Renewable Energy K-12 Education Outreach
K-12 outreach Coordinator: Barb Moskal
The REMRSEC effort is in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines Center for Assessment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CA-STEM) and the Bechtel K-5 Educational Excellence Initiative. Each summer a two-week summer workshop was offered to participating elementary teachers (grades K-5).
In 2012, a total of eighteen elementary school teachers participated; fourteen of which were women. Nine teachers participated in the first summer workshop; the remaining teachers participated in the second workshop. Nineteen elementary school teachers participated in the academic year program. Seven graduate students or teaching fellows also attended the summer program. All assisted the elementary school classrooms during the academic year.
Throughout the academic year, scientists, researchers and fellows provide direct classroom support to the participating teachers for up to fifteen hours per week. Summer programs and after school clubs are taught by fellows and offered to students attending the participating schools. The goals of the two-week summer workshop are as follows:
• Introduce to practicing teachers the applications of mathematics and science in the real worls
• Prepare fellows to support the classroom;
• Create cooperative classroom teams between teachers and fellows
• Create a fluent transition from elementary mathematics and science to secondary mathematics and science.