"Providing Teachers with a Real World Context to Teach Science"
The Teacher Research Academy (TRA) offers middle school, high school and community college faculty unique professional development experiences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). TRA teachers participate in a continuum of standards-based instruction, enabling them to progress from novice to mastery in exciting scientific disciplines while they experience the application of real world science in an environment teachers seldom experience.
Climate Change and Possible Solutions will not be offered in Summer 2017.
TRA employs a continuum model where teachers progress through five levels of instruction. Each level builds on the knowledge and experience of the preceding level progressing the teacher from novice to mastery. Materials are aligned with the California and National Science Standards.Level I - Entry Skills and Knowledge
Registration for 2018 will open late January. Registration fee is $25/workshop.
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1. Select a topic from below.
2. Register separately for each workshop (Level I, II, III) you wish to attend.
3. After submitting the registration form, you will receive a link to the Security Badge Request form. Complete the form for each workshop you wish to attend. Mail or fax each of the forms for each workshop registration. Send the form to:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Attn: Joanna Albala
7000 East Ave., L-797
Livermore, CA 94550
Fax: (925) 422-1077
4. You will receive a confirmation email after your the Security Badge Request and registration fee are received.
5. A $25 registration is required. Make checks payable to LLNS (Lawrence Livermore National Security). Payment must be received no later than two weeks prior to workshop. To receive a refund, provide written notice of cancellation 15-days prior to the workshop start date.
6. U.S. Citizenship is required to participate in the Teacher Research Academy.
Participants in the Teacher Research Academy can earn graduate course credit through the California State University (CSU) East Bay toward a Master of Science in Education degree, Curriculum Option.
Teachers in the CSU East Bay Masters Degree program can earn up to 10 graduate-level quarter units by completing TRA Level 1 - Level 4 workshops:
The remainder of the units for the MS program can be completed online. Additionally, teachers can apply up to 13-quarter units for a qualifying credential program toward the total 45 units needed.
To be eligible, teachers must apply and be admitted to the Masters Program at the CSU East Bay Department of Teacher Education prior to the start of the TRA program.
Contact the CSU East Bay program coordinator for more information:
Dr. Valerie Helgren-Lempesis
Take Highway 580 towards Livermore from any of the surrounding areas.