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Event: Conf. Presentation - PRISM: An effective math/science partnership between K-12 and higher education in Georgia


Start:
Mar 27, 2011
End:
Mar 31, 2011

Location:
National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA
Time/Day: To Be Determined



Description:
PRISM: An effective math/science partnership between K-12 and higher education in Georgia

This is an invited presentation in a symposium on K-12/College Partnerships to Improve Chemistry Instruction.

Presenters: Charles Kutal, Dava C. Coleman, Nancy Vandergrift

Abstract:

The Math and Science Partnership program of the National Science Foundation aims to integrate the work of higher education institutions with that of K-12 schools to strengthen teaching and student learning in science and mathematics. When the PRISM (Partnership for Reform in Science and Mathematics) project began in Georgia, the importance of faculty involvement in such efforts was not generally considered in the workload/salary and tenure/promotion policies of the higher education institutions involved. PRISM developed the Faculty Work in the Schools Policy, which has been adopted statewide and specifically advocates rewarding faculty for working with K-12 schools, for improving their own teaching, and for contributing scholarship that promotes and improves student performance. This presentation reviews the policy, describes its impact on science instruction at the University of Georgia, and assesses the prospects for sustaining the changes that have occurred in faculty culture.


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Jan 5, 2011

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