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Day Two: December 4
SESSION VII: Introduction to Grant Writing
Mary Ann Evans and Mary Wilberg, representing IWISE, presented a brief guide to project development and grant writing. Some of the key points of the advice given included: plan for the project itself, not just the proposal, and consider fully what resources will be needed; don't do all the work alone, but seek advice from program officers and colleagues; be persuasive that your project meets a real need or solves an important problem, with specific details of how the work will be done; try to leverage funds where possible with matching grants; follow guidelines to the letter; make your presentation clear and logical, with section headings; show clearly how the project will be evaluated and what the measures of success will be; include qualifications of the organizations and key individuals involved.
SESSION VIII: Components of a SENCER Model
David Burns and Karen Oates presented a review of the components of the SENCER educational model. The core of the concept is to teach science through the "lens" or "doorway" of a compelling social issue. The SENCER approach requires students to engage in serious scientific reasoning, inquiry, observation, and measurement, and to connect scientific knowledge to public decision-making, policy development, and effective citizenship. More information about the SENCER initiative and all its activities can be found at the website: http://www.aacu-edu.org/SENCER.
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