The Dartmouth GK-12 Project provides funding and support for graduate students in science, engineering, and mathematics at Dartmouth College to work with local middle school teachers (grades 6-9) to develop inquiry-based activities designed to increase students' understanding of and interest in science. Graduate Fellows and Partner Teachers collaborate to develop or improve science lessons that incorporate strategies shown to foster creativity and communication. Graduate Fellows receive training related to teaching, learning, communication, assessment, and creativity throughout the year. Graduate Fellows will have opportunities to teach middle school students and will be mentored by their Partner Teachers as well as GK-12 Program Staff. One goal of the project is to foster long-term partnerships with teachers in the region.
With support from each of the eight STEM disciplines at Dartmouth and many other offices on campus, this project seeks to integrate existing resources into sustainable initiatives that expand the professional development of graduate students, build Dartmouth’s capacity to translate research to broad audiences, and enhance STEM teaching at the college and middle school levels. Through this program,
Any Dartmouth graduate student in the Biological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematics, Psychological and Brain Sciences and Chemistry who will be entering at least their second year of graduate study during the 2014-15 academic year is eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
Any middle school science/ math teacher in grades six through nine who addresses the following topics as part of their curriculum: Biological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, or Chemistry. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States
Last Updated: 12/3/13