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Poster Presentations by GK-12 Projects

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2009
Renaissance Hotel, Washington, DC

Deadline for submitting abstracts:  March 9, 2009


Registration/Submission Form for GK-12 Project Abstracts:

All GK-12 projects are invited (and encouraged) to present a poster (only one per project).
Presenters will have one side of a 4' h x 8' w poster board to display their information.

Specific guidelines have been developed for the posters; please read them carefully.

A. Project posters must focus on one or more of these five themes:

(1) Bringing fellow’s research into the K-12 setting
Describe and provide examples of how fellows did this, include associated lesson plans or activities. You might give any general guidelines that all fellows can use.

(2) Communicating STEM
Describe how project trained fellows to effectively communicate their STEM research to a broad audience, provide examples of any training models/methods, measures, and outcomes

(3) International collaborations
Describe your international collaboration from development to implementation. How did you establish the collaboration, recruit fellows, connect fellow's research with international partners? What were the outcomes? What general guidelines can you offer for others seeking to set up international connections?

(4) Marketing your project
Identify successful strategies for distributing materials to different constituencies, e.g., potential fellows, school administrators, general public, political reps, university community, etc. Describe novel approaches to marketing, i.e., radio, TV, and other media. Include samples of materials that promote your project: brochures, websites, etc.

(5) Summer workshops that work
Describe structure and organization of workshop, activities, trainings, outcomes, best ideas that others can use/adapt.

B. Poster presenters should bring a one-page fact sheet about their projects to disseminate at the poster session. The fact sheet should include:

(1) project location;
(2) discipline focus of fellows or project;
(3) number of fellows, teachers, and schools;
(4) grade-level focus;
(5) area served (rural, suburban, urban);
(6) partnership model (school-based, museum-based, etc);
(7) project website;
(8) contact information; and
(9) a short explanation of why you chose to address one of the above themes.

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Abstract:  No more than 1800 characters

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