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​​​​​​​​​​Beyond the Ad Hoc Science Talk: Strategies for Creating and Maintaining Meaningful Collaborations with Middle School and High School STEM Teachers


Dr. Lou Hirsch

Department of Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky

Broadcast Date: January 24, 2018

What Will Participants Learn?

  • Learn strategies to initiate and maintain meaningful, bi-directional collaborations between researchers and STEM teachers.
  • Create standards-based, grade-band appropriate curricula models.
  • Develop and apply assessment tools that analyze program efficacy to demonstrate tangible broader impacts for researchers and student comprehension for STEM teachers.

    Despite the best of intentions, researcher-facilitated STEM outreach activities often fall short of their intended purposes of increasing scientific literacy and introducing students to the process of scientific inquiry. To increase the impact of outreach programs that benefit STEM students and the scientist, this webinar will outline strategies that bridge the gap between the expectations and realities of the STEM classroom and research laboratory. This webinar will examine the process of developing successful collaborative partnerships that will result in recurring, curriculum-based course modules that broaden the impact of research and increase the rigor of STEM education.


    Who should view?

    Middle school and high school science teachers who want to integrate empirically-grounded research into their classrooms.​


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