|The NSF GK-12 Program at KBS|
From 2006-2009, KBS ran a GK-12 program called Ecological Literacy in the K-12 Classrooms of Rural Michigan. The project has since ended, but beginning in 2010 we were awarded funds from the National Science Foundation for a new GK-12 Program called the KBS GK-12 Bioenergy Sustainability Project. You can find an overview and introduction to this new project at https://www.msu.edu/user/getty/GK-12_introduction.pdf . A new website is on its way! Please contact program director Tom Getty (firstname.lastname@example.org) or program manager Sarah Bodbyl (email@example.com) for more information on the new KBS GK-12 Bioenergy Sustainability Project.
Ecological Literacy in the K-12 Classrooms of Rural Michigan
The KBS GK-12 program is part of the larger KBS K-12 Partnership for Science Literacy funded by the National Science Foundation since 1999. The GK-12 Program, begun in 2006, teams KBS graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in ecology with K-12 science teachers in rural districts near KBS. The program aims to enrich K-12 science instruction by promoting inquiry-based science teaching in participating school districts. At the same time, the program aims to provide graduate students the opportunity to improve their teaching and science communication skills.
Major elements of the KBS program are
The program brings together MSU science and education faculty committed to furthering graduate and K-12 education; K12 teachers committed to changing the way they teach science; high-quality graduate students interested in furthering their teaching knowledge and skills; and district admnistrators interested in improving science teaching in their districts.
The KBS program is part of a national network of GK-12 sites funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF expects the GK-12 program to provide science graduate students skills that will broadly prepare them for their professional and scientific careers. Through interactions with teachers in K-12 schools, graduate students are expected to improve communication and teaching skills while enriching science instruction in K-12 schools. For more information about the GK-12 program and links to GK-12 projects in other states, visit the National GK-12 website.
For additional information about the KBS GK-12 project please contact KBS GK-12 Project Directors Phil Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Getty (email@example.com) or project manager Sarah Bodbyl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GK-12 Evaluation Consultant
Eileen Stryker Consulting