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Supporting Effective Teaching and Learning

Hemingway, Claire [1].

Planting Science and Cultivating Mentoring.

Did a mentor help pique and foster your interest in plant science? The PlantingScience program offers scientists from our sister societies meaningful opportunities to share their deep knowledge, curiosity, and excitement of scientific discovery, while helping students learn how science works and connects to everyday life. This interactive workshop will first present a brief introduction to the online mentoring PlantingScience program and then break into small discussion groups focused on the role of scientist mentors in science education. Join scientist mentors and K-16 educators in the program to explore and share strategies for effective mentoring. Using our experiences and student work in the program as a framework, we will address ways of promoting scientific habits of mind and guiding student investigations as well as some of the unique challenges of communicating online with young learners. This session is geared toward graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in building their mentoring skills, although it would be also of interest to faculty members looking for meaningful outreach programs to meet National Science Foundation's Broader Impact statement.

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1 - Botanical Society of America, 4475 Castleman Ave., P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri, 63166-0299, USA

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Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: W03
Location: Lake Michigan/Hilton
Date: Saturday, July 7th, 2007
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: W03001
Abstract ID:2509

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