(Klymkowsky, Mike - 2014) -- BFA Award for Excellence in Teaching
Award or Honor Receipt
Professor Klymkowsky has long had an interest in high quality teaching, pedagogical research, development of instructional methods and the encouragement of science students to pursue teaching careers. In 2012, he was recognized for his work when he received the Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teaching Award from the National Society for College Science Teachers, an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association. His interdisciplinary course development includes not only new content and fresh perspectives but also new pedagogical approaches. For several years, Professor Klymkowsky has served as codirector of the influential CU-Teach program, a program designed to recruit, inspire and train science and mathematics teachers. Professor Klymkowsky is considered the driving force behind CU-Boulder’s discipline-based educational research group of graduate students in the science, computer science, engineering and mathematics departments. In 2010, he organized a symposium entitled Science Literacy: How to Train Teachers, Engage Students, and Maximize Learning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. He also serves on the advisory board of the National Science Foundation-funded, Harvard-based Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-Based Assessment Resource for Teachers of High School Life Science.