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Name Elizabeth Jakob
College UMASS
Department Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Day_phone 577-0707
Evening_phone 259-1989
Email_address ejakob@ent.umass.edu
Course graduate fellowship
Students 7
Also
Other_term by arrangement
Partnership_Desired biology, any level
Proposal We have 7 graduate fellows funded by the Department of Education in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. They are seeking experience at some level of K-12 teaching--either directly interacting with K-12 students or with their teachers. Possibilities include leading a class, helping to create teaching material, or assisting in other ways. The arrangement can be very flexible. If you are interested in working with one or more of our Fellows, please contact me (preferably by email) and I will pass the information on to the fellows.
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Name Morton Sternheim
College_school UMass
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Name Morton Sternheim
College_school UMass
Day_phone 51908
EMail mort
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Name Sylvia Jamros
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Name Sylvia Jamros
College_school Mahar Middle School
Day_phone 978-544-2542
EMail sjamros@massed.net
Conf_title Geological Society of America
Conf_location New Brunswick, NJ
Conf_dates March 13, 14, 15, 2000
Reason Co-Presenter at STEMTEC collaborative presentation. Effectiveness of K-16 Collaboration in Geoscience Education.
Registration $35 plus
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Name Sylvia Jamros
College_school Mahar Middle School
Day_phone 978-544-2542
EMail sjamros@massed.net
Conf_title Geological Society of America
Conf_location New Brunswick, NJ
Conf_dates March 13, 14, 15, 2000
Reason Co-Presenter at STEMTEC collaborative presentation. Effectiveness of K-16 Collaboration in Geoscience Education.
Registration $35 plus
Total food & lodging for 3 days, expenses to cover presentation material, see Richard Yuretich for further information
Other_funding none
Report final report was submitted
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Name Richard D. Little
College_school Greenfield Comm. College
Day_phone 413 - 775-1445
EMail little@gcc.mass.edu
Conf_title Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section
Conf_location New Brunswick, MJ
Conf_dates March 12-13-14-15
Reason I am a co-convener of a session on K-16 Connections and am presenting a topic entitled "Go Hollywood: Creating High Quality Video for the Classroom and Beyond"
Support_goals Stemtec is highly profiled during this Session and my talk will highlight the video production process supported by Stemtec and matching funds.
Registration 90
Lodging 300
Food 60
Ground 100
Total $550
Other_funding GCC Prof. Dev't money may be available
Report yes
Abstract Go "Hollywood": Create High Quality Videos for Your Classroom and Beyond The creation of high quality videos of local and regional geological topics is now possible due to moderately priced digital video cameras and, more importantly, computers with sufficient memory for digital editing. The ability to digitally edit means that text and graphics can easily be inserted, transitions and filters can be easily applied, and scenes can be changed and updated without having to completely reassemble a master tape as with analog (tape to tape) editing systems. The resulting video, or compact disk, is of much higher quality, approaching "broadcast" standards. Creating video programs for your courses as well as a wider audience is important in several ways. Besides highlighting local geology topics, they preserve a record of class field trips, allowing comparisons between various years. Students may be the stars of the video, or perhaps work in production as camera operators, graphic artists or editors, depending on their interests and training. The class videos become a useful tool for either introduction or review. Presentations that cover local or regional geology topics, can become quite popular. There is ready market for quality video productions amongst teachers and the educated public. As a participant in a National Science Foundation grant (STEMTEC: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative), the author was able to obtain the camera and editing system. The video production process and results will illustrated and discussed.
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Name Edward J. Brush
College_school Bridgewater State College
Day_phone (508) 531-2116
EMail ebrush@bridgew.edu
Conf_title 30th American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting
Conf_location University of New Hampshire, Durham
Conf_dates June 24-27, 2001
Reason I will be giving a presentation entitled, "Getting Started With Student-Active Learning in the Introductory Chemistry Curriculum". This paper has been accepted for presentation at a NERM symposium on "Change in Chemistry Education".
Support_goals I attended the STEMTEC state-wide institute in summer 1999, and have successfully incorporated many of the ideas and models that were discussed at that institute. By presenting this paper to an audience of chemists at the ACS NERM meeting, I will be "spreading the word" STEMTEC course innovations and models, and encouraging to look into the benefits of attending a STEM-sponsored workshop.
Registration $75
Lodging $370
Food $80
Ground $40
Total $565
Other_funding None. I have exhausted my travel allowance for this year.
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Abstract The introductory sequence of general and organic chemistry has been a major focus of curriculum reform efforts in chemical education. A central target has been the "traditional" lecture style, an approach now generally believed to be ineffective with the learning styles of today's students. In the fall of 1999, I decided to adopt some of the pedagogical approaches discussed at an NSF-funded STEMTEC Statewide Institute, and to promote Student-Active Learning in my introductory general chemistry course at Bridgewater State College. In this presentation I will discuss my own, somewhat tentative, approach for getting started with cooperative group work in the general chemistry classroom. The net impact has been very positive as student groups created and sustained a dynamic classroom environment by becoming actively engaged in problem solving, sharing ideas, providing feedback, and teaching each other. I will provide examples of group projects, assessment of the outcomes, and a discussion of the problems that were encountered. I will also include a preliminary report on the introduction of student-active learning in the organic chemistry classroom during the fall 2000 semester.
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College_school mort
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Name Ana Gaillat
College_school Greenfield Community College
Day_phone (413)775-1233
EMail gaillat@gcc.mass.edu
Conf_title 17th. Biennial Conference in Chemical Education
Conf_location Bellingham, WA
Conf_dates 7/27 to 8/1/2002
Reason Will be presenting and organizing the symposium Chemistry Beyond Chemistry (Interdisciplinary teaching of Chemistry) Will fax abstract
Support_goals Will allow for idea sharing, networking and disemination of problem based and integrated teaching of chemistry
Registration 190
Air_fare 509
Lodging 270
Food 50
Ground 50
Total 1069
Other_funding STEMTEC GCC account funds
Report yes
Abstract Will fax, along with The Greenfield recorder article on the presentation
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