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Minisymposium K-16 Connections

July 16, 2001, 9 am - 4 pm
Bryn Mawr College, Park Science Center, Room 10

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8:00 a.m.

Coffee and Danish, (Room 227)

9:00 a.m.

Welcome E. McCormack (Room 10)

9:30 a.m.

PANEL I: Outreach Activities on our Campuses

Jody Cohen and Alison Cooke-Sather (Bryn Mawr College)

Rob Fairman and Karin Akerfeldt (Haverford College)


12-1 p.m.

Lunch: Birds -of-a-Feather, Dorothy Vernon Room

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  1. What are the actual and potential connections between K-12 and undergraduate science education? How can they benefit undergraduate science education and K-12 education?

  3. What are the special challenges we face to make science accessible for all students?

  5. What is the best way to educate and train the next generation of science teachers?

  7. How can we prepare students effectively to cope with the impact of science and technology on society? How do we increase general science literacy for more effective citizenship?


1-2:30 p.m.

PANEL II: Case Studies : Role of Summer Institutes in K-16 Collaborations

John Gossin, Retired Teacher, Lamberton School

Karen Cohen, Teacher, Lincoln High

Randal Holly, Teacher, FitzSimms Middle School

Joan Johnston, Teacher, North East High School

Claudette Stone, Assistant Principal at Girls High

2:30 p.m.


3:00 p.m.

Visions of K-16 connections (group activity)

3:30 p.m.

Report back from groups