Evaluation of University at Buffalo/Buffalo Public Schools Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP), (2011-2016)

Focus Area: Inquiry and Nature of Science

Project Description: The University at Buffalo’s ISEP MSP project utilizes an innovative approach to teacher professional development, including courses and interdisciplinary research experiences, development of science and technology classroom materials aligned with state science learning standards, and inquiry-based curricula to transform how science is taught in the Buffalo Public Schools. The ISEP project focuses on impacting students’ experiences in science and engineering, particularly as they transition from middle school to high school. The Discovery Center’s overarching evaluation efforts focus on assessing progress toward project goals, but also on providing feedback and insights that stimulate dialogue about sustainable science learning among Buffalo’s high-needs schools, local universities, informal science teaching/learning organizations, corporate partners, and the local community.

Product/Publication: Paper on Instrument Development and Data Visualization Regarding Scientific Inquiry and Nature of Science
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