University of Rochester

A Chance for Teachers to Research District Needs

May 23, 2001

Area teachers who want to research an educational topic with the guidance of mentors at the University of Rochester are invited to apply for this year's Teacher as Scholar program.

The two-week program, sponsored by the Office of Professional Development in the University's Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, gives a small group of educators the chance to pursue individual research projects for the benefit of their school districts. University staff members provide orientation about research methods and library tools to explore the selected topics.

The program will be offered from July 23 to Aug. 3 in Rush Rhees Library on the University's River Campus. Applications are due by June 8. The cost is $425.

In addition to time for independent study, teachers can share the progress of their work in group sessions and individual conferences. Some previous topics included curriculum development in interdisciplinary studies, teacher evaluation strategies, current research on dyslexia, and language deficits and learning styles.

For applications, call the Office of Professional Development at (585) 275-7833 or (585) 275-8270.