K-16 Connections

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Jump for the Sun Program
Mary L. Crowe
The Environmental Institute of the Jump for the Sun II (JFS) program was designed to change middle school girls and middle school teacher attitudes about doing science, which uses science activities to increase interest in STEM fields.

Personal Statements

PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century Statement
Shubhik K. DebBurman
Shubhik DebBurman, PKAL F21 Class of 2004 member, discusses ways of preparing diverse graduates for a technologically sophisticated and scientifically interdisciplinary twenty-first century community in his member statement.

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LabPlan Homepage
The National Science Foundation sponsored a planning study with the objective of developing criteria, standards, and a process for programming and planning prototype laboratories and support spaces for secondary school instruction.


A PKAL essay: K-12 science teachers: partners in community
College faculty should recognize that their students are bridges that link their world to the high schools: high school teachers pass students on to college, and many of those same students prepare in college for careers as teachers. The natural science community bridges the gap between levels of schooling.
Building teacher scholar partnerships
M. Patricia Morse
Teacher scholar partnerships are opportunities for a college and university to strengthen its relationship with the community by increasing the civic engagement of its students and graduates, and, to motivate students to consider K-12 teaching as a career.
Creek Connections: Connecting Kids and Curriculum through Watershed Studies
James O. Palmer
At the heart of this teacher scholar partnership is a collaboration between the college and public school districts in western Pennsylvania and New York for the purpose of encouraging natural science education through hands-on field and laboratory experiences.
Earth Exploration Toolbook: Educational Uses of Earth System Science Datasets and Tools
Tamara Shapiro Ledley, Carla McAuliffe, LuAnn Dahlman
The Earth Exploration Toolbook was developed to meet the growing need for access to Earth science datasets and data analysis tools to help students understand the processes that shape the Earth system.
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
Tamara Shapiro Ledley
DLESE is a distributed, community-led electronic library that facilitates access to resources for teaching and learning about the Earth at all educational levels. The library provides interfaces and tools to allow student exploration of geospatial materials and Earth datasets.