Project SING is the product of a Teacher Quality Partnership grant awarded by the Connecticut State Department of Education – Office of Higher Education. Hosted by Quinnipiac University, the Bristol-Myer Squibb Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Quinnipiac, and the University of New Haven, Project SING brings the Next Generation Science Standards into focus for beginning teachers, mentors, and administrators.
This study is grounded in the Communities of Practice theoretical framework (Macklin, 2007) because of the socially constructed, discursive, and collaborative nature of the professional development proposed. SING’s goal is to facilitate the relationship between new teacher- mentor-administrator to establish a new norm for science education in Connecticut (Figure 1) reflective of the NGSS focus on 3-D teaching and learning practices through action, discourse, reflection, analysis, and collaboration.
Figure 1. Project SING Communities of Practice Model
Teacher Quality Partnership
To Bring NGSS to Connecticut Science Teachers.
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This project is funded in part by a federal grants under Title II of the No Child Left Behind Act (P.L. 107-110) administered by the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. $153,707 of the cost of the project was financed with federal funds.
Opinions and findings expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education, and no official endorsement by either of these agencies should be inferred.
For a closer look at our flyer: 2016 Project SING Recruitment Flyer for Year 1 Fellows
For a closer look at our flyer: 2016 Project SING Recruitment Flyer for Year 2 Fellows