K-12 Teacher-Partner Profile

Tony Semaan

College/University: California State University, Los Angeles
Project Title: IMPACT LA: Improving Minority Partnerships and Access through CISE-related Teaching
Partner School: Hollenbeck Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
Degree: B.S. Biology, B.S. Computer Science, Minor in Chemistry, Single Subject Credential in Science, California State University, Long
Years Teaching: 8
Graduate Fellow Partner(s): Mo Zhang

How will you continue to integrate an aspect of GK-12 and your partnership with graduate students into your teaching, philosophy, etc.?

We will bring standard based activities to the classroom that will be related to the fellow’s research as well.

How has the GK-12 experience changed you, and how has your participation changed the GK-12 project?

It brought the opportunity for many students to interact and work with engineers who never had the opportunity to do such thing before. It also gave me new ideas on how to do some types of hands on activities with my students.