|eMonitoring for Student Success
||eMonitoring for Student Success (eMSS) was developed to empower the next generation of science teachers by providing content-focused mentoring through a national, online technology network. Through eMSS, new and veteran teachers as well as working scientists collaborate in an interactive community to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas, and experiences to advance high-quality science instruction for all students. This is a project of UMassDartmouth.
||Project Oceanology's waterfront location is adjacent to a diverse variety of marine habitats and offers hands-on learning opportunities for any age. The school programs for students in grades 5 through 12, scout programs and summer enrichment overnight and day camps feature an inquiry oriented approach to science. The lighthouse expeditions, oceanographic research cruises and seal watches are unique educational outings for families. This is a program available from UMass Dartmouth.
|SeaLab New Bedford Public Schools
||Sea Lab is a marine and aquatic educational facility serving New Bedford Public School students interested in studying principles of oceanography, limnology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, geology, and biology as related to the marine and aquatic environments. Activities include classroom exercises and field studies conducted along the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastlines. Collaborating with area universities, Sea Lab students have had the opportunity to participate in on-going scientific research. The teaching materials, selected by the instructors, for presentation at different grade levels, illustrate their desire to achieve a balance between the introduction of basic scientific concepts and the discussion of observable phenomena. The summer curriculum is designed to be developmental and cumulative from the fourth grade to the ninth grade.
|Southeast Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL)
||Southeast Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL) is a group of over 40 K-16 environmental education organizations that meet monthly at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth/Center for University School and Community Partnerships (CUSP). SEEAL currently has funding for several area school districts to work on environmental and alternative energy projects.
|START (Steps Toward Abstract Reasoning and Thinking)
||START is a program offered at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to help students acquire basic math and science knowledge and learning and reasoning skills required for technical programs such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, chemistry or physics.
||TEACH! SouthCoast is an accelerated post-baccalaureate teacher preparation pathway to obtain a MA initial license for teaching secondary (or middle) school math or science. This full-time, one year, day-school option integrates the required course work and student teaching practicum through an on-site district partnership with New Bedford and Fall River. Accepted candidates will become apprentices to experienced classroom teachers who will guide them in learning the craft knowledge of teaching. TEACH! SouthCoast graduates will also participate in a new teacher support network for 3 years that includes both on-site and e-mentoring. This is a program of UMassDartmouth.
|The Center for University School and Community Partnerships (CUSP) STEM related activities:
||The Center for University School and Community Partnership (CUSP) acts as a host and a catalyst for several science outreach programs with local school districts and non profit organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts. These efforts include teacher workshops and professional development programs and courses in Science and Math.This is a project of UMassDartmouth.
|The Connecting Oceans Academy (COA)
||The Connecting Oceans Academy (COA) at UMassDartmouth has offered both full year graduate level courses as well as stand-alone 10 hour professional development workshops. During the summer of 2007 there are three Science and one Math COA workshops. These workshops are listed under the highlight for summer 2007 on the COA website.
COA is a professional development opportunity for elementary and secondary teachers. The COA consists of a series of Content Institutes, funded through a grant from the Education through Historical and Cultural Organizations (ECHO) Program of the United States Department of Education. The Content Institutes are offered by the New Bedford Oceanarium in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for University, School, and Community Partnerships (CUSP). The Content Institutes will be taught by outstanding teachers, scientists, and scholars at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's newest location at 200 Mill Road, Suite 150, Fairhaven, Massachusetts as well as other locations. A series of ten-hour Content Institutes in science, mathematics, art, English language arts, and social studies will be offered. For each content institute successfully completed, teachers will receive a stipend of $100 and the opportunity to obtain a certificate, for a fee, for 10 Professional Development Points (PDP's) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
|UMass Dartmouth MAT SCI science education courses for teachers
||CUSP co sponsors several science education courses in the UMDartmouth Masters of Arts Teaching Program (MAT SCI) : SCI 591 three credits: Ocean Physics, Crowley/Yarmac, CUSP
|UMass Dartmouth/CUSP & Mass. Marine Educators 23rd High School Marine Sciences Symposium
||University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) and Center for University School and Community Partnerships (CUSP) have provided staff and support for marine science education programs and courses for teachers in collaboration with the Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) for over a decade. UMD host meetings and provides a matrix of organizational services for and with the MME. A key program strategy is to work in collaboration with about 20 area non profits and science companies to promote science and technology programs to schools statewide. The program is designed to promote and inspire high school students and teachers statewide to consider further education and careers in Marine Sciences.
|Waste/Water Resource Project
||The Waste/Water Resource Project is a two year project and will begin its second year in July. The amount of the project is $120,000 and the work is being performed through SMAST. Professor Brain Howes at SMAST is coordinating this project and we are working with the Westport River Watershed Alliance. This is a program of UMass Dartmouth.
|Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education||The James J. Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in Mathematics Education provides a focus and support for sustained investigation of foundational issues in the field of mathematics education. The Center is a place where fundamental problems in mathematics education are studied, discussed, and analyzed through conferences, colloquiums, research and development, commissioned reports, and think-tank meetings. |