Teacher Research Training (TRT) Program

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Teacher Research Training (TRT) Program

Inspired Learning through Scientific Inquiry

Research experience programs are effective ways for teachers to enhance their own skills and training in STEM fields. By conducting research in authentic team settings teachers gain understanding on modern culture and practice within academic research, and themselves are positioned to prepare their students with research as a pedagogical tool to enhance learning and outcomes. Through these programs, we support teachers to bring research to their middle and high school students. In addition to conducting research, teachers join a Professional Learning Community of STEM educators in the program with mentorship and support from the UNH Leitzel Center during the Summer and the following Academic Year. Regular meetings (in-person and via ZOOM) provide support and guidance on the road toward enriching their own curriculum through engineering research.

NH biomade teacher Research Training (TRT)

The University of New Hampshire’s Leitzel Center collaborates with its engineering partners throughout NH to offer authentic research experiences for teachers. The goal of this research programs is to provide teachers with real opportunity to gain authentic experience within the modern culture and practice of engineering research. This is a great way to enhance your own teaching mission by supporting students in research.

For these programs, participating teachers are placed in engineering labs at UNH, Dartmouth, or Keene State College, where they receive research training on real National Science Foundation support research projects. Skills include using analytical instruments, designing materials testing, analyzing data, and reporting findings. Teachers are additionally supported to transfer aspects of their research training into their own classroom instruction. Monetary stipend ($750/wk) and options for provided (dormitory) room and board are available.