As part of the NSF sponsored RET program, we ask the teachers to develop teaching materials based on their summer research experiences. This serves the students in our region and the world by introducing them to real water-related research happening in our region. To ensure substantial, quality submissions, we employ a team of veteran RET participants, called Master Teachers (MTs). These MTs meet with the new RET participants to help them design classroom materials. Following this, our undergraduates in the lab review for spelling and grammar error. We then share this with the graduate student who mentored the teacher who is submitting the material, asking them to review the technical details of the work for errors. Following any amendments in the above steps, we host the material and provide links below according to subject area.
We ask teachers to attempt a standardized format, provided by teachengineering.org, a website supported by CU Boulder Engineering and the National Science Foundation.