Written by Emily Bonoyer
The grant begins this summer and involves 30 teachers from the towns of
The teachers will attend 10 days of content-intensive professional development in science, technology and literacy presented by Eastern's faculty from the University's
Teachers will spend one day at the
Participants will complete the following tasks: increase the breadth and depth of their scientific, technological and literacy content knowledge; integrate content knowledge of science, technology and literacy into instructional practices across grades 3-6 school curriculum; provide staff development to disseminate and support evidence-based literacy practices to building and district teachers in grades 3-6; and build professional relationships that will strengthen all programs.
"I'm delighted that Eastern will be able to offer high-quality professional development for teachers in our partner districts this summer," said Jeanelle Day, associate professor of education and project director of the grant program. "This is an incredible opportunity for the faculty from the Education Department and the
Other Eastern faculty involved with the project include Susannah Richards, assistant professor of education and project co-director of the grant; Catherine Tannahill, associate professor of education and project coordinator of the grant; Fred Loxsom, endowed chair of environmental earth science; James Hyatt, professor of environmental earth science; Lori Brant, education coordinator at Connecticut Forest and Park Association; Laurel Kohl, energy technical specialist at the Institute for Sustainable Energy; Peter Drzewiecki, associate professor of environmental earth science; Ross Koning, professor of biology; Patricia Szczys, assistant professor of biology; and Russell Sampson, associate professor of physical sciences.