MNA’s 51st National Science Foundation (NSF) grant evaluation contract comes from San Jose State University (SJSU) for its recently awarded Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science to help support summer research experiences for a total of 30 San Jose-based high school educators to foster long-term collaborations between SJSU and school districts.
During the 3-year program, the participating teachers will develop an Education Transfer Plan (ETP), a blueprint for transferring elements of the summer experience to their students including hand-on experimental modules in STEM areas-particularly in CS and Engineering related to Renewable Energy and Sustainability.
Teachers will receive support for this activity during one-on-one and group sessions with a Teacher Education / Science Education SJSU faculty throughout the weekly summer sessions. The program will be supported by weekly seminars and group activities and build a community and increase capacity of the high school teachers.
Stay tuned for evaluation updates in summer.