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Graduate Student Partnerships in K-12 Science Classrooms

Reach for the Stars

Graduate Student Partnerships in K-12 Science Classrooms

Photo Credit: G. Oehlschlager / CIERA

This NSF program places STEM graduate student fellows in K-12 science classrooms for the academic year with the goal of enriching their education and strengthening their development as researchers by advancing their communication and teaching skills.

Graduate fellows work in partnership with a collaborating teacher to bring more inquiry-based teaching methods into the classroom and to further expose K-12 teachers and students to the research process.

Through Reach for the Stars, GK-12 fellows adapt concepts of computational thinking and actual computational modeling tools from their research to classroom activities connected to the existing math and science curriculum.