Search Results

Name Objective Target Audience
Conference - Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities Annually, the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities institute a national conference for P-12 professionals, family members, and other professionals in the special education field. This conference focuses on research findings and practitioner-focused practices for effectively serving P-12 students with autism, intellectual disability, and/or developmental disabilities. Teachers Details
Purdue QuarkNet Center QuarkNet is a National program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The QuarkNet Teacher Institute at Purdue is a week-long on-campus program that provides teachers with multiple opportunities to hear and interact with scientists engaged in research in high energy particle physics, cosmology, and practical application of high energy particle concepts. Teachers work together to develop instructional materials that can be incorporated into their teaching, thus engaging their students in aspects of physics often difficult to address in traditional curricula. Teachers Details
Physics & Astronomy on the Road The variety of programs with which Purdue Physics and Astronomy Outreach works directly with students and/or teachers in either classroom or other educational settings is encompassed under our off-campus "On the Road" programs. The goals of "Physics and Astronomy on the Road" are aimed at providing opportunities for students to experience and generate interest in science in ways not typically available to them and to foster understanding of fundamental scientific principles and concepts. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details
EXCITE - Teacher Education EXCITE is a five-day residential camp. Its goal is to provide students with experiences that will motivate, inspire, and encourage them to discover teaching as a career. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Center for Economic Education The Purdue Center for Economic Education offers both formal economics courses and non-credit programs for teachers, employee groups, and other adult audiences; develops new instructional materials and programs; conducts research on the economic literacy of students, teachers and the general public; and conducts formal evaluation studies of instructional materials and programs. Adult, Teachers Details
Teacher Education at Purdue Approximately 1030 P-12 teachers mentored Purdue teacher candidates in 90 school corporations located in 35 Indiana counties, 3 other states and 3 other countries for study abroad experiences. Adult, Teachers Details
Boiler Vet Camps Boiler Vet Camps hopes to broaden participation in the veterinary profession. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities. Programs offered focus on professional development for teachers, professional development for college students at Purdue University College of Education, programs and competitions for students, and on informational programs for the Purdue and Lafayette-area community. Teachers Details
Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Program Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses aims to develop, evaluate, and disseminate educational programs for K-12 students, parents, teachers and the public about the science involved in keeping people and their animals healthy. Parents, Teachers Details
Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) The Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) student group is designed to engage Purdue students in service-oriented work with K-12 students and teachers in Indiana. The Purdue students participate in the instruction and design of activities that encourage K-12 student participation in computing. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12, Teachers Details
Research Goes to School Research Goes to School (RGS) seeks to develop a model for taking grand challenge research at the highest levels and translating it into a form accessible to high school teachers and their students. RGS created a summer workshop for in-service (recruited) teachers and pre-service teachers (STEM Goes Rural and Noyce Scholars). Scientists share the work they are doing with teachers, while teachers develop units using the pedagogy of Problem-based Learning (PBL). Teachers Details
Milton is Missing: Forensics Science Milton is Missing is a standards-based forensics science activity where students investigate the disappearance of a summer camp mascot, Milton. Students work together to test an array of evidence to determine the most likely suspect. The teams participate in various processes like chromatography and blood typing. The Purdue Science Outreach Coordinators lead a final data analysis and explanation of processes. This activity is also popular as a parent-student science activity. Parents, Teachers Details
Block Party Project – Exploring, Playing and Learning with Blocks The Block Party program offered by Purdue Extension provides events that include free play with blocks of various types and sizes for families with children ages eight months to eight years of age. Blocks provide a rich, developmentally appropriate activity for young children, one that contributes to school readiness skills. Researchers have found that block play contributes to a child’s understanding and development of skills in math, science (especially physics), language, pre-reading, social/emotional (character development), early engineering, physical, movement, creativity, and problem-solving. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 1-2, Parents, Teachers Details
Summer Biology Experience Summer Biology Experience seeks to encourage high school students to study biology and consider a career in the Biological Sciences upon graduation. The program develops connections between the sciences through work in biology. Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Family Mathematics Night This activity provides our pre-service teachers taking mathematics and science methods with an opportunity to connect with parents and their children around mathematics (and more recently science as well). Families come to the event and pre-service teachers prepare activities to engage them around mathematics and science concepts for an hour one evening in the semester. Parents, Teachers Details
Rock Your World! The Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Rocks are an important natural resource, providing materials for building as well as supplying minerals for use in many different applications. K-12 students and teachers can investigate the rock cycle and see how rocks are transformed between the three basic types. Teachers Details
Saturday Morning Astrophysics Saturday Morning Astrophysics is a new program for Indiana high school and upper level middle school students offered once a month by astrophysicists from Purdue University's Department of Physics and Astronomy. Each month we will cover a new topic in astrophysics, from the nature of the planets to the properties of dark energy and more. Parents and other interested persons are always welcome. Prior knowledge of basic algebra will be useful, but no other prior knowledge is needed. Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grade 12 Details
Serving up MyPlate-A Yummy Cirriculum This program targets 1st-6th graders with direction, education, and outreach in the areas of nutrition, health, food safety and physical activity. Grades 5-6, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Parents Details
Parenting Counts Parenting Counts provides information from birth to age five, in short segments in four areas of development: Physical and Brain Development; Social and Emotional Development; Learning and Cognitive Development; and Communication and Language Development. Grades 7-8 Details
PFF/PFP GK-12 Program This program is open to graduate students in any department at Purdue. Graduate students volunteer to serve as “visiting scholars” in local middle school classrooms. Teachers and graduate students work together to integrate research and new approaches into classrooms. Graduate students observe the classroom first, then gradually assist teachers – working up to teaching a lesson as the primary teacher. Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8 Details
Next Generation Scholars Research Fair This program enables junior high school students and Purdue University graduate students to learn from each other. Graduate students provide poster presentations on their research to junior high school students and also provide brief classes, demonstrations, and tours. Boilermaker Special rides and lunch in a dining hall are provided for the visiting junior high school students. Grades 7-8, Teachers Details
The Dynamics of Climate Conference "The Dynamics of Climate conference is designed to enhance teachers’ understanding of global warming and climate change and prepare them to use the activities in the Dynamics of Climate professional development toolkit. The conference and toolkit take a climate system approach to understanding how the Earth’s climate is changing. Conference sessions take participants through the implementation of the toolkit. " Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10 Details
Focus on Science Focus on Science is a program for schools with hands-on science activities for students in grades K-8. This program can last up to five days and exposes students and teachers to standards-based classroom activities that combine engagement, cooperative learning, and real-world relevance. Focus on Science can also include evening parent-student activities and teacher in-service programs. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4 Details
StatCom P-12 Outreach The StatCom P-12 Outreach Program is an effort to increase interest and achievement in statistics at all pre-college levels in Indiana. The program is run by Statistics in the Community (StatCom), a volunteer community outreach organization directed and staffed by graduate students in the Department of Statistics. StatCom members present scientific studies and/or personal experiences that cater to topics discussed in the typical science or math classroom. K-12 students can participate in mathematical/statistical "games" as a tool to help them learn about probability and mathematics. Preschool-Kindergarten, Grades 5-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 11-12, Grades 9-10, Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, Grade 12 Details