Michelle will be presenting interactive poster at the 2016 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) in Baltimore, MD
The Curriculum + Community Enterprise for Restoration Science (CCE-RS) brings together educators from multiple settings to provide engaging STEM-C curriculum through restoration science to urban middle school students. By developing partnerships across multiple urban educational settings, project leaders hope to help ameliorate disenfranchisement as they implement captivating curriculum to students who are typically underrepresented in STEM-C fields. This paper focuses on describing the model through the perspectives of project leaders thereby facilitating future replications. Based on this early phase, researchers were able to derive communication guidelines to promote the development of future educational partnerships; namely, the importance of clearly defined goals and streamlined decision-making.