CURENT helps with Teacher Professional Development

On Tuesday, November 8th, Erin Wills demonstrated electricity activities at the ‘Science Playground’ as a part of Knox County Schools District-Learning Day for teachers (organized by stemspark).  Mr. Wills demonstrated how to use home-made circuit kits in the classroom and discussed the summer research opportunities at CURENT for teachers.  About 15 teachers stopped by the booth.

On Saturday, October 22nd, Erin Wills attended the Big Orange STEM Saturday (BOSS) at the University of Tennessee.  This event provided K-12 teachers and other outreach organizations to meet with University of Tennessee organizations to discuss the transition of high school students to the university and to demonstrate education  resources used at the university that  could be transferred to the K-12 classroom.  Mr. Wills had discussions about resources at CURENT  with about 10 teachers and 3 outreach organizations.