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The form will automatically download to your computer when you click the link above. If you are having trouble downloading the form, please email “firstname.lastname@example.org,” and we will happily get you one as soon as possible!
Why partner with CityScience?
CityScience’s school partnerships are a year-long collaborative commitment to improving instruction, curriculum, and school culture. CityScience Coaches, teachers, and school administrators work together to plan and implement an integrated science curriculum that engages students, promotes higher order thinking, and improves performance across subject areas and grade levels.
Our partnership goal is to help your school create the conditions necessary for teachers to spark an active interest in science while exploring its relationship to other subjects. Our Coaches bring experience and certification in teaching, administration, and program development. Our curricula are sequenced and structured to guide students in meeting or exceeding State standards.
Partner schools in 2016-2017 can expect to receive the following support:
- A dedicated site coordinator
- Student courses and model instruction
- Professional development workshops
- Teacher observation and coaching
- Pre- and post-curricula evaluation
- Pre- and post-curricula integration maps
- Inquiry-based project and lesson planning
- Data-driven instructional practices
- Administrative and network coordination
- Common Core and state standards procedures
What is the expected commitment from my school?
- Contracted services from CityScience
- Weekly common planning time for science teachers
- Meetings with school or network leaders every one to two months
- Willingness to provide time for field trips
- Dedicated storage area for science supplies
- Willingness to be a site for one corporate volunteer day
- Interest in using data to heighten program effectiveness
Leverage your school’s investment in STEM education:
- Investment by school for PD of $10,000 gets a $2,500 match from CityScience
- Investment by school for PD of $15,000 get a $5,000 match from CityScience
- Investment by school for PD of $20,000 gets a $10,000 match from CityScience
Who should apply?
Middle schools that are committed to STEM education, want to create a collaborative partnership, and build a program for student-driven success.
The application process for partnership has two parts: an application and a site visit. Applications are available for download by CLICKING HERE! For any questions or concerns, email email@example.com. The form will automatically download to your computer when you click the link above.
Please submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight, June 30, 2016 for consideration.
Timeline and Selection Criteria:
Applications will be reviewed in mid-August and site visits will be scheduled for late August into September. Partnerships will be selected based on the school’s objectives and commitment to reaching such goals.
Our Educational Approach
Inquiry-based learning starts with a question and cooperative inquiry is the process of teachers and students answering questions together. Scaffolded by teachers, students use tools to find information, explore causes and create meaning. In the process, they develop analytical skills and become group and individual problem solvers.
Scientific topics are more accessible and relevant when connected to the real world. Place-based lesson plans with hands-on experiments invite student exploration, allow differentiated learning and directly link science topics to life, community, neighborhoods and the future.
3. Integrated Curricula
Students benefit when science is taught with other subjects. An integrated science curriculum combines math, geography, social studies, and history. Mapping lesson plans between subjects creates thematic learning environments. When learning is organized around themes, students have more opportunities to practice interdisciplinary skills like literacy, numeracy, research and critical thinking.
Students learn by doing and sharing their learning. Experiences such as observing, experimenting, creating data, dissecting and journaling create opportunities for students to apply their learning. End of project portfolios and presentations celebrate student learning and achievement.