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Re: GK-12 NSF grants
I think that it is safe to assume that there will be at least one student
interested from each college. I suggest looking at
from where you can follow to "Abstracts of Recent Awards..." link to get
inspiration (by the way they are .4 M$/year on the average). I see some
really fascinating ideas, like in "Advancing Geospatial Skills...." which
far beyond a graduate students assisting teacher's class. I am sure that
can get many good ideas by carefully reading these abstracts.
There is lots of emphasis on the "professional development" of teachers. I
just want to make it clear that the participating teachers, in addition to
4.5K/year stipend, are also entitled to additional allowances towards
professional development. By the way, students' 30-40K$/year includes
tuition, so they end up with more or less the same net monthly stipends as
other TA's supported in more traditional ways.
Please make effort to come up with creative ideas. It's really worth it:
teachers' careers could get a big boost, physicists could bring lots of TA
money to their institutions etc...
>I asked for a show of hands among the graduate students here at Tufts
>and found one student who is very interested in being one of these
>K-12 teaching fellows if we get a grant for such things.
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