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Carroll College, WI 
College Web sitehttp://carroll1.cc.edu 

K-12 Partners:
Waukesha South High School, Waukesha, WI

Disciplines: Algebra I & II, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry

Program Summary:
Three Teaching Scholar teams will be created.  Each team will include a math or science major with a declared interest in high school teaching and a math or science major who has not decided on a career route.  Each team will work with a high school teacher and college professor to develop and deliver inquiry-based learning experiences.

Central Methodist College, MO
College Web sitewww.cmc.edu
Program Web site: http://eagles.cmc.edu/llembke/tspweb/index.htm

K-12 Partners:
Daly Elementary School, Fayette, MO
Clark Middle School, Fayette, MO
Fayette High School, Fayette, MO

Disciplines: Math and science (including high school chemistry and physics)

Program Summary:
Central Methodist College (Fayette, MO) Teaching Scholars will assist in instruction in K-12 classrooms of the local public school district.  They will design and conduct laboratory activities and help design new high school laboratory facilities.  While each Scholar will work primarily with one K-12 master teacher mentor, each Scholar will be given the opportunity to rotate among grade levels in order to gain a broader perspective of the challenges facing science and math educators.  As the Scholars were chosen on the basis of their potential for teaching and learning, they will be powerful role models for students in this rural school district.

­­­­Drury University, MO
College Web sitewww.drury.edu

K-12 Partners:
Central High School, Springfield, MO
Pipkin Middle School, Springfield, MO

Disciplines:Biology, physics, chemistry and engineering

Program Summary:
Drury University (Springfield, MO) will use its undergraduate Teaching Scholars to strengthen its already strong partnerships with center-city K-12 schools by creating collaborative research projects, involving middle and high school students, their mathematics and science teachers, Teaching Scholars, and Drury faculty members. This grant will move the mathematics and science programs of the participating schools to a higher level by enhancing mathematics and science literacy, creating positive role models, demonstrating the practical applications of mathematics and science, causing students to become active learners, and earning community recognition for the student’s achievement.

Millikin University, IL
College Web sitewww.millikin.edu

K-12 Partners
:
Durfee Elementary School, Decatur, IL
Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Decatur, IL
MacArthur High School, Decatur, IL

Disciplines:5th grade math, middle school science, high school math, high school biology, high school chemistry

Program Summary:
Millikin University will select five math and science majors to serve as Teaching Scholars in selected classrooms in Decatur, Illinois.  Decatur has experienced severe setbacks in the local economy as well as its educational funding.  Each Teaching Scholar will team with an experienced Decatur teacher and a Millikin math or science faculty member to work together to enrich the local curriculum.  The emphasis will be on inquiry-based integrated math and science activities that utilize appropriate technology.

North Central College, IL
College Web sitewww.noctrl.edu

K-12 Partners:
Brook Park Elementary School, LaGrange Park, IL
Karel Havlicek Elementary School, Berwyn, IL
James Weldon Johnson Elementary School, Chicago, IL

Disciplines:scientific method, physical science, chemistry, physics, biology

Program Summary:
Teaching Scholars at North Central College (Naperville, Illinois) will work with K-4 teachers in three culturally diverse schools in the western suburbs of Chicago and in one city site.  They will teach K-4 students the process of scientific inquiry and guide them in using this process to improve their content knowledge as is required by state standards.

Pfeiffer University, NC
College Web sitewww.pfeiffer.edu
Program Web site: www2.pfeiffer.edu/tsp

K-12 Partners:
East Rowan High School, Salisbury, NC
North Rowan High, Spencer, NC

Disciplines:biology and chemistry

Program Summary:
Pfeiffer University proposes a partnership with East Rowan High School and North Rowan High School to improve science instruction as measured by the level of student achievement on end-of-course (EOC) tests.  Science teachers at the high schools have identified those concepts that they find most difficulty to teach and that students have the most difficulty learning. Pfeiffer University students participating in the Teaching Scholars Program (TSP) will then develop materials that will assist in teaching the concepts that have been selected as difficult for students.  Each Teaching Scholar (TS) will receive feedback and guidance from Teacher Mentors (T.M.) at the high school where the scholar is serving.  University Mentors (U.M.) will also provide guidance to the TS in the development of curricular material.  In addition to in-class service, the TS will provide Saturday research opportunities at Pfeiffer or the high schools for all interested biology and chemistry students. The U.M.s will monitor these research opportunities.

St. Edward’s University, TX
College Web sitewww.stedwards.edu

K-12 Partners:
Allison Elementary School, Austin, TX
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School, Austin, TX
Martin Junior High School, Austin, TX
Fulmore Middle School, Austin, TX
Lanier High School, Austin, TX

Disciplines: Math (grades 7 & 8), science (grades 6, 8, 11)

Program Summary:
Teaching Scholars will work in pairs with middle school science teachers and students in three schools.  They will participate in the planning, coordination, and facilitation of hands-on activities designed to enhance classroom learning opportunities by introducing additional materials and experiences.  They will seek to use this program as a pilot for an innovative model for an alternative K-12 math/science teacher certification process.

St. Joseph’s College, IN
College Web sitewww.saintjoe.edu
Program Web site:http://www.saintjoe.edu/~tsp

K-12 Partners:
Rensselaer Central High School, Rensselaer, IN
Rensselaer Central Middle School, Rensselaer, IN

Disciplines:Mathematics

Program Summary:
The Teaching Scholars will explore mathematics with middle school and high school students through hands-on activities.  The participating students will observe mathematical phenomena, analyze and mathematically model what they observe, and write about their results.  Many of the activities will use the graphing calculator with data acquisition hardware to collect and analyze data.  The Teaching Scholars and the mathematics department will host a web site serving as a central point for planning, execution, and assessment.  Students will write about their mathematical explorations within their own web pages at this site. 

West Virginia Wesleyan University, WV
College Web site
www.wvwc.edu

K-12 Partners:
Elkins High School, Elkins, WV
Lewis County High School, Weston, WV
Buckhannon/Upshur High School, Buckhannon, WV

Disciplines: Biology, coordinated and thematic science, chemistry and mathematics

Program Summary:
West Virginia Wesleyan College will divide its Teaching Scholars into three, two-student teams, one each in math, biology, and chemistry.  A fourth team, consisting of two Computer Science students and a faculty advisor, will provide assistance in instructional technology.  Teaching Scholars will first learn about instructional design and classroom techniques through workshops led by students and faculty from the Education Department.  Each team of Teaching Scholars, assisted by a faculty member and a high school teacher, will then design interactive, inquiry-based activities and present them in the public school classrooms of three school districts.

Widener University, PA
College Web sitewww.widener.edu

K-12 Partners:
Lake View Elementary School, Ridley Park, PA
Edgewood Elementary School, Folsom, PA
Ridley Middle School, Ridley Park, PA

Disciplines: Life science and physical science

Program Summary:
Instructors from Widener University’s science departments will mentor, train, and direct select science majors to assist classroom teachers in delivering age appropriate, standards-based, interactive lessons and materials to students from the Ridley School District.  The intent of this project is to offer exceptional students (Teaching Scholars) the opportunity to assist in teaching science in K-8 classrooms.  The teaching strategies utilize well-tested methods, materials and experimentation that are meant to improve the quality and effectiveness of instruction.  This opportunity will also serve to stimulate student interest in the teaching profession.  Five Widener science majors will be trained each year to use the Full Option Science Study (FOSS) inquiry-based materials developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA.  The students in turn will train the teachers and instruct the students in the Ridley School District.  University faculty will serve as mentors to these students and the K-8 teachers.

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