Funder: Nicholas Endowment
Graduate Student Researcher: Janet Garcia Mercado
The Nicholas Endowment grant is funding a ten-day summer institute to bring middle and high school teachers from the MESA program (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) to UC Irvine for professional development
Training will focus on instructional approaches that incorporate designing, building, and testing frameworks to teach engineering and science content to under-represented minority students.
Teacher learning will be studied through surveys, interviews, analysis of lesson plans, and videos of practice.