Higher education science/science education instructors
We also welcome any professional scientists, informal science professionals, tertiary science instructors, and related industry professionals to join us.
As our K-12 pre-service and in-service teachers are enhancing their practices to meet the intent of the Kentucky Academic Standards in Science, we need to inform ourselves about how to best support those teachers. While all who support K-12 science educators are welcome, our goal for the Summit is to have representation from each higher education institution across Kentucky as we incorporate interactive features for networking and learning from each other.
Event Goal: Each higher ed institution across KY, support a minimum of two attendees: higher ed science instructor and scientist who work with preservice teachers.
Early Bird price through January 31, 2022: $25
Regular price starting February 1, 2022: $50Register Now
We will spend our time networking and learning together to raise our ceiling of support for in-service and pre-service teachers.
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 for Science (KAS), the challenging task of thinking about and teaching science in more cognitively complex and rich ways requires us to continue to learn and inform our capacity to provide teacher support structures. 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 we learn more about the most effective ways to teach – and learn – science. We should embody and enact approaches consistent with KAS-Science tenants as we work with classroom science teachers.
If you have questions regarding the Summit, contact Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters.
Dr. Tom Tretter, University of Louisville
Dr. Justin McFadden, University of Louisville
Rico Tyler, Western KY University
Rae McEntyre, KDE Liaison,
Jamie Hester, KSTA President and Informal Science Education
Dr. Kim Zeidler-Watters, KSTA Executive Director