As we explore K-12 research experiences, we want to learn more about you and the work you have accomplished or aspire to do. We appreciate you taking the time to prepare and submit the resources listed below, which will enhance our networking and collaborative opportunities.
Bio slide: Create one slide to tell us about you. This link will take you to a template. Instructions are provided on the first slide. After you have completed your slide, download a copy and add to our Workshop Materials folder.
On Monday, each participant will have an opportunity to give a "flash talk" describing your example of a K-12 research experience. This talk should consist of two slides in which you summarize in a few sentences what your program is or was about. Include a picture or two that we could use in a publication that illustrates your program. Upload your presentation to the Google Drive folder here.
Sunday, April 10
Registration, Pre-workshop Survey - 5:00 PM
Dinner and snacks
Orientation to GBO, Reception
Telescope Road, Optional
Monday, April 11
Breakfast - 8:00 AM
Review of the Literature: led by Sue Ann Heatherly
Participatory Flash Talks 1
Each participant will have an opportunity to briefly describe their K-12 research experience. Other participants will record thoughts related to breakout room questions.
Coffee Break - 10:15
Participatory Flash Talks continued
Whole Group discussion:
Just what is research for K-12 students?
The literature underscores the value of research to UG students. but is scant on K-12 research. Why should K-12 students engage in research?
Lunch - 12:30
Report Out & Synthesize
Digging deeper. From what (essential elements) to how these are enabled.
Breakout rooms - evaluating K-12 research
Share and Discuss
Networking Session headsets required
Ask Me More poster session, Refreshments
Dinner - 6:00
Radio Research Demonstration Sophie and Sue Ann
20 Meter Telescope for remote participants:
Social - 8:30
Tuesday, April 12
""If I only had one hour to save the world, I would spend 55 minutes defining the problem and only five minutes finding the solution." Albert Einstein
Breakfast - 8:00 AM
Science Center auditorium
Review of Day 1, gaps to address? Day 1 discussions could impact our plan for Day 2 so we will be flexible!
Diversity & Inclusion Talk
NSF INCLUDES Goals and programs and K-12 research
Coffee Break - 10:00
Whole Group Brainstorm
Who should participate in STEM research? Obstacles to Participation & Equity
Link to Jamboard :
Breakout Session 2
Digging In: Root Cause Analysis
In this session you will use this time to further dissect DEI in STEM research and will group these problems into affinity groups.
Lunch - 12:15
Telescope Tours, onsite and virtual
Taking a look at DEI problems. Which of these make sense as high leverage areas for future work?
Breakout Session 3
Choose a breakout room based on our top 4-5 areas, and begin to describe the kinds of programs you might develop to tackle these problems, and move the needle.
Link to Google Slide Template
Report Out, Discussion
Next Steps Discussion
Did we miss any topics?
Structuring resources for the community
Creating a white paper.
Who would be willing to write (stipends available)?
Who would be willing to edit?
Ideas for Dissemination
Ideas for future collaborations?
Optional Networking Session
Dinner - 6:00
Social - 7:00
Wednesday, April 13
Breakfast/Boxed Lunch To-Go