Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Mary Stapleton, Towson University
Abstract: K-12/University partnerships are a critical component of our nation’s public education system. Maryland recently adopted the new Next Generation Science Standards, which call for a dramatic shift in science teaching and learning in K-12 school systems and support from institutions of higher education will be critical as school systems adapt to this change. In this presentation, you will learn more about K-12/university partnerships and what the current K-12 education landscape looks like, both at the state and national level. We will explore the integral role that informal science outreach programs play in this landscape with an emphasis on programming at Towson University’s Center for STEM Excellence (TUCSE), located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We will discuss the various ways that TUCSE advances the TU2020 strategic plan by serving the K-12 community, university science faculty and undergraduates.
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