Project Period: May 2019- September 2022
Target Audience: Science Teachers in Grades 6-8
Funding Source: Partnership with Concord Consortium and Stroud Water Research Center (Funded by the National Science Foundation: Grant DRL-1850051)
This grant is a partnership with Concord Consortium and Stroud Water Research Center and three states (California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia). The project, Watershed Awareness using Technology and Environmental Research for Sustainability (WATERS), will be investigating the impact of integrating purposefully designed inquiry activities with embedded Universal Design for Learning (UDL) technologies and career-oriented activities in a diversity of middle school science classrooms.
The requirements for participating in this professional development opportunity for year 1 include:
- attendance in a 3-day training the first summer;
- attendance in a 2-day training the first winter;
- implementation of curriculum (spring); and
- monthly webinars
Following the first year, participating teachers become master teachers for their state and share curriculum implementations.