Congratulations to the University of Montana for sharing their faculty with K-12 students. through the We are Montana in the Classroom program in which faculty connect with K-12 teachers and students, through distance learning.
Recent events included discussion on Native American Studies:Human Rights by Dr. Shanley and Iva Coff, What is it Like to be a Chemist? by Dr. Thomas, Moses Leavens, and Ranaldo Tsosie.
What I love about these interactions is that they include faculty and graduate student not only sharing their research, but sharing their story on how they chose to pursue higher education.
For so many of our students higher education seems out of reach or simply an abstract concept as they may not have people in their social networks with extensive higher education or backgrounds in higher education. Simply having the opportunity to interact with the faculty and graduate students about the fascinating research they may be engaged in, but also just about what higher education is all really like can help dispel the many misconceptions that a student may have.
I love these resources that they shared as well. Please check them out and share them with your fellow educators!