Nobel Prize winner to speak at USF teaching workshop

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TAMPA ‘ Nobel Laureate and physicist Carl Wieman will speak to a group of University of South Florida faculty members, higher education colleagues from across Florida,

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TAMPA ‘ Nobel Laureate and physicist Carl Wieman will speak to a group of University of South Florida faculty members, higher education colleagues from across Florida, and Tampa Bay area high school teachers Friday, Feb. 15 in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom on the USF campus in Tampa.

Wieman is the keynote speaker at a one-day, free workshop for Florida educators, designed to explore best practices to modernize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms. Wieman will address the group at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

During the workshop, Wieman plans to share his ideas for helping educators elevate their teaching methods in ways that can better prepare students for success when entering STEM occupational fields. Wieman expects to cover topics relating to learning outcomes, scientifically measuring what students learn, adapting instructional methods and curriculum, and effectively incorporating the use of technology.

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Re-reading what I wrote yesterday about Chris Sprowls’ birthday, I may have set myself up to fail because today is Michelle’s and my anniversary. Clearly, I need to be more effusive about the seven incredible years she and I have been married than I was about some dude’s birthday.

So today, seven years after Michelle first said ‘I do,’ I am going to take the day to show her how eternally grateful I am for her love.

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The Florida based firm announced late Tuesday that it inked a deal to acquire Washington-based lobby shop Eris Group, effective Feb. 1. GrayRobinson, which often places well in the Florida list of top-earning firms, said the acquisition would extend their capabilities beyond Florida, and expands its capacity to serve clients with federal lobbying needs.

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Get Ready For Back To School With Free Events Around The Bay

The new school year is fast approaching, and many students are still in need of school supplies, school physicals and immunizations. Organizations across the bay area are offering free events that help families meet some of those needs.

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Additionally, Florida’s tax-free weekend is August 3-5. State sales tax will be waived on school supplies costing $15 or less and clothing, shoes and accessories $60 or less.

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Dates and locations of back to school health fairs for Hillsborough County students can be found here. Free physicals are available to children K-12 and free immunizations to Medicaid or uninsured children K-12. Registration is required for most fairs.

Pasco teachers union calls for tax referendum to fund pay raises

The president of Pasco County’s school employees union is calling for a’ referendum in which voters can decide whether to increase local property taxes so teachers and staff can get raises.

“USEP feels that the burden for coming up with additional dollars for the legislative shortfall’ should be presented to the voters in the form of a ballot initiative, a referendum, to augment the general revenue, rather than to place this burden on the backs of a portion of our teachers,” Peace said Thursday in a six-minute video responding to the district’s conceptual plan of lengthening teacher work days in exchange for more money.

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  • Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
  • Date: 2018-09-14T10:15:00Z-04
  • Author: Jeffrey Solochek
  • Twitter: @TB_Times
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