Student Worker Alliance Program (SWAP)
Providing a cost-free opportunity for both students and university service workers, SWAP currently offers over 80 one to one English as a Second Language (ESL) classes each semester. This is accomplished through providing an intensive training to students who are interested in volunteering to instruct ESL courses. Using the Intercambio de Communidades standardized curriculum, SWAP offers volunteers four hours of intensive ESL instructor training that includes specific grammar instruction as well as a cultural element...
Supporting Aurora's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
This is a research partnership between CU Engage Research Hub and local groups RISE Colorado, Young Aspiring Americans for Social & Political Activism, the African Leadership Group, and Aurora Public School (APS) District to explore how the unique needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students can best be met. This study aims to build capacity for the schools and district working with CLD students, create a space of knowledge and engagement that can lead to greater community participation and local accountability, as well as develop a sustainable, research-practice partnership that can be beneficial to the educational success of culturally and linguistically diverse students, APS teachers and schools...
Supporting STEM Education Partnerships
The goals of this project are to evaluate the effectiveness of engineering activities in promoting equitable teaching strategies and to improve student understanding and success in science and mathematics. The work builds upon existing partnerships with CU Teach, the College of Engineering, and local teachers in surrounding school districts (BVSD, SVVSD, Jeffco, Adams 12, DPS), and expands to develop a new partnership with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation (IHAD) of Boulder County, specifically focusing on working with middle and high school students from low-income families in Lafayette, as well as Longmont...
Sustainable Practices Program
The Sustainable Practices Program is a practical skills-based training program in Sustainability offered by the award-winning CU-Boulder Environmental Center. Learn what it takes to launch or manage a sustainability program for an organization. Get the skills you need to stand out from the crowd without pursuing a full degree.
Our program offers two professional non-credit, non-academic certificates in Business Sustainability Management and Community Sustainability Management in a 100% online format taught by regionally and nationally known sustainability professionals with years of experience to offer...
Sutherland Bipolar Center
The Sutherland Bipolar Center provides evaluation and treatment services to people with bipolar disorders ("manic depressive illness") regardless of their ability to pay. We provide diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations, psychotherapy (individual, family and group), a limited amount of on-going medication management, and an educational seminar series...
Tactile Picture Books: 50 Books Project
A picture is worth 1,000 words...but what if you couldn't see it? Tactile Picture Books is a team of academic researchers (professor and students) across multiple departments in the University of Colorado Boulder that research and build technology to create 3D printed tactile picture books for children with visual impairment.
In this outreach project, we aim to reach 50 families across the world...
TeachEngineering Digital Library Collection
Free engineering lessons and activities for teaching K-12 science and math are just a click away. The TeachEngineering digital library is a searchable, educational standards-based repository of high-quality, classroom-tested curricula for use by teachers and engineering faculty to teach engineering in K-12 settings.
Available free online, the collection contains more than 1,500 lessons and hands-on activities on science, math, engineering and technology topics, with more being added all the time...
Teacher Workforce Collaborative: A Research Practice Partnership between Denver Public Schools and CU focused on Teacher Policy
The Teacher Workforce Collaborative (TWC) is a Research-Practice Partnership (RPP, rpp.wtgrantfoundation.org) between Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) Talent Management team and CU-Boulder School of Education Professors Allison Atteberry and Mimi Engel. The focus of the RPP is closing Denver’s large and persistent achievement gaps. The mechanism for doing so??"strengthening the District’s teacher workforce??"is the focus of the Partnership...
Teachers and Children Reimagine Literacy at the Literacy and Media Center
This project, “Teachers and Children Reimagine Literacy at the Literacy and Media Center” is designed to build a professional development partnership with Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette, CO. In collaboration with Principal Jackman, CU Boulder faculty Bridget Dalton and Silvia Noguerón-Liu will co-direct an after-school Literacy and Media Center and serve as instructors of two literacy masters courses onsite, on the topics of Digital Literacy and Literacy Assessment and Instruction...
Teachers of Color and their Allies (ToCA)
In 2004, CU Boulder's School of Education in collaboration with four partner school districts created the Teachers of Color and Allies Summit (TOCAS). This is an annual, one-day event that brings together practicing educators of color (teachers, administrators, staff developers, counselors) and teacher education students of Color and their allies to provide collegial support, opportunities for networking, mentoring, and sharing insights into best practices in education...
Teaching East Asia
The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) offers a wide range of educational and professional development programming for K-12 schools, educators, and students, both statewide and nationally. TEA's work is supported by private foundation and federal funding. TEA has been affiliated with CU-Boulder's Center for Asian Studies since 2001.
TEA's mission is to enhance and expand teaching and learning about East Asia in U...
Teaching Evolution Outreach
We have three goals for our Teaching Evolution For Outreach Educators and Teachers
1) bring educators from the community together with scientists and students at CU for broadening the education community and providing an opportunity for sharing experiences, learning goals, and effective curriculum;
2) training educators to use vetted and effective learning plans that focus on evolution as a unifying principle for biology education; and
3) providing educators with materials for implementing learning activities in their classrooms...
Teaching NPS Interpretive Staff the Geology of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
Designed to train National Park Service Rangers and Interpretive staff about the geology of Death Valley National Park, this project leverages the teaching and research experience of Professor Karl Mueller, who has worked in this region for over the last two decades. The ultimate goal of the project is to get modern concepts in geology and high resolution Earth imagery into the hands of the general public, of which over 1 million visit the park each year...
The Integrated Teaching and Learning Program's TEAMS initiative (Tomorrow's Engineers... creAte. iMagine. Succeed.) offers academic year (in-class and afterschool) and summer engineering instruction to elementary, middle and high schools in Longmont, Lafayette and Denver that serve diverse populations. Their goal: to improve science and math literacy, and increase the number of high school students prepared to choose an engineering and/or technology college path...
Tribal Outreach Projects: Human Rights and Economic Development
The "American Indian Law Clinic Tribal Outreach Projects: Yankton and Spokane" serve to provide free, pro bono legal services to two needy tribal communities, while giving students the opportunity to meaningfully interface with community members and leaders and have access and exposure to the real-life environment where Indian law issues have an impact...
The University Libraries at CU Boulder maintain a vast collection of academic resources and provide engaging learning experiences and seamless services that empower people to discover and integrate reliable information in new ways. Explore all the Libraries offer, from drop-in and online research help, workshops and personal consultations to collaborative and independent study spaces at any of our five locations on campus: Norlin, Gemmill, Music, Business and the Earth Sciences & Map Library...
Walking in Another’s Shoes: Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Sandal Technology
The world’s most extensive collection of Southwestern prehistoric sandals is in CU Boulder’s own Museum of Natural History. Sandals are more than mere footwear: they are an incredibly rich source of data that can unlock the mysteries of prehistoric migration and reveal levels of social status. Their treads can express social identity, their weaving style illustrates the skill-set of the artists and the origin of the artists who created them...
Western Water Assessment
Western Water Assessment (WWA) is a university-based applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities to climate variability and climate change, particularly those related to water resources. While we are based in Boulder, Colorado, we work across the Intermountain West Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Our mission is to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision makers in the Rocky Mountain West, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate impacts...
Western Water Assessment
Western Water Assessment (WWA) is an applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities to weather and climate variability and change, particularly those related to water resources. While we are based in Boulder, Colorado, we work across Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Our mission is to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision makers in the Rocky Mountain West, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate impacts...
Will Power Festival
Each year, elementary students from Boulder County perform Shakespeare on the CU Boulder campus. Throughout the school year, students rehearse in their classrooms, prepare costumes, and learn about Shakespeare from Colorado Shakespeare Festival teaching artists. On the day of the Will Power Festival, students arrive on campus in costume, march in a celebratory parade, and perform scenes from a Shakespeare play on the indoor University Theatre stage...
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