THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION
“Retooling Middle School Science through Technology”
THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION HAS BEEN AWARDED $250,000 TO IMPLEMENT A RESEARCH-BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MODEL
The Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Miguel Ángel Escotet received notification that The Center for Educational Development and Innovation and its Teacher Quality Grants Program (TQGP) has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The purpose of the grant titled, “Retooling Middle School Science through Technology”, is to implement a research-based professional development training model to 25 middle school science teachers from (6) high-need school districts. Through this project teachers will participate in explorative classroom and field activities extended by interactive online activities to increase earth, space, and environmental science content and pedagogical knowledge. In addition, the content trainings will provide lab and field activities to promote both knowledge and skills and the process skills that are predominantly weak in the middle school.
Reynaldo Ramirez, Ed. D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Teaching, Learning,
We would like to extend our appreciation to our school district partners for their continued collaborative efforts and commitment to support teacher participation:
- Brownsville ISD (Dr. Carl A. Montoya/Dr. Sylvia P. Atkinson)
- Edcouch-Elsa ISD (Dr. Richard Rivera)
- Harlingen CISD (Dr. Arturo Cavazos)
- La Joya ISD (Dr. Alda T. Benavides)
- Los Fresnos CISD (Mr. Gonzalo Salazar)
- Point Isabel ISD (Dr. Lisa Garcia/Ms. Ana Holland)
Congratulations to Project Director Dr. Reynaldo Ramirez, Jr., and Co-Project Directors, Dr. Gene J. Paull, Dr. Janice W. Butler, Dr. Gregorio Garcia, Dr. Phillip Dukes, and Dr. Mohammand A. Hannan!
LINK FOR TEACHER APPLICANTS:
“TEACHING, LEARNING AND SCHOLARLY INQUIRY FOR AN INTERCULTURAL WORLD”