Kenan Fellow Kishia Moore Fletcher recently led a workshop titled "Seeing, Wondering, Theorizing, Learning: A Two-Day Workshop on Inquiry-Based Instruction in K-5 Science.
The powerful Mitchell County teacher got stellar reviews from colleagues: "This was a wonderful workshop! I enjoyed all of the experiments and hands on activities we participated in… It has inspired me to use more inquiry based lessons in my class and to seek out additional science workshops to enhance my understanding of scientific concepts… Very inspiring; Enjoyed the class! Great hands on experiments; Absolutely wonderful! …No repetition from other workshops, great pace, engaging! I will look into Kenan Fellowship opportunities as a result. Jeff Walter Research for 2012 Kenan Fellow Jeff Walter's project led him to Alaska. Details appeared in the Charlotte Observer. The Stanly County world history teacher was researching how berries and other plants are used as medicine in native cultures. Dr. Mary Ann Lila, Director of the Plants for Human Health Institute on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and Mentor to Kenan Fellow Jeff Walter (2012), is making again. A team of NC State and Rutgers scientists have found a way to extract anthocyanins that can help prevent chronic diseeases and boost skin appearance.