..Science and Engineering of the Environment of Los Angeles, UCLAGK-12 Program

 

 

 

Overview

The UCLA Science and Engineering of the Environment of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) GK-12 program is supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (NSF GK-12). The NSF GK-12 is designed to partner K-12 teachers and scientists in an effort to improve science education.

The SEE‐LA GK-12 program partners UCLA faculty, UCLA science and engineering graduate students (Fellows), middle and high school science teachers from LA Unified and Culver City Unified School Districts, and their students into a program of science and engineering exploration that brings the environment of Los Angeles into the classroom.

UCLA GK‐12 Fellows serve as “scientists‐in‐residence” and work with teachers in their classrooms to enhance the science curriculum, and serve as science and engineering role models to students.

Program Goals

• To improve communication and teaching skills of Fellows

• To provide science role models to K‐12 students

• To create inquiry‐based lessons for K‐12 science curriculum

Our program is funded for five years beginning the 2008-2009 school year. UCLA has also been funded for GK-12 programs in the past (see GK-12 Science and Mathematics Inquiry in Los Angeles Urban Schools).

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0742410.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Last modified: 22 August, 2013