Partnering to Improve: Denver Public Schools’ Talent Management Team and the SoE-DPS Teacher Workforce Collaborative
Teachers are the most influential school-based factor for improving children’s outcomes. Yet a large body of evidence documents the inequitable sorting of teachers across schools. Districts are tasked with the challenge of recruiting, selecting, supporting, allocating, and retaining talented teachers. Moreover, they do so against documented social and market forces that work against the equitable allocation of teachers to historically under-served populations...
Partners In Education
Partners in Education (PIE) is a unique opportunity for novice teachers entering their 1st-3rd years of teaching to earn their master's degree with an explicit focus on their classroom experience while working with professors at a prestigious, nationally ranked university. PIE teachers work as full-time teachers for one year at a reduced salary while benefiting from reduced tuition and intensive coaching while earning credits toward a master's degree at CU-Boulder's School of Education...
Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community
The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) Program provides opportunities for university mentors (undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs) to facilitate local primary school students, primarily under-represented minority (URM) students, as they explore pathways to science in a friendly, welcoming environment...
Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) STEAM site
The CU Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) program works to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue STEM or STEAM (incorporating the Arts in STEM) by partnering with community organizations to create informal physics programs. PISEC currently facilitates after school sessions at two middle schools and one elementary school and will expand to include high school students...
Partnerships in Sustainability: Working with Communities of Loreto, Peru to Develop Local Water Projects
This four year longitudinal study evaluated the sustainability of water and sanitation interventions in three communities in Arequipa and Iquitos, Peru. The study explored sustainability in the built environment by evaluating the effectiveness of strategies to provide sustainable water and sanitation coverage in low-income communities. Existing infrastructure and intervention strategies were evaluated based on design, performance, community interests, priorities, organization, skills and ability to finance and undertake maintenance and repair...
Pathways2Teaching: College Readiness and Support for High School Students in Boulder
Pathways2Teaching (P2T) is an innovative college readiness program designed for 11th & 12th grade high school students to explore issues in education, social justice and equity, and teaching as a potential career choice. The P2T program offers concurrent enrollment and college credit for high school students, with a focus on students from historically marginalized backgrounds and students who will be first generation college goers...
Pendulum New Music
The Pendulum New Music concert series, now in its 15th season, presents some of CU's best performers from all departments, premiering original music of our CU composers. Every monthly concert also features a faculty or guest performance that have included preeminent pianist Ursula Oppens, Bang on a Can All Stars, California Ear Unit, and eighth blackbird...
Performers Without Borders
Performance is a communicative tool to address topical issues relevant to society and ourselves. The program's mission is to utilize the communicative power of the performing arts to inspire individuals to use their voice effectively in speaking out and acting on their local and global concerns.
-Give existing performing arts students an outlet in which they can combine their knowledge of the arts with community action...
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena and mathematics for free for elementary, middle and high school through the university level. PhET believes that their research-based approach, incorporating findings from prior research and its own testing, enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying math and science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world...
Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado (POPCO)
Since its inception in 1995 the Philosophy Outreach Program of Colorado has conducted philosophy classes for thousands of elementary, middle school, and high school students around the state of Colorado. Through POPCO, paired teams of CU graduate students and/or faculty lead Socratic discussions on topics that have been custom tailored to each teacher's curriculum...
Physics Trades Teaching Lab
The Physics Trades Teaching Lab has existed for more than 20 years (established 1997) and has trained over 4000 undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and off campus individuals (from Boulder and the surrounding areas) in our courses on Machine Shop Technology and Beginning Welding. The Lab’s mission of providing Technology training for campus faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students continues to be successful in providing the missing “T” in the STEM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at the University level...
Piano for Dreamers
The goal of "Piano for Dreamers" is to offer no-cost introductory piano classes to a group of low-income children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in the Boulder and Longmont area during the fall 2018 and spring 2019. These students currently receive support from the "I Have a Dream" foundation. The goal of the classes is to provide an introduction to piano playing, music reading, theory and music history...
Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Stone Tools Hands-on Workshop
Prehistoric Pottery and Ancient Stone Tools Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
Examine and classify prehistoric pottery and stone tool designs and shapes. Learn the steps of ancient pottery making and flint knapping. Students create their own pots and projectile points to take home.
Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home...
Program for Writing & Rhetoric: Writing 3020 - "On the Border: Mexico and the U.S."
"On the Border: Mexico and the U.S." examines the border both in its physical form and as a border between cultures and languages. The class begins with a discussion of the meaning of "borders" and with a look at the history of the U.S./Mexico border both as a physical and metaphorical space. The course then examines the discourse of immigration through the novel Tortilla Curtain, in various articles, videos and news reports, through class speakers and through discussions of student work in the volunteer community...
Program for Writing & Rhetoric: Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE Project)
Through the Program for Writing and Rhetoric's Writing Initiative for Service and Engagement (WISE), founded by Dr. Veronica House in 2008, the program has integrated service-learning and civic engagement throughout its lower- and upper-division writing courses.
Currently, 30% of their writing faculty teach community-engaged rhetoric and composition courses each year to about 1,200 students, who spend over 15,000 hours on community-based writing projects...
Administered by CU Engage: Center for Community Based Learning and Research in the School of Education, Public Achievement invites K-12 students to find solutions to public issues relevant to their lives that reflect their own values and beliefs. CU Boulder undergraduates, who are enrolled in a practicum course titled INVS 2919: "Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools" serve as Public Achievement coaches...
Public Narrative: Stories of Service and Leadership in Middle School Classrooms
Director: Bill McGinley
This project combines the creative power of writing and the visual arts as a way for middle school students to envision a sense of shared community designed to inspire others to act on challenges that members of their communities might face. We make this possible by providing students with instruction in the power and possibility of constructing Public Narrative through art, writing, research, and service...
The Puksta Scholars is an exemplary academic scholarship program for undergraduate students who have a deep commitment to civic engagement, who want to bring about positive change within our communities and society, who demonstrate strong academic goals and want to further their knowledge and skills.
Puksta Scholars are engaged in a rich and stimulating program of civic engagement...