Minisymposium I on K-16 collaborations

Bryn Mawr College K-12 Summer Institute Program
Wednesday, 16 July 2003

A Follow-up to an Earlier Institute Minisymposium and a PKAL Sponsored Symposium
and Prelude to Minisymposium II

(See Summary report on Minisymposia I and II)

To bring together K-12 and college/university educators to discuss ways that they can better work together to create optimal learning environments for all students at all levels of the the educational system, with particular reference to assuring effective education with science and mathematics.

Though often regarded and treated as separate activities, K-12 and college/university/graduate education are fundamentally and intricately interdependent. Those engaged in college/university/graduate education are themselves the products of K-12 education and K-12 educators are in turn the products of college/university/graduate education. The reciprocal relationships make it hard to imagine meaningful educational innovation without effective exchange of ideas and aspirations between K-12 and college/university/graduate educators.

Given their professional experiences, together with their experiences both as undergraduates and as students in education and other graduate programs, K-12 educators have a particularly advantageous perspective from which to make suggestions about how to improve both K-12 and college/university education. At the same time, college/university/graduate faculty have distinctive perspectives and resources that can be beneficial to K-12 educators. What is needed is greater conversation between the two groups, predicated on the presumption that such exchange is very much in the best interests of both, as well as of more effective experiences at all levels of the educational system.


9:30 - 10:15K-12 teachers commenting on their experiences with the K-12 community, as students and as professionals (see on-line comments)
10:30 - 11:15College/university/graduate educators discussing existing programs to prepare and assist K-12 educators
11:30 - 12:15General discussion of plans to improve K-16 collaborations
12:15 - 1:00 Continued discussion and planning over lunch



K-12 Teachers in the Brain and Behavior Institute
RaMona M. Adams John P. Turner School
Pamela BurtonJohn P. Turner School  
John P. DaltonLincoln High
Doris DanielsDimner Beeber Middle School 
Angela Griffin-GrantDimner Beeber Middle School 
Rochelle HerdanCCA Baldi Middle
Randal HollyFitzSimons Middle
Joyce Elizabeth Hubert-TheriotHenderson Senior High
Julie LeavittAMY Northwest Middle
Lois MackeyEdison/Fareira High
Sheila MichaelGrover Washington Junior Middle Schoolsmichael@phila.k12,
Linda MiddlesworthAMY Northwest Middle School 
William SgrilloJohn P. Turner Middle
Antoinette Sisco SolimanDarby Township Elementary
Linda SlatteryPenn High
Geneva TolliferreoBenjamin Rush Middle
Regina ToscaniCentral East Middle
Carolyn TysonJohn P. Turner Middle
College/university/graduate faculty/students
Peter BrodfuehrerDept of Biology, Bryn Mawr
Lisa ChirlianDept of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini
Kathleen ConnWest Chester School
Ellie EsmondCommunity Service Office, Bryn
Wil FranklinDepartment of Biology, Bryn
Paul GrobsteinBryn Mawr
Alice LesnickBryn Mawr/Haverford Education
Michael NoelDept of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
Trecia PottingerBryn Mawr College graduate
Jennie RickardDean of Admissions, Bryn Mawr
Flora ShepherdBryn Mawr College undergraduate
Jeff Tecosky-FeldmanDept of Math, Haverford
Nia TurnerBryn Mawr
Hannah WilhelmBryn Mawr College
Ca-Lishea WoodsCommunity Service Office, Bryn
Annaliese ZimmermanBryn Mawr College

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