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Read how the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation community is making strides in STEM education.

10/31/2014

SOUTHRIDGE HIGH TEACHER BRADFORD HILL’S LOVE OF PHYSICS MADE BEAVERTON A MODEL PROGRAM

The work of KSTF Senior Fellow Bradford Hill was profiled in an October 31, 2014 www.oregonlive.com article. The article discusses Bradford’s transformation of how physics is taught in his school, his district …Read More

9/05/2014

ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME

Heather Buskirk, KSTF Senior Fellow, is featured on the United States’ Department of Education Teach to Lead website. The story chronicles her role in co-founding a STEM-based school focused on project-based learning …Read More

8/29/2014

NEW (SCHOOL) YEAR RESOLUTIONS PART 3

KSTF Senior Fellow  Alexandra Fuentes  discusses her resolution for the 2014–2015 school year in an August 28, 2014 Teach Plus blog published on the Huffington Post. Read Alexandra’s resolution.

8/18/2014

FOR UW-RIVER FALLS CLASS, SUMMER MEANS STUDYING AN ICY TELESCOPE

This summer, KSTF Senior Fellow Katey Shirey is introducing high school students to engineering design as an Upward Bound instructor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Upward Bound students are studying the …Read More

8/15/2014

TEACHER LEADERSHIP AS ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP

In a Huffington Post blog entitled, “ Teacher Leadership as Adaptive Leadership, ” KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie  discusses viewing teacher leadership as adaptive leadership, and how this idea can be used to drive teacher-led educational …Read More

7/28/2014

AWARD-WINNING SAN FRANCISCO TEACHER INSPIRES KIDS TO FULL POTENTIAL

In a July 28, 2014 CBS San Francisco article, KSTF Senior Fellow Jessica Uy provides career advice to aspiring teachers. Read the full article.

7/10/2014

THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF TEACHER NETWORKS

In a Huffington Post blog entitled, “ The Untapped Potential of Teacher Networks, ” KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie  describes how teacher networks can be leveraged to improve the U.S. educational system.  

7/07/2014

KNOWLES SCIENCE TEACHING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2014 TEACHING FELLOWS

Five-year Teaching Fellowship supports beginning STEM teachers Moorestown, N.J., July 7, 2014 – The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) today announced its 2014 cohort of Teaching Fellows. Selected from a …Read More

6/23/2014

KSTF NAMES JEFFREY J. ROZELLE DIRECTOR, TEACHING FELLOWS PROGRAM

Moorestown, N.J., June 23, 2014 – The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey J. Rozelle as Director of its Teaching Fellows Program, effective May 9, 2014. The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program—the Foundation’s signature program—offers stipends, funds for professional development, grants for teaching materials, and opportunities for leadership development and mentoring for early-career STEM teachers through a comprehensive five-year Fellowship designed to build a stable, sustainable cadre of networked leading teachers, who are trained and supported as leaders from the beginning of their careers. …Read More

6/18/2014

BRINGING SCIENCE TO THE COMMUNITY

On May 31, 2014, Springfield, Va.-based Robert E. Lee High School hosted its third annual Community Science Day. Spearheaded by 2010 KSTF Teaching Fellow  Heather Moore, the event engaged the community by providing age appropriate, …Read More

6/16/2014

KIRSTIN MILKS PUBLISHED IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

An article written by 2009 Teaching Fellow Kirstin Milks  was published in the all-digital summer 2014 issue of Educational Leadership. In “What I Learned from Rolo,” Kirstin describes how she learned to …Read More

5/07/2014

THE TROUBLE WITH TOP-DOWN

An article written by 2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow Rebecca Van Tassell, “The Trouble with Top-Down,” was published in the May 2014 issue of Educational Leadership. The article highlights the importance of equipping teachers with …Read More

5/06/2014

HIGH-LEVERAGE IPAD APPS FOR THE MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM

KSTF Teacher Developer Ayanna Perry is the co-author of “High-Leverage iPad Apps for the Mathematics Classroom,” an article that was published in the Technology Tips section of the May 2014 issue of …Read More

5/06/2014

WHAT’S IN A NAME? THE CASE FOR ‘LEADING TEACHER’ VS. ‘TEACHER LEADER’

KSTF Executive Director  Nicole Gillespie  discusses why she feels “leading teacher” is a more accurate and evocative term than “teacher leader,” in a Huffington Post blog post entitled, “ What’s in a Name? The Case for ‘Leading Teacher’ vs. ‘Teacher Leader. ‘”

5/01/2014

ENERGY THEATRE

2009 KSTF Teaching Fellow Lindsay Wells co-wrote an article entitled Energy Theatre, which was published in the May 2014 edition of The Physics Teacher. The article describes an activity that engages all students in representing the …Read More