JLab Science Activities for Teachers

JLab Science Activities for Teachers (JSAT)
Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA
September 2018 - May 2019

ATTENTION ALL 5th, 6th AND 8th GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS!
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

What is JSAT?

JSAT is an after school program for 5th, 6th and 8th grade science teachers designed to build teachers' skills in the physical sciences, funded by the Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Fund.

What will I do in JSAT?

The 2018 - 2019 program will include interactive activities to enhance physical science instruction at the middle school level and lectures by Jefferson Lab staff on the applications of science. And, yes, teachers WILL receive class sets of some activities!

2018 - 2019 topics will include matter, energy transfer, force and motion, magnetism and electricity, atomic structure, waves and sound, simple machines, watershed and optics.

Where does JSAT take place?

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virginia. [Google Maps]

When does JSAT take place?

Specific dates are listed below. Each session takes place between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

5th Grade Teachers

September 20

October 4

October 18

October 25

November 1

November 29

December 6

December 13

January 10

January 24

February 21

February 28

March 7

March 21

April 10

May 2

6th Grade Teachers

September 18

October 2

October 16

October 23

November 13

November 27

December 17

January 8

January 22

February 5

February 19

March 12

March 19

April 10

April 16

May 7

8th Grade Teachers

September 26

October 10

October 24

November 7

November 14

November 28

December 5

January 9

January 23

February 6

February 20

March 6

March 20

April 10

May 1

May 8

Why should I attend JSAT?

All JSAT components address the National Science Education Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

All teachers who attend at least 80% of the program hours will receive a stipend of $100 at the end of the school year.

All teachers are eligible to receive up to 48 recertification points during the 2018 - 2019 JSAT program.

Eligibility

This program is open to middle school teachers employed full time in public, private, or parochial schools and whose major teaching assignment includes science. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status is required.

Please be aware of the time commitment. Missing more than 20% of the program hours will result in the forfeiture of your program eligibility.

How do I apply to JSAT?

Application forms can be downloaded or requested via email. Completed applications are due September 7th, 2018.

What other program information is available?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

5th Grade JSAT: Carol McKisson - (757) 269-7560 [carolm@jlab.org]

6th Grade JSAT: Rhonda Bell - (757) 269-7633 [rbell@jlab.org]

8th Grade JSAT: Lisa Surles-Law - (757) 269-5002 [surles@jlab.org]

This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund, an annual commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies, to support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, and promote the science, education and technology missions of Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab user community.