Get Real! Science

Get Real! Science is a like-minded community of science educators and youth committed to teaching and learning science for social justice in formal and informal contexts. Centered in Rochester, NY, GRS members have brought the Warner commitments of youth-centered authentic science learning out to the world as agents of change.

A core aspect of Get Real! Science is the teacher preparation program designed to engage students in real science – that build on but are not limited to abstract concepts and ideas. Students learn and teach science through an inquiry-based approach.

This 15-month science teacher preparation graduate program is grounded in authentic experiences and consists of the following unique features:

  • A series of scaffolded non-traditional (low-stakes, highly supportive), authentic inquiry-based teaching and learning experiences that precede and complement traditional student teaching field work to support your development of pedagogical design capacity for scientific rigor through fun.

Scientific Inquiry as Learners

Lead Teacher for Get Real! Science Action Camp

Lead Teacher for Science STARS – An after school science and film camp

Field participation and two student teaching placements in urban classrooms

  • An innovative public and professional online blogging space for each teacher is used to support participants in developing a sense of professional identity through reflection and interaction with various communities (kids, colleagues, peers, and professors).

  • GRS Blog


Our Work in GRS

What is Success without Trial?

Welcome to November one and all and happy good luck day (well almost 11/11/16). We have concluded the after school program with graceful fanfare and a very successful showcase night. This experience provided some of us with a whole new view of teaching. Not just dealing with the students […]

2015-16 Get Real! Science Cohort Blogs












2014-15 Get Real! Science Cohort Blogs








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