K-12 Teachers

Research Experiences for Teachers (Northeastern University and UML)

Teachers participate in a six-week long Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Program  overseen by NEU's Center for STEM Education (formerly CESAME).

Participants will be paired in research assignments at NEU and UML and will work a minimum of 35 hours per week at their sites. Most of the time will be spent in the research laboratory working on some aspect of CHN research. Additionally, there may be time spent in project team meetings, seminars, special training sessions, professional development meetings, field trips and RET group meetings. As part of the research experience, all participants are required to keep a Laboratory Research Notebook, a Reflective Journal, and develop a research presentation to be shared with colleagues and affiliates at the end of the summer. Additionally, an outline of the lesson plan/curriculum connection will be shared at the last meeting of the summer. 

Further information can be obtained at the Research Experience for Teachers, Northeastern University Web site.

Since this RET program is centered at NEU, an experienced RET teacher, Mark Casto from Amesbury High School) will assist the teachers placed at UML. Mark's previous projects can be viewed at this Web site.