The Research Teachers Conference’s mission is to create and support a collaborative community of teachers through professional development that joyfully emphasizes the promotion of scientific research in high school as well as the teaching and learning of science as a process for understanding the world around us.
Register for the 2023 Zimbabwe Research Teachers Conference. Deadline - 26 October 2023.
The conference immerses middle and high school teachers in hands-on, inquiry-based science explorations and research sessions. Teachers get to work with other teachers to deepen their own practice, build content knowledge, and support a more equitable learning environment in the research context. The conference allows teachers to engage in facilitation that promotes noticing, wondering, and experimenting in order to build understanding and exploration of natural phenomena as well the applications to solve challenges.
Plenary sessions of the conference will cover topics such as:
Workshop sessions of the conference will cover science exhibit explorations and as well as independent project time. Teachers will have the opportunity to create small science exhibits using power tools and readily available materials.
After participating in the conference, teachers will be members of the Research Teachers community in Zimbabwe and will be eligible to attend alumni events and workshops for the rest of their teaching careers.
We believe that: