Come meet Samuel C. Silverstein of Columbia University and listen to his talk on “Measuring the Impact of Teacher Research Experiences on Student Achievement.” He will discuss the results of an 11-year study recently highlighted in Science magazine entitled “Teachers’ Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students’ Achievement in Science.”
The study followed 145 teachers who completed Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for High School Science Teachers between 1994-2005. By tracking student scores of participating and comparison teachers on the New York State standardized science exam (Regents), Silverstein was able to measure significant gains in student performance and link them to their teachers’ participation in the program. Teacher retention among program participants was also much higher than the norm.
Thursday, December 10, 2009 4:00pm Stanford University Cubberley Room 115 Map/directions available at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/CubberleyDirections.html
Samuel C. Silverstein is Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the founder of the innovative and effective Summer Research Program for High School Science Teachers in New York, a model for many Research Experience for Teachers (RET) programs around the country (including Stanford’s). In 2005, Dr. Silverstein received the Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science Education from the American Society of Cell Biology, in recognition of this program’s longevity and impact.