The SD EPSCoR EDUCATOR ACADEMY is a no-cost one (1) day hands-on workshop designed to provide teachers the knowledge, skills, and resources to assist students in the development of hypothesis-driven research projects for participation in one of four (4) South Dakota regional science fairs.
Through the ACADEMY, teachers will actively participate in the process of developing a research project, gain deeper understanding of implementing the scientific method, and develop resources to assist students in designing award-winning research projects.
All ACADEMY participants will receive a USB thumb drive containing all the information presented at the ACADEMY including a step-by-step guide to help students in developing research projects. Two classroom resource guides developed by teachers who have over 15 years’ experience with students consistently winning major awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair will be included. In addition, information regarding how teachers can win more than $9,000 in awards provided annually by SD EPSCoR at each of the South Dakota’s four (4) regional fairs to strengthen their classroom laboratories will be outlined.