Kerlin Science Institute
Full scholarships are available to anyone based in a school
(value of approximately $8, 124)
If you receive a full scholarship your only responsibility is a $50 registration fee per semester. Those who don’t receive scholarship are welcome to apply and participate at a reduced tuition rate.
Participation is a full year, 6-credit commitment.
KSI Fellows will participate in a 6-credit program beginning in July 2013 and concluding June 2014. The year-long experience is outlined below.
During July 2013, fellows will:
- Meet Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00-12:15 for a content-focused course, co-taught by a science educator and a biologist.
- Participate as students and engage in laboratory experiences that allow them to achieve science standards (similar to those from the Next Generation Science Standards).
- Demonstrate their knowledge of science content and science crosscutting concepts through the use of science and/or engineering practices (National Research Council, 2011) through the lens of the biologist’s research, and using inquiry-based approaches.
- Engage in the complete learning cycle (the 5E/7E model).
- Document and reflect on how real scientists use questions or problems, as they relate to social issues and how these drive the learning of other content.
During Fall 2013 & Spring 2014, fellows will:
- Meet twelve Mondays from 5:00-7:05 PM (6x per semester).
- Participate in an action research project that includes a Lesson Study and lesson design.
- Reflect on the process they experienced learning Biology during the Summer and consider implications for their own teaching practice and their students’ learning.
- Use technology to disseminate their ideas and projects.
- Integrate understandings of methods for addressing the needs of diverse learners into their projects.
During June 2014, fellows will:
- Reflect on their learning from the year and choose to share either their Action Research or their Lesson Study as part of an online resource for each other and teachers outside of the Kerlin Institute.
- Update their work to reflect additional learning and to enhance the quality for outside readers (e.g. add supplemental multimedia material, update readings, clean up formatting, etc.).
- Participate in our program evaluation by providing feedback in the form of a survey about their experiences as a Kerlin Institute Fellows and providing documentation of possible changes in their practice (e.g., before and after lessons, student work from before and after, etc.)
For more information contact Jenny Ingber, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org.