Project Implementation Resources

Presentation Skills

I Know It When I See It: Assessing Presentation Skills and Documenting Success

Richard Tankersley, PI of Florida Tech’s InSTEP program has developed a protocol for assessing graduate teaching fellows’ presentation skills. It consists of:

  • Context and Criteria for Assessing GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows’ Presentation Skills;
  • Rubric for Assessing GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows’ Presentation Skills; and
  • Record Sheet for Assessing GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellows’ Presentation Skills.

The purpose is to help fellows effectively present scientific information to non-scientific audiences—students, teachers, parents, community members, or colleagues. The presentation can be a traditional lecture or interactive with audience Q&A. Details on the development and use of the protocol are available on the InStep website, or from Richard Tankersley, InSTEP Director.

Download the presentation:
Powerpoint version [PPT, 12.3 MB]
PDF version [PDF, 2.2MB; smaller file]


Thinking about organizing a regional meeting for GK-12 projects?

Doug Levey, PI of SPICE, a GK-12 project at the University of Florida, has developed a list of tips that he compiled after organizing his first regional conference. Download the document [PDF]

Improving GK12 Interactions

The Texas A&M Health Science Center GK-12 project (Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health) offers advice on a range of GK-12 issues from project staff, fellows, and teachers as well as lesson plans and worksheets developed by graduate fellows and tested in middle-school classrooms. Download the document [PDF].