BRYN MAWR COLLEGE SUMMER INSTITUTES
Science and a Sense of Place 2007
Please continue thinking about our
conversations during the ten days of the Institute, and what we might
continue to do together to bring about desireable changes in
pre-college (and college) education. Insitute materials will remain
available to you (and others) at http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/suminst/scienceplace2007. There you'll find links to all notes and resource lists, your own blogs, and the institute forum area.
Please visit the home page once more this weekend and
leave there your thoughts/ideas/suggestions about our two weeks
together. And keep us all posted during the year by recording your
thoughts/experiences at least monthly. Keep in mind Serendip, the kinds
of resources and conversations it would be helpful to you and others to
have there, and contributions that you (and your students) might be
able to make to that.
By September 1, please POST A CURRICULUM
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL IN THE COMMENT SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
This should describe some aspect of your experiences with the Institute
which suggests a way to improve pre-college education, and the
particular changes which you want to try out in your own classroom. It
should include as well a budget indicating how you will spend $200 to
bring about those changes. (If you participated in the Brain and
Behavior Institute, you can submit a proposal, in two copies, for work
arising from both institutes). Checks will be mailed for receipt by
By June 1, please prepare and send to us a report
on the outcome of your curriculum development activities. This report
should be thoughtful (including both successes and failures), no more
than three or four pages long, and provide a synopsis of what you
actually did and how that in turn suggests additional things for
yourself and other teachers.
All of us involved with the Summer Institute program would
like to continue to work with you in any additional ways that you think
would be helpful. Stay in touch.
Anne Dalke and Wil Franklin
Departments of English and Biology
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010