Area schoolteachers who want to research a topic of interest under the guidance of university mentors are invited to apply for this year's "Teacher as Scholar" program, sponsored by the Office of Professional Development in the University of Rochester's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Open to a limited number of participants, the program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, July 21 to Aug. 1, in Rush Rhees Library on the River Campus.
Participants will receive orientation to a wide array of high-and low-tech library tools and methods available for research. In addition to time for independent study, participants can share the progress of their work in group sessions and individual conferences. Results of the research by participating teachers will be disseminated for use in their school districts.
The cost of the program is $295. An application and two letters of recommendation are due May 23. For more information, call the Office of Professional Development at (585) 275-7833.