Become an F2 Fellow!
PlantingScience is seeking 30 early-career scientists to participate in our Digging Deeper F2 research project with high school teachers and their students this summer and fall. This project is a replication of our Digging Deeper research done in 2016 and 2017, which evaluated how effective student-teacher-scientist partnerships (STSPs) like PlantingScience are at promoting student mastery of desired content and at positively influencing how student participants think and feel about scientists in general.
The Digging Deeper study was published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching this past March, and we are currently preparing to replicate the study during the Fall, 2024 session. For this reason, we are seeking to recruit early career scientists to serve in a modified 'liaison' capacity during that session.
Digging Deeper Fellows and Teachers working together during the 2017 Summer Professional Learning workshop.
What F2 Fellows Do
In a typical PlantingScience session, members of our Master Plant Science Team act as liaisons for our participating groups. In this role, they assist the group's teacher by helping with team setup, recruiting mentors, and monitoring the conversations to step in and post to student teams when their mentors are slow to respond.
F2 Fellows perform similar duties, but with certain additions. Fellows will:
Summer 2024: Collaborative Professional Learning
Fellows are required to attend one of the following options:
Fall 2024: Facilitating Student Mentoring
Fellows will provide support to two high school teachers and their students in a liaison role during the Fall 2024 PlantingScience session. This role is estimated to take approximately 2 hours/week while the class is active.
To apply to be a F2 Fellow, candidates must:
In addition, ideal F2 Fellows candidates will have experience with the following:
*While US citizenship and/or residency is not a requirement for participation, the project is sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and the majority of teachers and students participating will be in the United States (GMT-4 to GMT-9). Time-zone compatibility and travel costs/logistics will be considered in making final selections.
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