GK-12 CASE

Project Dates: 2010-2015
Project Lead: Angela Larson
Client: University of Alaska Fairbanks

The GK-12 CASE program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a partnership between University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) science graduate students and K-12 teachers in three Alaska school districts. The project’s intellectual focus is climate change and its impacts on Alaska, and the project’s partnership will advance understanding of the scientific concepts fundamental to this topic in this high-latitude region. The program will place 10 graduate fellows per year in local and rural Alaska schools, with 5 at the elementary level and 3 at the high school level in the FNSBSD and 2 fellows in partnering rural districts. To measure the impact of the GK-12 CASE project on graduate fellows and teachers Goldstream Group developed pre/post knowledge surveys; end-of-year surveys for participants; summer institute feedback forms; and a faculty mentor/advisor survey. In addition, Goldstream Group developed a student pre/post survey to measure the student interest in science before and after their teachers participated in the GK-12 project. Goldstream Group will analyze all survey data and provide annual written reports.