Helping Researchers Support Teachers to Tackle New Science Standards

Teachers crouch down; some spread out on the carpet, others lean over, straining to see from their seats a few feet away as SPAWAR scientist Dr. John deGrassie first shines a flashlight through a rectangular box of water and then a green laser beam a few minutes later. These middle and high school science teachers,…

“New Works” Math Class Bridges Gap for Sweetwater Freshmen

“In our opening activity, students worked together to move cups by strings only – no hands allowed – encouraging communication, collaboration and group problem-solving.  We wanted to create a classroom culture in which students would feel comfortable sharing their ideas and persevering.” – Cristina Jimenez, Instructor, New Works Integrated Math Course 1  This summer, 25…