NETL strives to “educate the educator” by providing workshops and seminars for K–12 teachers. These hands-on events are held throughout the year, with each one providing different materials and activities for teachers to use in their classrooms.
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All events listed are held at the NETL Pittsburgh site. NETL workshops are for U.S. citizens only. The events below are tentatively schedule and may change due to restriction brought about COVID-19.
Triple E (Energy, Environment, and Economics) Seminar
November TBD, 2021
The 2020 Triple E Seminar was unable to be scheduled at NETL this fall due to restriction brought about COVID-19. We look forward to offering this workshop in the fall of 2021.
This 2-day workshop is offered to elementary and middle school teachers in partnership with the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. Teachers who attend acquire hands-on, classroom-friendly activities to take back to their classrooms. Pennsylvania teachers receive professional education hours (Act 48). There is no fee to attend.
Light, Color, and Spectroscopy for Kids Workshop
April 8, 2021 (Tentatively)
At this full-day workshop, elementary and middle school teachers explore a wide variety of activities to assist their students in understanding important concepts about light and color. Teachers receive most of the materials needed to perform these activities in their own classrooms, and Pennsylvania teachers receive 5 professional education hours (Act 48). The workshop is sponsored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.
Computer Software Workshop for High School Chemistry and Physics Teachers
April 15, 2021 (Tentatively)
High school chemistry and physics teachers are tutored on data manipulation software, physics laboratory software and simulation, and classroom programs at this full-day, computer-based workshop. All of the software is up-to-date, user-friendly, and well adapted for the science classroom, science laboratory, or homework assignments. Teachers are provided copies of the software to take back to their classrooms and students, and Pennsylvania teachers receive 5 professional education hours (Act 48). The workshop is sponsored by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.