[Bionews] A Unique Partnership: the NIMBioS Teacher Collaboration Program

Catherine Crawley via bionews%40net.bio.net (by ccrawley from nimbios.org)
Mon Dec 19 14:53:52 EST 2011


Educational partnerships between scientists/faculty and K-12 teachers
offer mutual professional benefits.The National Institute for
Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)brings the two
communities together through its Teacher Collaboration Program
<http://www.nimbios.org/education/teacher_collaboration> (TCP). The
program pairs K-12 teachers with interest in mathematics and biology
with active researchers in the math biology community including:
faculty, post-docs, and educators from the institute and recruits from
the math biology community.

Collaboration activities can include electronic emails, phone sessions,
teaching projects, classroom visits (in person or via web), cooperation
for after school activities (in person or via web), curriculum
discussion, enhanced applications to math biology, and discussions on
work assignments.

Partnerships promote the unity of science and math education. Through
their partners, teachers gain access to resources and knowledge of the
latest science and math research and perspective on education at the
university level. And through their K-12 teacher partners, scientists
and university faculty improve communication skills, learn the latest in
pedagogy, and gain insight into education at the K-12 level.

NIMBioS also maintains a TCP Wiggio, an online collaboration community,
for the purpose of sharing ideas, information, resources and event
schedules.

For more information about the program and a link to request a partner,
go to http://www.nimbios.org/education/teacher_collaboration


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Catherine Crawley, Ph.D.
Communications Coordinator
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
University of Tennessee
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Knoxville, TN 37996-1527
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