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Teacher Professional Development

Reaching students with high quality educational interventions rely on well prepared teachers.  Many of our projects concern the evaluation of teacher professional development, particularly in new and emerging fields such as innovation and entrepreneurship or computer science education.   Evaluation of teacher PD programs involves both the immediate feedback about participant experiences and relevance of the PD but also longer term impact on the teaching and learning that happens in the classroom in the context of the broader environmental and systemic issues associated with the schools and districts.

RELEVANT PROJECTS

PROJECT
INSTITUTION
START YEAR
FUNDING
PROJECT STATUS
Catalyzing Transformative Change in STEM Education through an Institute for Inclusive Pedagogy
Massachusetts Bay Community College
2021
National Science Foundation
ACTIVE
Program Evaluation of the Digital Literacy Now Grant
SageFox
2021
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
ACTIVE
Computational Thinking Funds of Knowledge: A Culturally-Relevant Assessment for Early Elementary Students
University of Massachusetts,Amherst
2021
National Science Foundation
ACTIVE
Accelerating Women's Success and Mastery in CS (AWSM in CS)
University of Texas at Austin
2018
NSF
ACTIVE
A Research-Practice Partnership to Design, Implement, Assess, and Scale Integrated CS Curricula in K-5 Classrooms (CS4All-RPP-Springfield)
UMass Amherst
2018
NSF
ACTIVE
REU-RET Mega-Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates and Teachers in Smart and Connected Cities
Morgan State University
2018
NSF
ACTIVE
A Scalable RPP for Preparing and Supporting Teachers to Teach Culturally Responsive and Rigorous CS Courses in SC High Schools
Clemson University
2017
NSF
ACTIVE
You Science
Governor's Office of Student Achievement
2015
GOSA
ENDED
Applies Learning Student Questionnaire (ALSQ) - Existing Grantees
Governor's Office of Student Achievement
2015
Governors Office of Student Acheivement
ENDED
Liberty Math/Sci Partnership - Project RAMP (Raising Academic Measures of Progress)
Liberty County Schools
2014
Georgia DOEd
ENDED
Gwinnett Math Science Partnership
Gwinnett County Schools
2014
Georgia Dept of Ed
ENDED
CS 10K: Collaborative Research: A Structured CS Principles Approach to Professional Development for Maryland High School Teachers
University of Maryland Baltimore County
2014
NSF
ENDED
EarSketch: An Authentic, Studio-Based STEAM Approach to High School Computing Education
Georgia Institute of Technology
2014
NSF
ENDED
Macon County MSP
Macon County Public Schools
2014
Georgia DOEd
ENDED
Student Applied Learning, New Teacher Induction and Staff Leadership Program - Great Teachers and Leaders
Clayton County Schools
2013
GOSA
ENDED
Math and Science Endorsement Cohorts
Gwinnett County Schools
2013
Georgia DOEd
ENDED
Peabody Teachers Collaborative on Global Change
Yale University
2012
IMLS
ENDED
Computer Science for High School
UMass Lowell
2011
Google
ENDED
Yale-SEPA Climate Change and Patterns of Vector Borne Disease: Development of Translational Science Curricula
Yale University
2011
NIH
ENDED
Solar Cycle Investigations
Yale University
2011
NASA
ENDED
IMLS National Leadership Grant: Peabody Fellows Event-Based Teacher Collaborative
Yale University
2010
IMLS
ENDED
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Teachers’ Workshop
Amherst College
2010
HHMI
ENDED
Connecticut Geology Investigations
Yale University
2010
NSF
ENDED
RITES: Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science Program
University of Rhode Island
2008
NSF
ENDED
Springfield Teaching American History Program 4
Springfield Public Schools
2008
DOEd
ENDED
Northeastern University RET-PLUS (Partners Linking Urban Schools)
Northeastern University
2007
NSF
ENDED
IPY STEM Polar Connections
UMass Amherst
2007
NSF
ENDED
Northeastern University STEP-UP
Northeastern University
2007
NSF
ENDED
Springfield Teaching American History Program 3
Springfield Public Schools
2006
DOEd
ENDED
Franklin County STEM Research Academies for Young Scientists
UMass Amherst
2006
NSF
ENDED
The Impact of Teacher Participation in GIFT on Student Achievement
Gwinnett County Schools
2005
ENDED
STEM Alternative Certification for Teachers Conference (STEM ACT)
UMass Amherst
2005
NSF
ENDED
Robert Moll Professional Development Grant
UMass Amherst
2004
ENDED
NCI: Cancer Education and Career Development Partnership
Hampton University
NIH
ENDED

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