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Tuesday, November 10 • 2:35pm - 3:45pm
Teaching Science to Learn Science

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In this interactive panel session, researchers and participants from the NSF-funded Teaching to Learn (T2L) project will engage in a focused discussion with session participants on the ways in which the T2L model may be applicable to their institutions.

The T2L project places pairs of undergraduate students from two four-year liberal arts colleges (one public, one private) into the elementary classrooms of a high-needs public school district to teach science once a week. In this way, college students and elementary teachers play three distinct roles: collaborators, co-teachers, and learners; and the elementary classroom becomes a unique site for an overlapping set of teaching and learning practices. Pairs of undergraduates co-taught science units with elementary classroom teachers and the support of college science education professors over the course of the 2014-2015 school year. Undergraduates and elementary teachers have also participated in joint professional development to deepen their understanding of both the nature of scientific inquiry and science pedagogy and reinforce their connection as a community of learners.


Nick Stroud

Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


Melissa Boyer

Teacher, Greylock Elementary School, North Adams Public Schools

Daniel Heinen

Computer Science major, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Lindsay Osterhoudt

Math Coach / K-12 Science Coordinator, North Adams Public Schools

Leslie Rule

Teaching to Learn Supervisor, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Lindley Wells

Education Outreach Consultant, Williams College

Dawn Wu

Sophomore, MA College of Liberal Arts

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:35pm - 3:45pm EST
Location TBD
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