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Grant Program for Teacher Quality Partnerships

The Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Programs main objective is to enhance student achievement by providing professional development opportunities for K 12 teachers. This funded program aims to strengthen both teachers subject matter expertise and teaching skills with a special emphasis on mathematics and science.

In the year 2017 there were two projects funded by the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program;

Project IMS; Integrating CCSS Math into NGSS Science, conducted by the University of Hartford in partnership with the Connecticut Science Center. This initiative involves a two part summer institute along with sessions throughout the school year. The primary goal is to help middle school science teachers from Bridgeport, Hartford, East Hartford, Southington and Windham effectively incorporate math concepts into their science lessons using expert developed teaching materials.

Project NESSLIE (Year 3); Next Gen Earth and Space Sciences and Literacy Instruction Expertise, led by Central Connecticut State University in collaboration with the Connecticut Science Center. This project focuses on integrating science instruction with literacy practices through a summer institute and school year sessions. The aim is to empower middle school science teachers from districts, including Hartford, New Britain, Meriden and Waterbury to develop their own earth science units aligned with educational standards.

For information, about these projects or any inquiries regarding the Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program please contact Dr. Jeff Thomas.
Contact Person; Dr. Jean McGivney Burelle.

At Southern Connecticut State University we will be conducting a program that integrates the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in classrooms. The program will involve thirty teachers from Hamden, New Haven and West Haven who will participate in a summer learning academy. Additionally they will receive coaching sessions throughout the school year to enhance their knowledge of science and math content fields well as the relevant standards.

If you need information or have any inquiries about this project please feel free to contact Dr. Adam Goldberg.

We are also excited to announce another initiative focusing on implementing Geographic Information Systems ( integrative learning into the New Haven Public Schools Social Studies Curriculum. This project aims to enhance the skills of K 12 social studies teachers in utilizing GIS technology. They will create inquiry based lessons. Serve as mentors and coaches, within their respective schools.

For details or questions regarding this endeavor please reach out to Dr. Elsie Okobi.