Resources for Scientists in Partnership with Education
A project of CIRES Outreach and Science Discovery with funding from the National Science Foundation
ReSciPE is a project designed to assist scientists who are engaged with K-12 education. Our goals are:
- to increase the involvement and effectiveness of scientists participating in K-12 education;
- to draw scientists into additional professional development experiences that will further enhance their ability to contribute to education; and
- to identify the knowledge, motivations, and needs of scientists working with K-12 education, and to understand how they respond to and act upon professional development opportunities in education.
To achieve these goals, we offer a multi-faceted program with professional development workshops, development and sharing of resources, and a research study. Our program includes:
- a traveling, introductory, half- to full-day workshop on "Scientific Inquiry in the K-12 Classroom," for groups of working scientists and their education collaborators, and hosted by professional societies and disciplinary organizations.
- freely shared materials and follow-up consultations with workshop participants, to support participants in their science education leadership roles at their own sites.
- the ReSciPE Book—a web-based collection of annotated resources that address common needs of scientists as they work with teachers and students.
- an exploratory evaluation-with-research study of the readiness, response, and needs of the scientific community for professional development to support their education work.
Scientists examine the internal workings of a
black box to discover what is inside.
This is a past project; for a list of our current projects please
Helping Scientists Become Effective Partners in Education and Outreach
EPO and a Changing World: Creating Linkages and Expanding Partnerships
Professional Development Needs and Outcomes for Education-Engaged Scientists: A Research-Based Framework