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Scientifically Connected Communities (SC2)

Sponsoring Organization: 
NM Higher Education Dept.
Description: 

Goals: Focusing on public elementary, middle and high schools in New Mexico that primarily serve minorities and students underrepresented in the science fields, the goals of Scientifically Connected Communities are to:

  • Provide professional development and resources for teachers that promote inquiry-based teaching strategies and increase scientific literacy for all students;
  • Increase science content knowledge of elementary and middle school teachers;
  • Provide support and resources to increase the number of highly qualified science teachers in New Mexico;
  • Provide structures where best practices are shared and a professional network is established.

Main Components of the SC2 Program:

  • Summer Professional Development Institutes;
  • Support in the Classroom throughout the School Year (Materials, Equipment, Science Resources, and Team Teaching);
  • Professional Development Events Each Semester;
  • Collaborative Workshops with Science Experts
Submission Type : 
Program
Organization
Other Location Information: 
575-646-1397 Terri M. Hansen thansen@nmsu.edu 575-646-2350
Ongoing Event: 
No
Event Season: 
Year Round
Award Stipend Amount to Student: 
$100 for full day participation/$50 for half day participation
SC2
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Dr. Susan W. Brown, Principal Investigator/Project Director
Phone: 
575-646-1397
Email: 
susanbro [at] nmsu.edu
Alternative Contact Name: 
Nicole Zubiate
Alternative Contact Phone: 
575-646-7649
Alternative Contact Email: 
pazubiat [at] nmsu.edu
University or College Affiliation: 
New Mexico State University
Is your program statewide?: 
No
State Area Options: 
Southwest Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
Target Audience: 
K-12th Grade Teachers
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Underrepresented Minorities in General
Community