K-12 in CU- Boulder's Special Collections & Preservation Department
The Special Collections & Preservation Department at CU-Boulder Libraries welcomes visits by K-12 teachers and their students. Lectures covering a variety of subject areas at appropriate grade levels can be arranged with staff. Located in Norlin Library, a visit can support K-12 curriculum in the book arts, the history of science, and photography. Lesson plans covering other subject areas can be offered...
Kids Code: Expanding Tech Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
We have continued to expand the reach of this project by offering meaningful creative computing opportunities to the people in children's support network, including children's teachers and children's families. To learn more about these efforts, please visit our new project page, Communities Code, https://outreach.colorado.edu/programs/details/id/801 ...
Korey Wise Innocence Project
The American criminal justice system contains many features designed to guard against convicting an innocent person. But we are humans and, due to honest mistake and otherwise, there are innocent people in prison. We'll never have a perfect system, but the Korey Wise Innocence Project (KWIP) is dedicated to doing what it can to fix as many mistakes as possible...
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Office of Communications and Outreach
LASP is a solar system science research institution where spacecraft and spacecraft instrumentation are built to support our research mission. The researchers explore planets and planetary bodies, the sun, space weather, and Earth's atmosphere and magnetic field. The Office of Communications and Outreach at LASP creates programming surrounding the research efforts...
Learn More About Climate
Learn More About Climate translates climate change information into resources and tools for teachers, policy makers, and citizens. Watch videos, schedule a guest speaker, and teach standards-based lessons. Representing many institutes and departments of University of Colorado - Boulder, LMAC offers this centralized hub for learning more about climate change...
Learning and Teaching Computer Science at EPIC
Children from non-dominant backgrounds often do not participate in high-quality computer science education. If they engage in computer science education, the curricula typically focus on low-level practices such as keyboarding or practices that are lacking in personal relevance. This limits their capacity for meaningful learning. It further limits their capacity for participating in and setting the terms for conversations about what problems are worth addressing and what kinds of solutions are appropriate...
Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program
The Professional Mentorship Program (PMP) was initiated as a pilot in 2009 and is now an independent program housed in the Career Development Office at the Leeds School of Business. The program partners Leeds undergraduate and MBA students with professional mentors in their fields of interest. The PMP provides an additional level of advising and career counseling for our students and is intended to help them make the most of their business education, as well as better prepare them to take on future challenges in the professional world...
Lens on Climate Change
“Lens on Climate Change” is a program for middle and high school students in Colorado. Students produce film that feature how climate change affects their life in Colorado. Students are mentored by science graduate students from CU Boulder and students from the Colorado Film School throughout the production of their own films. Participants will learn how to define their own topic, write a compelling script, design their video, interview scientists and stakeholders, collect relevant and supportive footage (B-roll) and edit their own video...
Materials Science from CU-Boulder
Presented throughout the state, these classroom programs are based on physical science topics that are used as an introduction to the world of materials science. Students in grades 5-9 use this inquiry-based curriculum and hands-on activities to learn about interdisciplinary topics.
The Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center (LCMRC), an interdisciplinary research unit of the University of Colorado, is partnering with Science From CU to bring programs, assemblies and kits based on materials science...
Metrolab CU-City Design Workshop: Hill and Broadway Corridor
This project is a Metrolab partnership between the university and the city of Boulder. A variety of design and development projects are underway in the University Hill area including revitalization of the commercial district and planning for adjoining residential areas, urban design around proposed hotels and a conference center, improvements on the Broadway corridor and related walking/bicycle routes, and facilities planning at the University...
Middle School Ensemble Program
The CU Middle School Ensemble (MSE) program is a collaborative experience designed for middle school music students, high school musicians considering a career in music teaching, and Music Education majors from the University of Colorado Boulder. This program provides a supplemental musical experience to the school-based music programs for 6th- through 8th-grade students, while also strengthening the opportunities for future music educators to learn their craft...
My Water Comes from the Mountains Activity Kits
These activity kits for the classroom began with the "My Water" book series, which tells the story of how water gets to your tap. To make the most of these books, INSTAAR scientists and graduate students have created hands-on activities that introduce elementary and middle school students to water science.
Kits are in circulation in the Boulder Valley and St...
Thanks in part to the gracious support of the Outreach Program, the efforts of those at the University of Colorado at Boulder have extend to Bolivia. Bolivia is the second poorest nation in Latin America. The focus of our efforts within the country, more specifically within the area known as the Altiplano, is to construct a long distance Wi-Fi network (WiLDNet) linking ten health posts that will provide the broadband connectivity necessary to provide all telemedicine services among those ten locations (we call this wide area network CamachoNet)...
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.
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...
Nobel Prize in Literature: Lecture Series
This lecture series on Nobel-Prize-winning authors from around the world is presented by leading CU Boulder faculty scholars of literature as well as invited guest speakers. The series is hosted by the Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures and held at the Boulder Book Store. The series started in Spring 2016 and now is running for the second year...
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...
Observatory Field Trips for Schools
Sommers-Bausch Observatory (SBO) on the CU-Boulder campus offers a limited number of tours and educational programs each year for school groups and nonprofit organizations during daytime hours. Program coordinators can tailor the presentation to meet the special needs, interests, and educational background of the group. Topics range from "how does a telescope work?" to solar observations, atoms and spectroscopy, phases of the moon, and understanding solar and lunar eclipses...