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

Science for All

This evening the masters and doctoral students presented to science teachers at The World of Inquiry School, School 58. Masters students focused on their best lesson and presented the components of their unit bundle that make a highly effective science unit. The doctoral students presented their work from the science […]

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