The Tapia Center at Rice University is approved as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider in Texas and offers Professional Development (PD) Camps for educators.
The Tapia Center CPE number is 101-513.
The PD Camps include a rigorous schedule meant to simulate the student experience by immersing educators into Project-Based Learning (PBL). Rice University faculty and staff have developed a unique research-based curriculum that educators can take back to their campuses to integrate into their school year. By completing the camp, educators will earn 40 hours of PD and will know how to confidently assess student work and assign grade values.
Each camp is one week long (Sunday to Saturday) and costs $995 per registrant.
Week 1: June 4 – 10 (Math Camp)
Week 2: June 11 – 17 (Math Camp)
Week 3: June 18 – 24 (Physics Camp)
Week 4: June 25 – July 1 (Physics Camp)
Week 5: July 9 – 15 (Computer Science Camp)
Week 6: July 16 – 22 (Computer Science Camp)
These Camps are Suitable for:
- ALL subjects/fields/content areas
- ALL grade levels
- ALL educators who want to learn about or strengthen their understanding of PBL
Specific Week-Long Objectives:
• Learn How To Incorporate Project-Based Learning
• First Hand Experience with Project Deadlines
• Assessing Student Work
• Assigning Grade Values to Student Work
• Developing Reasonable Expectations for Student Work
• Developing PBL-centric Curriculum
• Learn to Integrate Standards Between Content Areas
• Aligning PBL Curriculum to your state standards (ie: TEKS, Common Core, etc)
The Professional Development Camps are completely separate from the student camps. The only time the student and educator camps coordinate is on Friday, where educators test the skills they develop and refine throughout the week to evaluate student work completed during the corresponding student camp.