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Summer Institutes Engage Educators in Science Learning

Aug 21, 2011
Summer 2011

This summer, 36 educators came to GMRI to practice ways to provide authentic and personally meaningful science learning experiences. They worked with our education staff in the lab, in the field, and online using our Vital Signs platform and other online curriculum resources. The group included middle and high school teachers from across the state, interdisciplinary teacher teams from seven middle schools, and leaders from 4-H clubs and other out-of-school programs. This summer marked our first advanced institute, which went deeper into asking meaningful scientific questions, data collection and analysis, and communication with experts online.

One participant said: "I've realized just how powerful a learning tool Vital Signs is. It will change the dynamics in my classroom, letting my students be the scientists and me be their coach."

Read a post on the Vital Signs blog from another participant.