Looking for some professional development that is "out of the ordinary"? Are your students curious about the strange world of quantum phenomena and the possibilities it holds? The National Science Foundation is funding teacher workshops and student camps where STEM is truly integrated! Chemistry, physics, astronomy, computer science, technology, engineering, and math have quantum as the common denominator. Quantum ideas are behind everyday technologies like lasers, medical equipment, and cell phones.
Quantum for All will support high school teachers who want to embed quantum concepts, that do NOT rely on advanced mathematics, in their curriculum. By providing mentors, equipment, and opportunities to "practice" what they have learned with other peers, our project is built to develop confidence and expand knowledge of quantum information science principles.
Workshops were virtual in the summer of 2021, but will be Face-to-face in 2022 at each of the 4 main sites (Utah, Pennsylvania, North Central Texas, and South Texas). Each site will have Instructional Leaders (ILs), content, and pedagogy experts in teaching the 2022 face-to-face teacher workshops and student camps.
Educators completing the 2021 and 2022 workshops will be eligible to host a student camp in their own district in the summer of 2023.
Any full time physics, chemistry, or STEM high school teacher may apply to attend the teacher workshops. However, at this time we have closed applications for the summer of 2021. If you are interested in joining us for the summer 2022 workshops, please add your contact information to our contact list. NOTE: anyone joining us after this summer will be required to make up the lessons from this summer since they are the basis for the 2022 lessons.