The Center for Chemistry Education is offering the popular Fighting with Foods teacher professional development course with a brand new kind of schedule! During the 2014–15 academic year, teachers can complete the course by attending Saturday sessions at the Miami University Middletown campus on September 20, October 18, November 8, February 28, March 14, and April 25. (A full day of instruction will be scheduled from 8:30am – 4:30 pm on each date, and attendance at all sessions is required.) Participants receive 3 hours of graduate credit in chemistry and a $200 stipend. The only cost is a $50 application fee.
Entering its fourth year, the Fighting with Foods project focuses on current biomedical research in nutrition and toxicology that shows how certain foods (we’re calling these fighting foods!) actually combat the health impacts of environmental toxins like PCBs, lead, and mercury.
A recent course participant wrote, “Students ask, how does this science class relate to my life? The Fighting with Food materials provided concrete examples of how chemistry relates to every day life.”
The PDF file downloable here has more details about the course. Teachers can apply at http://www.ccemu.org/courses/fwf-application-form/.