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...
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 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...
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...
Organizing Alternatives to Gentrification in a Non-Dominant Community
This project is a continuation of a partnership between CU-Boulder and the food justice organization, ReVision. Jurow's team of graduate students in the School of Education have collaborated with students and faculty in different campus departments including the College of Business and the Alliance for Technology Learning and Society to support the transformation of the Westwood neighborhood in Denver from a food desert to a food oasis...
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...
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...
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...