SC2003 Education Program Application Guidelines
Application deadline: May
Team Selections: June 30,
The following are requirements and general
understandings for submission of an application for participation
in the SC03 Education Program.
Each University, College and School District is required
to provide the following support for the educators chosen
to attend the SC03 Education Program.
- Provide participating educators with high-speed
access to the Internet at the college/school. All team members
should ensure that they have Internet access from home as
- Agree to provide one or more of the following,
to the extent possible, for members of the team: substitute
teacher pay for two days, portion of travel costs (airfare,
housing and/or meals) for the Phoenix meeting, reduced teaching
load to allow time for curriculum development, or other
tangible indication of support of team members.
- Provide participating educators with opportunities
during the school year, such as teacher professional development
days, seminars, workshops or meetings, to present to their
peers what they have learned through participation in the
Selected applications from educator teams
will be chosen from a national pool. Two types of teams are
- Multi-disciplinary team of undergraduate
faculty from universities, predominantly undergraduate institutions
(PUI's), minority serving institutions (MSI's), and community
colleges whose students are likely to be the next generation
of scientists and engineers, the next generation of K-12
teachers, or both. A team may be from two to six members.
-- OR --
- Multi-disciplinary team of undergraduate
faculty (as described above) AND K-12 teachers working together
to address teacher preparation programs to serve the next
generation of teachers. A team may be from two to six members,
with at least as many faculty members as there are teachers
on the team. Preference will be given to teams with at least
two faculty and two teachers as they will best be able to
support each other while working at their home institution.
Team members may be from the same institution
or from cooperating institutions, as needed to make up the
team of two to six members. If members are from different
institutions, there should be evidence of an existing partnership,
or clear plans for ensuring regular communications and working
sessions planned throughout the curriculum development effort.
Each team should have an inter-disciplinary mix of teaching
assignments ö such as science, mathematics, engineering,
and/or technology.Teams are encouraged to include an administrator
or technology coordinator to support the team upon their return
home, provided there are at least two instructors on the team.
Team Member Understandings
By submission of an application, each member of the
team understands that:
- All team members will attend the SC 2003
Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on November 15-18, 2003 and
a subsequent one-week regional summer workshop, at a location
to be determined.
- The team will develop a two-week course
module or unit utilizing computational science methods for
use in their classrooms.
- The team will work together, between the
SC 2003 Conference and the summer workshop, and longer as
needed, to complete curriculum modules.It is recommended
that team members from different institutions be in close
proximity to ensure frequent in-person working meetings
- The team will develop a plan for dissemination
of lessons learned within their home institution(s) and
provide professional development/mentoring to other educators
in their institution/region to improve computational science
skills among other educators.
- Modules that are developed and used in
the classrooms, will also become a permanent part of the
national repository managed by this project.
Letter of Commitment
As a part of their application, each team should
submit a letter on college/school stationery signed by each
participant and their administrator (e.g. Dean, Department
Chair, Principal or Superintendent) indicating that the team
agrees to the "Institutional Requirements" and the
"Team Member Understandings" specified above.
Included should be an indication of the commitment
of support of the team, to the extent possible, which may
include: substitute teacher pay for two days, portion of travel
costs (airfare, housing or meals) to Phoenix, reduced teaching
load to allow time for curriculum development, or other tangible
support of the team members.
Travel allowances will be provided to cover reasonable
costs for coach airfare (to the SC03 conference), ground transportation
(to the SC03 conference), lodging, meals, course instructional
materials, and substitute support (during the SC03 conference)
for K-12 teachers. Participants will be responsible for any
costs that exceed these allowances.
All hardware and software required during
the SC03 Education Program will be provided at no cost to
Your team is asked to select a name of your choosing
for the team. When each member of the team submits their application
form, please reference the same team name. Please have one
person complete a team form for the team, and have each member
of the team complete the form appropriate to their teaching
K-12 Teacher Application
-- OR --
Undergraduate Faculty Application
by May 26, 2003.
Team selections will be announced June 30,
2003 via e-mail to the team members and via posting on this
SC03 Education Program Committee
The National Computational Science Institute