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  • NAGPRA Comics: A collaboratively produced comic book series illustrating true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives NAGPRA Comics is an information comic that is collaboratively produced with members of Native American tribes that explains the Native American Graves Protection Act (1990) and tells true stories about repatriation from tribal perspectives. NAGPRA is an important law to redress a history of social injustice in the collection of Native ancestors/human remains and the alienation of sacred items from Native communities...
  • NapoNet To the right is a picture of a small solar array in the village of Manatí I Zona. The solar array and associated battery pack is expressly for the use of a small medical training center. The Peruvian health system offers credit for residency to doctors who will spend time manning a jungle health post. The medical schools for the most part are in the cities (with the exception of the medical school of Universidad Nacional Amazonia del Peruana in Iquitos)...
  • National Education Policy Center The mission of the National Education Policy Center is to produce and disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed research to inform education policy discussions. The program is guided by the belief that the democratic governance of public education is strengthened when policies are based on sound evidence.
  • Native Americans of Colorado (recommended for P'reK - 2nd grades) Learn about the prehistoric Native Americans of Southwest Colorado through observing, matching, comparing, and matching. This program includes time to explore the museum's Discovery Corner. Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect...
  • Negotiating Accountability, Standards and Assessment in Small Rural School Districts This place-based partnership project, “Negotiating Accountability, Standards and Assessment in Small Rural School Districts,” connects CU Boulder’s School of Education with district and teacher leadership in the Otis R-3 School District and other communities in Northeast Colorado. Working collaboratively, our project aims to (1) develop a case study of how this community negotiated highly contested debates about standards and assessment over the last several years, and (2) to explore how this district and region might respond to the new landscape of ESSA-era accountability reforms in Colorado...
  • North Fork Valley Air Monitoring Project Formerly the North Fork Valley Air Monitoring Project, this project has evolved into the Air Quality InQuiry (AQ-IQ) Program. An education and outreach program bringing together next-generation air quality monitors, a project-based learning curriculum (posted on the TeachEngineering Digital Library), and university mentors from CU to offer high school students in rural Colorado "real-world" research experience...
  • Now at the Macky Gallery From September to May, the Macky Gallery showcases exhibits curated under a partnership with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is also open for ticket holders during events in the hall.
  • Noyce Teacher Teams/ Colorado Teaching to Learn Project Principal Investigator: Valerie Otero Project Manager: Laurie Langdon This project builds on the collective induction philosophy that undergirds the successful NSF-funded Noyce programs at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project is integrating, expanding, and aligning teacher preparation, induction, and leadership by bringing together Noyce Teacher Teams of teachers and prospective teachers with different levels of experience...
  • OASIS OASIS (Opportunities, Art, Science, Inspiration, and Sustainability) will be a public art installation that is currently envisioned as a unique, custom built, culturally specific community gathering place incorporating the art, design ideas, and involvement of under served, at or below poverty level, mostly Latinx San Lazaro Mobile Home Park residents, especially middle and high school youth and their families, working in collaboration with CU ENVD students under the guidance of faculty member Marcel de Lange...
  • Observatory Field Trips for Schools Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on the CU-Boulder campus offers enriching STEM educational experiences for K-12 students. Daytime field trips are 45 minutes in duration and can be customized to meet your educational goals, interests, and special needs. Typically, we demonstrate our 24-inch Boller & Chivens and the two 20-inch Planewave telescopes, as well as our solar telescopes...
  • Oil and Gas Contamination of Jackson County Waters New oil and gas development has come to Jackson County, Colorado, and many Jackson County residents are concerned that the effects of oil and gas drilling and extraction on public health and the environment are not being monitored. About 1,400 citizens live in Jackson County, which is located in north-central Colorado. The county seat and home to about half of the county’s residents is Walden...
  • Online Learning and Practice Communities Depression during pregnancy is a major public health problem. Although effective practices for screening and treating antenatal depression exist, few pregnant women receive such services. Such a care gap highlights the critical need for new and innovative training models to educate healthcare professionals in how to identify and care for depressed pregnant women...
  • Opera Theatre Singers The OTS is comprised of a select group of graduate students from the opera department.  They perform a vast repertoire of operatic, music theatre, traditional, and contemporary selections.  They also regularly present masterclasses to schools, which has been successful during the college audition season. OTS is happy to have open discussions with students about careers in voice, audition preparation and success, and college survival in music...
  • 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...
  • Partnering with Bilingual Educators to Improve Writing Instruction and Outcomes for Low-Income, Latinx English Learners This project addresses the persistent achievement gap between Denver’s English Learners (ELs) and students whose first language is English. Specifically, our study focuses on two malleable factors impacting the literacy achievement of low-income Latinx students who are ELs: the writing instruction they receive and their teachers’ understanding of bilingual writing development...
  • 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...
  • Partnership for Action-Oriented Climate Change Education Socio-environmental challenges including climate change are among the most critical societal issues. These complex problems must be addressed at the local, national, and global levels. In this project, we connect the expertise of CU Boulder faculty and graduate students around scientific and educational knowledge related to climate change with the situated pedagogical knowledge of K-12 BVSD teachers related to teaching students...
  • Partnership to Strengthen Systemwide Science Education Colorado adopted new standards in 2018 that represent the best of the field’s knowledge about how students learn the big ideas of science through scientific practices like asking questions, developing and revising models, and constructing evidence-based explanations. These new standards necessitate new approaches to classroom assessment, as well as significant supports for classroom teachers as they learn to support student learning in alignment with these standards...
  • 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...

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