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Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program


The Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program aims to raise student achievement by supporting rigorous and relevant professional development for K-12 teachers. Through a competitive award process, this federally-funded program supports institutes and seminars led by schools and colleges that strengthen both teacher content mastery and teaching skills, especially in mathematics and science.


2017 Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Projects


Project NESSLIE (Year 3): Next Gen Earth and Space Sciences and Literacy Instruction Expertise, Central Connecticut State University and the Connecticut Science Center

This project blends science instruction with literacy practices during a summer institute and school year sessions in which teachers will create and implement their own standards-aligned earth science units. The institute is open to 32 middle school science teachers from 10 districts including Hartford, New Britain, Meriden and Waterbury.


Project Contact:  Dr. Jeff Thomas (860)832-2934


Project IMS: Integrating CCSS Math into NGSS Science, University of Hartford and the Connecticut Science Center

During a 2-part summer institute and school-year sessions, teachers will integrate math into science lessons using expert-developed lessons.  Thirty middle school science teachers from Bridgeport, Hartford, East Hartford, Southington and Windham will participate.


Project Contact:  Dr. Jean McGivney-Burelle (860)768-5921


Integrating NGSS and CCSS in the Elementary Classroom, Southern Connecticut State University

Thirty elementary teachers from Hamden, New Haven and West Haven will participate in a summer learning academy and school year coaching session in science and math content fields and standards.


Project Contact: Dr. Adam Goldberg (203)392-6442


Implementing GIS-based integrative Learning into the NHPS Social Studies Curriculum

New Haven K-12 social studies teachers will update their skills in geographic information systems, create inquiry-based lessons and serve as mentors and coaches.


Project Contact: Dr. Elsie Okobi (203)392-5709



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