Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

Robert Cobb
James Dill
Wiliam Halteman
Thomas Hess
George Jacobson
Jody Jellison
Walter Harris
John Singer
Robert Cashon
Cathy Hopper

Organizational Partners

Old Town Schools
Orono-Veazie Schools
Indian Island School
Union 90 Schools
Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refug

Project Period

November 1, 1999-October 31, 2003

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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The program for Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education at the University of Maine is consistent with the State's legislatively mandated goals for education in Science and Technology. Twelve Fellows are working in four local school districts through this program, which engages colleagues at the University and K-12 schools in transfer of knowledge and curriculum development with respect to topics such as Classifying Living Things, Forestry & Pulp and Paper Studies, and The Hydrological Cycle. The project is providing K-12 students and teachers with access to curriculum development, field trips, technology, and equipment that local school budgets had not provided. A summer "science camp" is being used in the training program to establish the teaching teams (university faculty and K-12 teachers) that mentor Fellows. The program provides SMET fellowships for the University, professional development for K-12 teachers, important role models and knowledge to K-12 students, and a strong bond between the science faculty of the University and K-12 teachers.