P-12 Outreach

Law School students teach state high school students about Constitution

CU Law School student Jocelyn Jenks so enjoyed going out to teach state high school students about the Constitution in 2012 that she came back this year to participate as an alumna.

“The experience was wonderful, and I jumped at the opportunity to work with high school students again this year,” said Jenks (Law ‘12).

Leeds students provide financial literacy to middle-schoolers

A financial literacy course, built from scratch and led by students from the Leeds School of Business last semester, had middle-schoolers not only learning about basic concepts like budgeting and debt, but also collaborating on the investment of a $25k stock portfolio.

‘Something that changes students’ lives’

High school senior Marlene Talamantes clearly has a way with words. She spent a day at the University of Colorado Law School and spoke her way right into a trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before the competition, Talamantes was not sure she would go to college.  Now she sees college as a definite part of her future and plans to pursue a career in teaching or law. 

CU’s anti-violence production of ‘The Tempest’ to tour Colorado schools

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s highly praised school anti-violence tour continues in spring 2013 with a new program based on “The Tempest” that focuses on themes of vengeance and forgiveness.

Created in conjunction with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado Boulder, CSF’s “Twelfth Night” anti-bullying tour has now been seen by more than 22,000 Colorado schoolchildren. That inaugural program examined the problem of bullying through the character Malvolio.

STEM: Strengthening education, and the power of a nation

STEM education at CU-Boulder is having a ripple effect, transforming undergraduate and graduate-level classrooms; boosting the number of STEM majors pursuing teaching careers; and fanning out to improve STEM learning at K-12 levels. CU gathers to celebrate STEM scholarship and education projects this Oct. 1 at the 4th Annual Symposium on STEM Education.

CU students’ work makes it to the big screen

The work of a talented group of University of Colorado Boulder students and staff has made it to the big screen. The really big screen -- in fact, a more than 20-meter dome.

CU engineers help launch Colorado K-12 science experiments into space

When the space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its journey to the International Space Station in 2009, it had on board two butterfly habitats, which were part of an experiment conducted by CU-Boulder and K–12 students across the country.

Helping K-12 students explore the art of storytelling

Associate Professor William McGinley is no stranger to innovative outreach projects that significantly impact communities, K-12 students and teachers. His latest project, Tell Your Story: Composing a Life, integrates storytelling, creative writing and visual arts in teaching a diverse group of middle school students to memorialize important life experiences.

“The telling of our own life story is the one creative work of art in which we are all engaged,” McGinley said. “This program provides young people with art-based opportunities to imagine and tell their stories.”

Bullying prevention through Shakespeare

Colorado Shakespeare Festival actors performed a 17th century play in more than 25 schools from Fort Collins to Trinidad last fall to set the stage for modern-day discussions about school bullying. 

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