2014 Annual Science Report
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Reporting | SEP 2013 – DEC 2014
EPO Activity: There's a Scientist in My Classroom! Workshop
“MIT team member Benjamin Kotrc worked with partners from the MIT Edgerton Center, Cambridge Science Festival, HHMI, and Harvard University to hold two successful teacher-scientist workshops, previously known under the name ““Telling Your Story”“.
In October/November 2013, the workshop was expanded into two day-long sessions aimed at grades 4-8 and 9-12, respectively. In addition to pre/post and follow-up surveys of workshop participants, an attempt was made to deepen the evaluation of the classroom visits resulting from these workshops. (Figures 1,2 – caption: ““Researchers and classroom teachers forge connections—rotating speed-dating style to meet as many of each other as possible—and discuss what makes successful classroom visits work”“) (Figure 3 – caption: ““Among the most popular parts of the day are when participants get to experience examples of successful hands-on activities, before applying what they have learned to develop some of their own.”“)”