Science Teaching Institute Sponsored by SCHEV

Ninjago: Battle for Better Math & Science

Science Teaching Institute
June 18 – 22, 2018

Randolph College’s 2018 Teacher Institute will have science and math-based hands-on material for 3-8 grade science and 9th grade earth science. It is for teachers in Appomattox, Nelson, Campbell, Bedford, and Amherst Counties, Lynchburg City, and New Vistas School. The Institute will supply teachers with instruction and resources to carry out hands-on activities in all the core SOL science areas.

The Institute is daily from 8:15-4:00; lunch and snacks are provided. We offer a $400 stipend, 30 re-certification points, $100 worth of equipment for your classroom, and other resources to all participating teachers.

Course Requirements:

To receive stipend and re-certification credits, teachers must:

  • Attend the entire Institute. You may only miss sessions in exceptional circumstances, including final presentations on Friday, and then we will adjust your stipend and certification points accordingly.
  • Participate in a research study by filling out surveys before and after the Institute
  • Have your students fill out surveys in the spring of 2018
  • Attendees of the 2018 Institute will have the opportunity to teach in the Jubilee Science Camp June 25-29 (2 hours/day) for an additional stipend and additional re-certification points.

Applying to attend the Science Teaching Institute:

To apply for the 2018 Institute, please fill out the survey at this link: 40 teacher applications will be accepted based on distribution throughout the schools, then on a first come/first served basis after the priority deadline. Priority deadline is March 1, 2018. We will let you know on or before March 8 if you are accepted for the institute.

Surveys for students of Institute attendees are available now for attendees. For 2018 attendees, please have your current students do these surveys between about March 1 and the end of your academic year. The student surveys are available at The teacher surveys will be sent directly to you by email before the Institute in June.

Science Festival 2018:

Poetry competition for your class – big prizes! Submissions due February 16. Bring your students to events! Please see

For more information, please contact the Project Director or co-Project Directors:

Peggy Schimmoeller, Professor of Education, Randolph College, 434-947-8505,
Peter Sheldon, Professor of Physics, Randolph College, 434-947-8488,
Amanda Rumore, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 434-947-8104,