First the dream team was assembled; then the project was funded.
That analysis may be simplistic, but it does summarize how an interdisciplinary partnership of scientists and educators from WSU’s Vancouver campus and the surrounding public school system recently received a $2.7 million, five-year grant.
They will create a program for graduate teaching fellows in K-12 education (GK-12) in southwestern Washington, said project director Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens.
The program links graduate students in environmental science with middle school science teachers for their mutual benefit.
The student fellows earn a stipend and learn new teaching and communication skills. The K-12 teachers gain from direct exposure to … » More …