VHS teacher attends institute Kami Dibley, a teacher at Vermillion High School, recently participated in Carleton College's week-long institute for teachers.
Dibley spent the week studying techniques for teaching German.
Designed for teachers of Advanced Placement, enriched or accelerated courses, the college's 24 intensive workshops enable teachers to focus attention on their individual teaching needs. The courses allow teachers to examine selected topics within the curriculum for their subject area.
Under the direction of institute faculty members, many of whom are Carleton professors, participants have the opportunity to modify an existing course, create a new course, or develop new teaching materials.
Since 1980, more than 2,900 teachers from over 500 schools nationwide have attended these workshops, which carry three graduate quarter credits.
The teachers receive a list of recommended readings and related assignments to be completed before their arrival on campus. One month after the program, they submit a final project for credit.
Carleton is a private, co-educational college of 1,850 students located 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.