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Need to contact the KBS GK-12 Project?

You can email the Fellows at gk12fellows@kbs.msu.edu or the Leadership Team at kbsgk12project@kbs.msu.edu

Resources for Fellows:

KBS K-12 Lesson Plan Template
(use with lessons you design for workshops or work in the classroom that are not related to the BEST plots research network)

GK-12 BEST Lesson Plan Template
(use for lessons that can be done in conjunction with the plots and should go in BEST plots binders)

Data Nugget Template (updated 2014)

GK-12 Course Readings and Materials 2014-2015:

Friday Fellows’ Meetings – Spring 2015            Semester Schedule (.xlsx)

5/1/15

4/24/15

  • Agenda
  • Discuss Chapters 9-10 of Building

4/17/15

  • No Meeting – workshop rest day
  • Work on your teaching statements
  • Write up your lesson plans

4/15/15

  • WORKSHOP! Inferring Function From Form

4/10/15

4/3/15

  • Agenda
  • Focus Group Evaluations with Bob
  • Chapter 8 of Building

3/27/15

  • Agenda
  • Chapter 7 of Building
  • Professional Development: Teaching Statements
  • Evaluations with Bob.

3/20/15

  • Agenda
  • Meeting on MSU main campus. 1455A BPS building. Discussion with science communicator, Sheril Kirshenbaum.

3/13/15

  • No meeting- Spring Break!

3/6/15

  • Agenda
  • Professional development: Research statements
  • Reading: Chapter 6 of Building

2/27/15

  • Agenda
  • Sandy talks about QPOE2
  • Reading: Chapter 5 of Building

2/20/15

  • Agenda (revised)
  • Reading: Chapter 4 of Building
  • Guest speaker: Sandy Breitenbach, Plainwell High School, QPOE2 method of engaging students in scientific thinking.

2/13/15

  • Agenda
  • Reminder: We’re meeting in Academic 327 for the Writing Workshop!

2/6/15

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Chapter 3 of Building and the 4 examples of cover letters, emailed. 

1/30/15

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Chapter 2 of Building

1/23/15

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Prologue and Chapter 1 of Building. 
  • Task: Find and be ready to share information about a job category you’d be interested in pursuing.

1/16/15

 

 

Fall 2014                                                                        Semester Schedule

12/5/14

  • End of year party!
  • Evaluations/ideas for spring semester

11/28/14

  • No meeting – Happy Thanksgiving!

11/21/14

  • Agenda
  • Toolbox workshop with guests Dr. O’Rourke and Dr. Robinson.

11/14/14

  • No meeting – great job at the workshop!

11/12/14 – WORKSHOP!

11/7/14

10/31/14

10/23/14

  • Agenda
  • Smith 2005 – Pedagogies of Engagement

10/17/14

  • Agenda
  • Strong et al. 2011
  • NCAC Inclusive, Effective Teaching

10/10/14

  • Agenda
  • Readings posted below (9-19)
  • Group work on session ideas

10/3/14

  • Agenda
  • Read the Soils protocols
  • Start thinking about workshop session ideas!

9/26/14

  • Agenda
  • Check out the Insect Biodiversity and Soils protocols
  • Be ready to discuss the readings from last week (below)

9/19/14

9/12/14

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Chambers 1983. Draw a Scientist Test
  • Google image ‘Draw A Scientist’ to check out student before/after drawings of scientists. Example here.

9/5/14 – First meeting of the fall semester!

First Fall GK-12 Friday Fellows’ meeting is September 5, 2014 at 1:15 PM in Stack 145.

2014 Summer readings:

Ecol. 101: Adapting Your Research into Inquiry-Based Lessons for Public Outreach in High School Classrooms: an Answer to the Calls to Action. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. April 2010.

Check out the NGSS website. Become familiar with the standards for your classroom grade(s).

Become familiar with the GK-12 Lesson Plans and Data Nuggets.

Archive:

2013-2014:

Spring Semester Schedule - updated 1/13/14

4/11/14

4/4/14

3/28/14

3/21/14

3/14/14

2/28/14

  • Agenda
  • Spring Break next week: No meeting!

2/21/14

2/14/14

2/7/14

1/31/14

1/24/14

1/17/14

1/10/14

  • First meeting of the semester.
  • Agenda

Fall Semester Schedule

12/6/13

  • Agenda
  • Workshop lesson plans due

11/29/13 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving!

11/22/13

11/15 /13 – No Meeting – workshop week!

11/8/13

11/1/13

10/25/13

10/18/13

10/11/13

10/4/13

9/27/13

9/20/13

9/13/13

9/6/13

  • Agenda
  • Reading for discussion
    • Why is Public Science Education Important?
    • Draw a Scientist Test

8/30/13 —FIRST meeting of the fall semester!

 

2012-2013:

4/26/13 — LAST meeting of the spring semester!

4/19/13

4/12/13

4/5/13

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Nature: Mind the Gap
  • Reading: Nature: 30 something science
  • Reading: Nature Careers: community colleges

3/29/13

3/15/13

3/1/13

2/22/13

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Navigating the Academic Job Market Minefield
  • Optional Reading: The Academic Job Search: The experiences of a new PhD in the job market

2/15/13

2/8/13

  • Agenda
  • Please review the previous week’s reading assignments for this week
  • Don’t forget to bring a copy of your C.V.

2/1/13

1/25/13

  • Agenda
  • Reading: Dickinson et al. 2010

1/18/13

1/11/13

12/7/12

  • Agenda
  • Post-workshop rehash!
  • Next meeting date: January 11th?

11/30/12

  • Agenda
  • It’s a super busy week, so please read the agenda and weekly email to stay informed.

Thanksgiving!

  • No meeting, but please send leadership a proposal for your concurrent session

11/16/12

  • Agenda
  • Newsletter article due, please email to leadership.
  • Bring warm clothes for BEST plot work!

11/9/12

  • Meeting agenda
  • Bring two copies of your newsletter draft for peer review

11/2/12

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Reading: Strong et al. 2011. Be ready with two discussion questions.
  • Reminder: Lesson plans from the Oct. 3 workshop DUE!

10/26/12

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Readings for this week’s discussion on what makes an effective teacher above. Please prepare your two questions and record in the google doc. Our reading for 11/2, Strong et al. 2011, will continue our series on effective teaching.

10/19/12

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Be prepared to discuss science communication, broader impacts, and awesome canopy science with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni.
  • Reading for 10/26 - New Boy Network and Thin Slices

10/12/12

9/28/12

  • Meeting Agenda
  • Be prepared to discuss the Slate article on motivation, here. Please think of at least one question/point we could discuss about the reading and record it on the Google Doc here.

9/21/12

9/14/12

9/7/12

8/31/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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