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CI 499 TS - Issues and Development in Educ - Translating Science

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Seminar course on topics not treated by regularly scheduled courses; requests for initiation may be made by students or faculty member. Course Information: 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Special Instructions:

Translating Science: Connecting the Next Generation Scientist with K12 Educators. This graduate level seminar course will help interested science graduate students learn about and engage in meaningful outreach activities. Students will work with licensed science educators in addition to their traditional university level instructors and mentors to learn how to better reach teachers and K-12 students. It will provide the theoretical foundation and practical tools needed to develop outreach materials grounded in science education literature, policy, and best practices. Course work will focus on developing a science investigation or outreach activity for use in a K-12 classroom linked to graduate students- science interests and/or personal research projects. Optional work in subsequent semesters would include implementation in K-12 settings and writing a practitioner-focused manuscript in collaboration with practicing teachers.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Fall


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