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 2014-2015 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 are NOT, however, student teachers pursuing a degree in education. Rather, they are researchers pursuing a graduate degree in science, mathematics, or engineering, who wish to improve their communication skills by working with middle school teachers and students. 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.
Partner Teacher Applications and Principal Recommendations due Monday, April 14, 2014:
By partnering with Graduate Fellows, Partner Teachers will gain:
Middle school students in the Partner Teacher’s classroom will:
The Dartmouth GK-12 Project for the 2014-2015 Academic Year will run from July 2014 through June 2015. Partner Teachers are expected to:
Through the Dartmouth GK-12 Project, Partner Teachers will receive a 12-month stipend of up to $5,000 plus opportunities for professional development recertification hours. Some funding may be available to purchase supplies and materials for the classroom.
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.
For questions about being a Partner Teacher, contact Judy Filkins Ross, GK-12 Program Teacher Liaison
Last Updated: 12/10/13