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Calling all high school science teachers!

By October 20, 2009June 14th, 201610 Comments

Want to learn how to incorporate nanotechnology into your existing curriculum? Want to spend two weeks in gorgeous Colorado in the summer? Better yet, want to get paid to do all of this?

NanoTeach is recruiting teachers for a year-long, nationwide pilot test starting in the summer of 2010. Through lessons and experiences that model the three-part Designing Effective Science Instruction (DESI) instructional framework, participants will investigate dynamic nanoscience and technology content (NS&T) content while learning about instructional strategies that support effective science teaching.

Specifically, we are looking for thirty high school science teachers who teach physical science concepts and are looking for ways to energize their teaching with strategies to integrate cutting-edge nanoscience and technology, real-world application, and professional connections that foster meaningful and dynamic teaching and learning.

Participants will receive a $3000 stipend and paid travel and lodging to Denver, Colorado.

Please visit for more information.

Elizabeth Hubbell is a Lead Consultant in the Curriculum and Instruction department at McREL.

McREL is a non-profit, non-partisan education research and development organization that since 1966 has turned knowledge about what works in education into practical, effective guidance and training for teachers and education leaders across the U.S. and around the world.


  • Tara Savolt says:

    Can middle school science teachers apply? I teach an accelerated 8th grade physical science class.

  • Hi Tara,
    I apologize for the confusion. For the purpose of staying within the boundaries of the study, we are only taking high school teachers for now. However, after the pilot, we may expand to other grades.
    I will change the title of the blog post to avoid further confusion. Again, my apologies.

  • Jerry says:

    First time blogger testing the system today.

  • Annie Fletcher says:

    Utah state university has been working on a middle school high school pilot for the past 5 years. They have some great resources that you should check out.

  • Andy says:

    Is this for physical science or chemistry and physics? I teach both levels, but would like to know at what level this content is being taught.

  • Elizabeth Hubbell says:

    The level being targeted is high school science. The program helps you to integrate nanotechnology into your current curricula, whether it’s physics, physical science, chemistry, or biology.

  • Neil Champion says:

    Wouldn’t it be good if updating ALL science teachers in new technology and advanced science was valued enough to be (a) funded and (b) part of regular PD programs (c) seen as important as generic skills training provided to all (d) built in weekly teaching load requirements (i.e. dedicated block time as part of what you do every week)

  • Adam Taylor says:

    Hi Elizabeth
    I’m currently attending a work shop with Matt Kuhn in Melbourne (Mel-Bawwwn) Australia and like the sound of your study. Have you any materials useful for high school students available as a result? Is it still running? Do you want to fly me over?

  • Melissa Travers says:

    2011 was the first time l’d come across nanotechnoly and my 14yr old daughter came home from school asking for assistance.I wasn’t much help and would be interested to see how it is integrated into middle school science effectively

  • John Olson says:

    I’m glad to see that the nanotechnology program is continuing. Students are very interested in new developments in science and technology.

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