Mar 072013

The KBS GK-12 Bioenergy Sustainability Project is now accepting applications for Teacher Partners for 2013-14.

Teacher Partners are K-12 teachers from 15 local school districts forming the KBS K-12 Partnership for Science Literacy. Teachers are paired with GK-12 graduate student fellows in a year-long relationship.Teacher Partners provide fellows with K-12 classroom and teaching experience. Fellows work with teacher partners to improve curricula and student learning, in part by utilizing established schoolyard science research plots (BEST plots) in K-12 Partner districts. These partnerships offer graduate students an opportunity to bring leading-edge research practices and findings to K-12 learning settings. Graduate Student Fellows are meant to serve as role models to K-12 students and help stimulate their interest in STEM disciplines.


GK-12 Teacher Partners and Fellows enjoy a BBQ dinner at Orientation May 2012

Please see the application form for more details on the project and teacher partner responsibilities and benefits.

To apply, please submit (1) this completed application form and (2) a letter of support from your school principal. Your application and your principal’s letter of support should demonstrate a familiarity with the general goals and expectations of the NSF GK-12 program and the KBS GK-12 project. Questions and application materials should e-mailed to Tom Getty and Sarah Bodbyl via . Review of applications will begin April 1, 2013.