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Scientific Communication – K12 Classroom Strategies for Researchers!

July 16 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

K12 teachers have extensive experience simplifying complex topics for their students – come learn strategies to teach the next generation!

Dates & Locations (3 evenings):

July 16-18, 2024 | 5-7pm @Zoom

Led by Tracy LaGrassa, Eric Walters, and Jason Sullivan

How do we convince others of the significance of our research? How can we communicate true-to-life research in a form that is easy to grasp by those not in our field? How can we offer models that are applicable to teachers and their students in their classrooms? In this 3-evening professional learning workshop we will look at strategies, scaffolds, and examples of teacher project plans and materials and templates that teachers have developed to translate scientific research into simplified, student and classroom friendly materials and learning experiences. We will look at sample student work to explore how we can translate complex topics for audiences of diverse background knowledge, to help students and others understand the significance of your research, your process and your outcomes.

During the workshop we will look at various rubrics and toolkits for translating research and projects into clear and captivating stories in various formats, for a variety of student audiences. We will unpack examples of student proposals and drafts – in order to better align how we approach translating materials that share the rationale behind your work and where it fits into the bigger picture of daily life.

In this workshop series, we will also dig into the multiple types of classroom inquiry, how they overlap with your own processes, and spend time translating some of what you do into classroom models of inquiry.

There are many sciences, many ways to communicate, and many audiences to communicate to! With the understanding that participating researchers may also be at different points in their respective research or project timelines, and have different target communication products, we will be inviting you to share a bit of detail about your project or research in advance, your target audience and ideal product, in order to better tailor the workshop experience to your needs.

Cost: (Limited # of tickets!) $55

Graduate Student Price: $25

STEMteachersNYC delivers professional development workshops for teachers, by teachers, about teaching, since 2011. All workshops over 2hrs offer CTLE. CUNY Pre-service teachers may attend for free. Please reach out if your school requires an invoice. We are an NYCDOE MTAC Vendor.

Current CUNY students with valid ID may attend summer workshops at a discount or for FREE! Please email [email protected] for details.

Email general questions to [email protected]. Note this workshop requires a minimum number of participants. In the event there are not enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled, and a refund will be issued.

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Please read the FAQs section below carefully before registering.

Please note: We take screenshots, photographs and record video of our workshops in order to publicize a positive image of science teaching, and of STEMteachersNYC – a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – and to support future teacher leaders. If you register, you are agreeing to be photographed and to have your voice and image video-recorded. You are also agreeing to relinquish all your rights to the photographs and video recordings.

If you do not wish to be photographed or video-recorded – you must inform us before the workshop starts. For in-person workshops, we will take one photograph of your face so that we can erase your image if we happen to catch it by chance during the workshop, and we will do our best to avoid you. We would also appreciate your cooperation in positioning yourself at the edge of the group so as to help us avoid you.