Audience: higher education science/science education instructors, professional scientists, informal science professionals, and tertiary science instructors.
The purpose of this summit is:
Many different people share responsibility for preparing and supporting our state’s K-12 science teachers, including science educators, professional scientists, informal science professionals, and tertiary science instructors. As K-12 science teachers and their students align instruction and learning with the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Science [Next Generation Science Standards], the challenging task of thinking about and teaching science in more cognitively complex and rich ways requires people providing teacher support structures to also continue to learn and inform our capacity to support those teachers. There is a strong tendency for teachers to teach science in a manner similar to how they were taught. It is critical for higher education science instruction to evolve along with K-12 science instruction as the field continues to learn more about the most effective ways to teach – and learn – science. Science educators, informal science professionals, and professional scientists all should embody and enact approaches consistent with KAS-Science tenants as we work with classroom science teachers.
Complete the Summit Poster Proposal Form and upload an abstract of your poster, limited to 250 words. You must log in to this form with an email address associated with a Google account. The deadline to submit is June 15, 2020. Your proposals will be peer-reviewed. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive additional information via email for preparation and presentation.
Please ensure your proposal aligns to one of the strands listed below.
Registration fee: $50
You must select this summit when registering for the conference. The fee will be added to your total conference registration.
If you have questions regarding the summit, contact Krista Adams.