Waters of the West GK12 Program Presents at NSTA Conference

Friday, November 11 2011

The University of Idaho Waters of the West GK12 program pairs graduate STEM students with teachers in 7 – 12 grade classrooms to improve the graduate students’ communication and teaching skills. The program manager and co-PI, Paul Allan, and co-PI, Jerine Pegg, will be presenting a session at the National Science Teachers Association regional conference in Seattle on Dec. 8-10. Two graduate students currently participating the GK12 program, Ryan Boylan (WoW, Science and Management) and Chris Currie (Environmental Science, Soil and Land Resources), were selected to present lessons related to their research that they designed and taught as resident scientists in their respective secondary classrooms. Attendees of this conference session will get hands-on experience with the lesson activities and come away with two new lessons for use in their classrooms and an appreciation of the U-Idaho GK12 program.