of Grades 6-12 have been selected from school systems in Norwalk,
New Haven, and Danbury, Connecticut to participate in the inaugural
year of WISTR. Participating teachers will attend a six-day summer
workshop presented by the science faculty of WestConn. In conjunction
with the faculty, teachers will develop and implement a year-long
science research project, along with associated teaching pedagogy.
research fellows - who are currently undergraduate science education
students enrolled at WCSU - are expected to observe participating
teachers (from their own research lab group) teach class, apply
assessment instruments, and reflect with the teacher about their
questioning skills performance.