April 1, 2023
James Madison University
US/Eastern timezone
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Science Overdrive: A K-8 and HS Collaboration

Apr 1, 2023, 10:15 AM
King Hall 0259 (James Madison University)

King Hall 0259

James Madison University

701 Carrier Dr. Harrisonburg, VA 22807
talk (15-minute) Morning Session 2A


Laura Akesson (Department of Energy)


Improving elementary science education through collaboration between elementary and secondary science teachers has shown to be effective through the workshops of Science Overdrive, a Virginia 501c3. Teachers worked together to develop hands-on and active learning lessons that meet K-8 Virginia standards. Secondary teachers bring activity ideas, a depth of knowledge and passion for the content, while elementary teachers ideate age-appropriate activities and effective teaching methods for the elementary school classroom. Workshop participants are provided digital lesson plans, classroom materials, recertification points, and a ‘vertical’ network of support - all free of charge.

Primary author

Laura Akesson (Department of Energy)

Presentation materials