Learning & Teaching

CU Grad Student Gets Fulbright To Study Endangered Primate In Forests Of Vietnam

August 11, 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student Jonathan O'Brien will spend the next nine months in the forests of Vietnam carefully observing endangered primates called black-shanked doucs in their wild habitat.

CU-Boulder Awarded Grant To Help Improve Math And Science Teacher Education

November 15, 2007

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received a grant of up to $2.4 million to improve teacher education in math and science following a nationwide competition that included submissions from more than 50 universities.

CU-Boulder's grant is one of 12 being awarded by the National Math and Science Initiative to implement programs modeled after UTeach, a highly successful math and science teacher preparation program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Successful CU-Boulder Science Teaching Program Now Model For Other Universities

October 18, 2007

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat what many experts call a looming crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers.

Known as the Colorado Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Learning Assistant project, its goal is to improve introductory math and science classes at CU-Boulder and to recruit and train future K-12 science teachers, according to Valerie Otero, director of the program and an assistant professor in CU-Boulder's School of Education.

CU-Boulder Program Attracts Science Majors To Teaching Careers

July 27, 2006

A growing program at the University of Colorado at Boulder is working to combat an impending crisis brought on by a shrinking pool of new K-12 science teachers.

Known as the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics-Teacher Preparation project, it involves a collaboration between the School of Education and six campus science departments.

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