Meaningful Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: How to Make it Work

Date/time: January 15, 2013 4pm EST

Title: Meaningful Teacher-Scientist Partnerships: How to Make it Work

Speaker: Lindsay Knippenberg

Abstract:
So, you’re thinking about working with a K-12 school teacher…K-12 schools are very different from the university and research world, and working with a teacher or visiting a classroom can be very intimidating. Join this webinar to learn how the GLOBE program can help you to build meaningful teacher-scientist partnerships. Lindsay Knippenberg, a classroom teacher who has built successful partnerships with scientists and her students, will give you ideas for planning classroom visits, collaborating while in the field, and building a lasting, two-way partnership between the teacher and scientist. The GLOBE International Scientist Network (GISN) is hosting this webinar for scientists on January 15th, 2013 at 2100 UTC (4pm EST). To join this webinar, login as “Guest” at Adobe Connect, including your first and last name. For more information on the GISN, please go to: http://www.globe.gov/web/globe-international-scientist-network/overview

About Lindsay:
Lindsay Knippenberg has been teaching Environmental Science for the past ten years in both urban and rural schools and is currently teaching at Mooresville High School in Mooresville, North Carolina. In her classroom, Lindsay challenges her students to think like scientists and be collectors and users of scientific data. Through her partnerships with several scientists she has been able to bring current science and data into the classroom to make learning more meaningful to her students. Some of those partnerships include working alongside a team of researchers studying microorganisms living deep within a glacier in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antractica through PolarTREC and being part of a team of fisheries biologists studying pollack in the Bering Sea through the NOAA Teacher at Sea program. For the past two years Lindsay has been a Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the NOAA Office of Education in Washington, DC. Lindsay used her fellowship to help link teachers to scientists and provide teachers with the resources to bring current science into their classrooms to inspire students across the nation to become our future scientists.