students to learn (1) the relationship between water as a resource and human activity, (2) the impact of watershed management (protection) on water quality, (3) the engineering of systems to meet human needs for water, and (4) the importance of the water treatment process.

Teachers will spend two and half days at Central Arkansas Water facilities, including the Lake Maumelle watershed and the CAW Water Treatment Plant. The remainder of the week will be spent at UA Little Rock and will including field work in Coleman Creek, integration of Web 2.0 tools, modeling activities, and lesson plan development. Class times are roughly 8:30-3:30 daily for the week.

In Fall 2018, teachers will have the opportunity to participate in two follow-up sessions to further collaborate on project-based learning and 3-dimensional learning aligned to the Arkansas Science Standards. Teachers also will be supported to present at local and state-wide education conferences. In addition, teachers will receive long-term classroom support from the UA Little Rock STEM Education science and math specialists.

Teachers will earn up to $500 for the week (based on attendance/hours completed) plus up to $150 for the follow-up sessions. In addition, teachers will receive $150 allowance for instructional materials and equipment. In total ~ teachers will receive $800 in stipend and materials.

Teachers also will earn up to 30 ADE-approved professional development hours and up to 12 hours for the follow-up sessions. Registration is limited to 15 teachers and the registration fee is $50. 

Sorry ~ we are full! If you’d like to be on a wait list, please email Kent Layton at kxlayton@ualr.edu.