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Florida PROMiSE: The Perspective of Three Physics Faculty Participants*
  Location: SS 104
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 6:40 PM -6:50 PM
  Author: Mark Meisel, University of Florida and NHMFL
  Co-Author(s): Selman Hershfield , James S Brooks
  Abstract: Florida PROMiSE ( has a mission "to improve Florida student achievement in mathematics and science through professional development for Florida's Educators and to build capacity to sustain quality implementation of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS)." We participated in the design and inaugural deliveries (Summer 2009) of two institutes: Matter and Energy for K-8 teachers and Force and Motion for 6-12 teachers. With our continued participation, these institutes were revised and held again in summer 2010. This brief presentation serves to increase awareness of PROMiSE and to provide an overview of our participation, especially as it relates to "increasing the content knowledge of the participants." One outcome is our increased awareness of the "misconceptions" that K-12 students and teachers possess, and the role that a faculty member plays in reversing these misconceptions.
  Footnotes: *Supported, in part, by NSF DMR-0701400 (MWM), NSF DMR-0654118 (NHMFL), and the State of Florida.
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