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. Up to eight graduate students (Graduate Fellows) will be paired with teachers (Partner Teachers) for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Graduate Fellows and Partner Teachers will collaborate to develop or improve science lessons that incorporate strategies shown to foster creativity and communication. Graduate Fellows will receive training related to teaching, learning, communication, assessment, and creativity throughout the year. They 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.
By partnering with middle school teachers, Graduate Fellows will:
The Dartmouth GK-12 Project for the 2013-2014 Academic Year will run from July 2013 through June 2014. Graduate Fellows are expected to:
Through the Dartmouth GK-12 Project, Graduate Fellows will receive a 12-month stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance reimbursement.
Any Dartmouth graduate student in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Physics and Astronomy who will be entering at least their second year of graduate study during the 2013-2014 academic year is eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
Fellow's Application due: Monday, March 25, 2013, Thesis Advisor Recommendation due Monday April 1, 2013
Interviews conducted: April-early May
Anticipated Announcement of Awards: late May
Early applications will be considered for those in need of an early decision. Contact Cindy Tobery, DCAL Associate Director, 603-646-9750, with questions regarding early decisions.
For questions about being a Graduate Fellow, contact:
Cindy Tobery, DCAL Associate Director, 603-646-9750
Last Updated: 2/25/13