The Atlantic Partnership for Biology in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico
A key purpose of the Atlantic Partnership is to develop a teacher professional development model focusing on the needs of Latino students. As with other Math and Science Partnership projects, building teacher effectiveness is at the heart of the enterprise.
The science focus of the project is on coastal and forest microbial and community ecology and related conservation to integrate the study of genes to ecosystems.
The partners are Salem State College, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Humacao, school districts in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, and the curriculum development company TERC.
The project seeks to transform the way life sciences are taught in the two colleges and up to 17 school districts.
Through guided experiences in scientific research teachers are enhancing their understanding of the diversity and unity of biological processes at every level of organization and translating this learning into pedagogically effective changes in classroom practice.
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