Najla Hallak, Instructional Specialist Return to Chemistry Menu
Brooklyn Superintendence Office of High Schools, Brooklyn
Synthesis and scanning Probe Microscopy of Electrically and Optically Active Liquid Crystals
science is one of the state of the art promising technologies mapping and
shaping the future of our globe. Nanoparticle
materials display unique properties with potential applications as
semiconductors, chemo sensing, fluorescence, and electro optic devices.
To generalize for the first time a District-wide enhanced technology-based science instruction for staff development.
To create a vision of technology integration into science instruction.
apply the principle of Tech-Based Interactive science sessions for teacher
training using science experiments through “Adams Group” lab at Columbia
to the Staff Development sessions, selected teachers from the various schools in
The Brooklyn District of High Schools will have under gone an intensive week of
training of Computer-Based Lab/ Calculator-Based lab using Texas Instruments.
Furthermore, teachers will have executed real experiments in their
science subject area stemming from their August Week-Training Session.
As a result, teachers will use a multimedia tool to plan and present
laser printer, Internet access, molecular model kits, and a personal notebook
will start by reviewing the techniques used in material science laboratory and
the scientific approach of testing and retesting to justify the hypothesized
product. Teachers will have an
access to the archive and archival materials at Columbia Adams’ Group web site
describing the advancement done in this field of material science.
will create a timeline for each step taken during the training of the acquired
skills and implementation of this approach and record problems encountered when
performing the plan.
teachers will develop several procedures for boosting student interest,
motivation, and productivity using multimedia approach instead of the
traditional one. I will provide the
trainees with 3-D profile of the synthesized Liquid Crystal (Perylene) during my
summer research as a protocol utilized for interpreting the downloaded images
from the Adams Group web page.
main focus for this approach is to change the culture of the school district to
adopt an enhanced technology driven curriculum. This can be done only via teachers-students-Staff Development
am aware that one of the major obstacles would be the access to this state of
the art technology and its availability and suitability for the high school
level. Nevertheless, teachers
should be fully aware and have the chance to indulge in the quantum leaps in the
field of science-technology advancement. The
most accessible way without leaving the classroom would be to use the
Internet-Collaboration over the Internet that could create meaningful projects
for the sciences.
the training will occur at the Staff Development Center in one of our high
schools. The center is equipped
with a T-1 line, printers, workstations and stationary. Teachers will spend an entire day of professional development
where breakfast and lunch will be provided as well. The web site we will use is:
accessing the web site teachers could assess the interdisciplinary
approach-taking place in this kind of laboratory performance.
They will be immersed in the chemistry, physics, math, technology, and
social studies aspects of this type of research by looking at the ties among the
subject areas dealt with by the synthesis of such products.
should then be able to present lessons in their field where their students could
research the impact of:
Teachers could use the training and the knowledge gained by attending the technology staff development sessions to mentor their students on “Intel projects”.
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