Supported by Sally Ride Science
(SRS) and part of the University of California Professional Development Institute (UCPDI) at UC San Diego, the Sally Ride Educator Academy
(SREA) is committed to providing opportunities for applied research, teaching and service for practitioners of science education across PK-20. In so doing, SREA offers resources and trainings dedicated to innovative and holistic pedagogical approaches to STEAM education, incorporating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and building upon the SRS model.
As a hub for educational transformation, SREA serves as a center for partnerships with institutions across the globe and as an accessible clearinghouse for best practices as developed and curated by science educators. The Academy also supports Sally Ride fellows and scholars engaged in work around STEAM education for diverse learners and related professional development couched within the SRS framework.
In collaboration with the Department of Education and Behavioral Sciences
(DEBS) at UC San Diego Extension, SREA offers series of seminars, courses and certificates based in SRS and aligned with local and state standards. These courses carry salary scale applicable academic credit for K-12 teachers and may meet requirements for licensure renewal and/or certification.
The Academy plans to launch two online courses in fall quarter, 2018. These courses (Ignite Student Interest in STEAM for Upper Elementary Educators
and Ignite Student Interest in STEAM for Middle School Educators
) are designed to engage students cognitively and affectively through authentic connections and experiences, viewed through the lens of careers in STEAM. Best practices and challenges are explored in depth, providing a solid foundation for future work with STEAM content. These courses will be followed by others focusing on lesson design, differentiation and assessment, as well as student support.
Dates for the first two courses will be announced soon, and ultimately available through the Educator Academy site https://sallyridescience.ucsd.edu/educator
and the UC San Diego Extension website.
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Through a network of scholars, practitioners and fellows, UCPDI conducts applied research in diverse professional settings. This research takes on a variety of forms, including:
- Evaluations, environmental analyses and assessments
- Articles and presentations
- Practitioner-focused thematic research
- White papers, working papers and policy briefs
- Consultancies and case studies
- Resources and advisement for media and government entities
- Clearinghouse on the 21st Century workplace
- Speakers bureau
- Op-ed pieces
Teaching and Learning
In support of its education and outreach missions, UCPDI offers facilitated and self-paced courses, seminars, sessions and programs on campus, onsite and online. These offerings, focused on the 21st-century workplace experience, include:
Professional development seminars and workshops
Coursework offered in traditional and online formats, including Adult Learning and Social Capital in the workplace
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC)
Mentor training in traditional and online formats
Trainings for instructional staff
Mentoring and Service
UCPDI is committed to serving its constituencies and communities in providing opportunities for meaningful engagement within and across organizations, guided by experienced professionals. This work incorporates the following elements:
Collaborative network of fellows and scholars
Mentorship opportunities that include training
Other service opportunities
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