Local Workshops and Recruitment of
Teacher-Participants. Each lead team for Operation
Primary Physical Science will conduct local workshops for
at least 20 teachers for 120 hours in 1998, and 20
teachers for 120 hours in 1999. Lead teams are fully
responsible for recruiting participants at the local
The content and materials of the local workhops are
prescribed to be the same as the contents and materials
of the lead teams' own training workshops. However, lead
teams have been given a lot of flexibility in arranging
the timing and packaging of local workshops. Some have
planned an initial three-week summer program with some
follow-up, while others have planned courses that will
take place through the fall and winter. All teams are
expected to provide ongoing follow-up through onsite
visits, video conferencing, and other methods they might
Financial Arrangements and Academic Credit.
Each lead team is provided with seed money for the
teacher-training phase, which is administered by the
college or university to which the team is attached. The
amount provided for each team is $16,000 per year. It is
estimated that at least this much will need to be raised
in addition to support the local training. Teams and
school districts are expected to arrange for that funding
on their own.
Potential sources of additional funding include
Eisenhower Funds, from the U.S. Department of Education,
local school districts budgets, and other local sources.
Some grant applications are being written cooperatively
by lead teams.
Stipends for teachers and other financial as well as
academic credit arrangements for teachers are also
arranged by the lead teams and local colleges and