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GK-12 in China:
Five GK-12 fellows and five
GK-12 middle school teachers
will spend a week working on
science inquiry with the
Jiangsu Institute of Education
and a local K-12 school. Each
fellow will undertake
collaborative research in a
Chinese university for at
least 2 weeks. Check out
blogs written by a teacher
and a staff member and read
a short synopsis of the trip.

This web site received the
NSF GK-12 Web Site
Award for Promoting and
Disseminating GK-12

at its annual meeting in
Washington, D.C. in
March 2008.


NSF/Discovery Learning Center GK12 Program Timeline


  • Graduate fellows attend Maymester course, GRAD 590G


  • Middle school teachers conduct a two-day orientation, "Realities of Middle School," for the graduate fellows
  • All participants attend a one-week inquiry-learning workshop, GRAD 590K


  • Form four teams, each with two teachers and two fellows
  • Teams create and/or modify learning modules (each team will set their own schedules)
  • All teams attend intermediate progress update meetings

Academic Year

  • Graduate Fellows serve as "Visiting Scientists" in middle school classrooms
  • Learning modules are piloted in middle school classrooms
  • During the program, teachers and schools will provide valuable input on topics including (but not limited to):
    • Usefulness of technology in the classroom
    • Utilization of grad fellows in the classrooms
    • Subject matter and pedagogical styles
    • Target grades and classes
    • Assessment topics

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