Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

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  • The Literacy Practicum The Literacy Practicum (LING 1900) is an outreach program that works with members of the Boulder community to provide resources and support in literacy and language learning. We work with elementary school children learning to read as well as English language learners of all ages who need assistance in reading, writing, and speaking English. The collaboration involves sending CU Boulder students (or "Buff Buddies") to one of our community partners on a weekly basis to volunteer as mentors for children, adolescents, and adults within the Boulder area...
  • A pilot Colorado-Brazil Program on Sustainable Development Education This project responds to a direct request from the Acre Government and the Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil to join with the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) to establish a robust education and exchange program focused on interdisciplinary forest-based natural resource management. The project will unite professors and students from across UCB and UFAC, and high-level decision-makers and civil servants in the Acre Government...
  • Biological Sciences Initiative The Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) envisions scientific literacy among all citizens, increasing their understanding of the relevance of science to their lives and empowering them to make informed health, environmental and political choices. To promote diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences and scientific literacy, BSI provides research, classroom and professional development experiences to those interested in the biosciences at many levels, while particularly serving those with limited opportunities and/or from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences...
  • Boulder County Latino History Project The Boulder County Latino History Project helps to correct the widespread omission of Latinos from local history books and school curriculums. It began in 2013 as a community-based initiative to document and make known the previously invisible experiences of Latinos in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder over the past century. The project’s 100 volunteers and interns assembled 1,600 primary sources of many types: oral history interviews and other biographical materials, family photographs, information from old newspapers, school records, U...
  • BUENO Center for Multicultural Education The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education is an integral part of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the Center strongly promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism. The Center is deeply committed to facilitating equal educational opportunities for cultural and language minority students...
  • Building LGBTQ-Inclusive Capacity Through University-District Partnership A Queer Endeavor is a grassroots, queer-led initiative housed in the School of Education. Through deep partnerships with researchers, education leadership, and teachers, our work aims toward creating safer, more inclusive school communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, families, and staff. We work in direct partnership with CU’s teacher preparation program and local school districts and also provide training and materials to a national audience...
  • Center for Asian Studies - Campus and Community Outreach The Center for Asian Studies encourages and supports Asian area scholarship across disciplinary and university boundaries. Our mission is to support faculty research and teaching initiatives related to Asian Studies and to disseminate knowledge of Asia in the community and schools. As part of this mission, the Center for Asian Studies hosts numerous symposia, talks, performances, and presentations each year...
  • Center for Asian Studies K-12 Outreach The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries. Through its three principal K-12 outreach programs, CAS annually offers opportunities for teachers ranging from Saturday workshops to credit-bearing professional development courses to summer study tours...
  • CIRES - Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) The CLEAN Network supports educators in teaching about climate and energy topics. We provide a collection of peer-reviewed, scientifically accurate resources and background information as well as access to a community of practitioners. To provide students with accurate information about climate and energy science, educators require scientifically and pedagogically robust teaching materials...
  • CIRES - Education and Outreach CIRES researchers explore all aspects of the earth system and search for ways to better understand how natural and human-made disturbances impact our dynamic planet. CIRES strongly supports and encourages education outreach. Programs exist for K-12 school districts, teachers and students, undergraduates at CU and elsewhere, and other community groups...
  • CIRES - Education and Outreach Evaluation Services Evaluation and assessment methodologies are designed and implemented for programs and proposals on an individual basis. Various tools and approaches are developed to assess how well a program's goals and objectives have been met. This often includes front-end (e.g., user needs assessments), formative (e.g., quarterly evaluation reports), and summative (e...
  • Citizen Science Capacity Building in Boulder Through GLOBE.gov Engaging people in experiencing the environment of their own community is a valuable first step in raising awareness and moving towards a sustainable future for us and our planet. CIRES Education & Outreach (CIRES E&O), in partnership with the CU Museum of Natural History (CU MNH) and Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), is developing environmental education programming to engage people in citizen science in the local community through the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Program...
  • Citizen Science Outreach for African American Families with Asthmatic Children in Denver Communities The goal of this collaboration is to engage African American families in Denver communities with meaningful citizen science relevant to family asthma management. The citizen science involves learning to use indoor air quality sensor devices to determine if routine family activities (e.g., cooking with certain oils; cleaning with certain products) contribute pollutants to the home’s air, especially if those pollutants may trigger asthma symptoms...
  • Classics 101 with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Learn all about the plays in CSF's 2019 season from the experts - our dramaturgs. A dramaturg is a theatre scholar who researches a play. Join the Colorado Shakespeare Festival dramaturgs for behind-the-scenes discussions on the productions presented. This informal lecture series is a great way to learn about the historical context, production history and behind-the-scenes aspects of the plays...
  • Climate Change in Our Backyard As the Earth warms, it becomes increasingly important for citizens around the world to understand the impacts and consequences of climate change on both the global and local scale. However, most climate change communication today focuses on distant locations like Greenland and Antarctica that have little apparent relevance to people living around the Rocky Mountains...
  • Climate Education and Resiliency for Denver Public Schools This project extends climate and energy education research of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the School of Education into diverse schools in the Denver Public School District (DPSD) and Denver charter schools to develop Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) congruent units of climate education focused on sustainability and resiliency...
  • Collaborative Research and Citizen Science with the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation The Mandan Hidatsa Arikara (MHA) Nation is a Native American community located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in the middle of the Bakken Shale formation where there is heavy oil and gas development. They are concerned about risks of damage to environment and health. A primary goal for this outreach project has been that it be a reciprocal, community-driven research project...
  • Collaborative Strategic Reading-Colorado (CSR-CO) Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) is a multi-component reading strategies approach that supports reading comprehension and content learning. Students apply comprehension strategies while reading expository text in small, collaborative, student-led groups. We are currently working with teachers and school leaders in several districts including Boulder Valley School District, Adams 14, and the NYC Department of Education to implement CSR in upper elementary and secondary classrooms that include students from diverse language and learning backgrounds...
  • Communities Code The ability to create and express oneself with technology is important for full participation in today’s digital society. However, troubling participation gaps still persist among underrepresented groups such as African-American and Latino-American youth. Communities Code aims to create high quality computing experiences for young people and to strengthen their social support by engaging their peers in after school programs, supporting their teachers through professional development, and inviting their families to learn alongside them...
  • Continuing Education - ACCESS Program (Fall, Spring, Summer) ACCESS (Available Credit Courses for Eligible Special Students) enables non-degree students to take Boulder main campus undergraduate or graduate courses for personal or professional development. Some students will use the ACCESS program to work toward enrolling in a degree program in the future, to "test out" the university, or to learn from some of the best faculty in the country...