Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development

Secondary school, Technical school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences, STEM

Quarknet is an initiative to involve high-school teachers and their students in state-of-the-art research that seeks to resolve some of the mysteries about the structure of matter and the fundamental forces of nature. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Department of Energy.

http://physics.bu.edu/quarknet/

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Secondary school, Higher education, Technical school
College access/preparation/transition, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Math, Sciences

Brown Summer High School (BSHS) is a professional development (PD) program for graduate student training and teacher preparation that also provides summer enrichment for Providence Public School students and students in the Greater Providence area. Local teachers serve as mentors and participate in the methods classes for their own continuing education and PD.

https://education.brown.edu/

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Secondary school, Higher education, Technical school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Health/Medical

BRUSHE is a student-led, student-run sexual health education program. We teach weekly workshops to students in Providence middle schools, giving them a safe space to discuss sexual health, relationships, body image, and other relevant topics. We aim to supplement the school’s existing sexual education program in a way that encourages students to ask questions that will inform their decisions.

https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/support/sarah-doyle-center/brown-university-s…

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Secondary school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, History

The Choices Program draws on scholarship from Brown University to produce innovative curricula and videos that make contested international issues accessible, engaging, and relevant to secondary school audiences. Also offers professional development workshops for educators from across the nation.

https://www.choices.edu/

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Middle school, Secondary school
College access/preparation/transition, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences, STEM
The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences recruits under-represented minorities and under-privileged students to work in the lab, offers summer research opportunities for minority students through the BP-ENDURE and Leadership Alliance programs at Brown, and makes opportunities available for high school students and undergraduates at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs). In partnership with RISD, we educate STEM teachers about new techniques and technological advances and provide outreach to elementary schools and foster care facilities, allowing them to participate in educational programs about the basic principles of brain development and functioning.

https://www.brown.edu/academics/cognitive-linguistic-psychological-sciences/home

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Elementary, Middle school, Technical school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences

Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences’ Science-Teaching and Education Program (DEEP STEP) is an outreach program that works in partnership with Providence Public Schools’ Department (PPSD) to develop and bring Earth Science lessons into local elementary classrooms. We develop quarter-long, multi-lesson Earth Science Modules for grades 2-5 that are aligned with grade-specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are centered on inquiry-driven science learning. Our volunteers co-teach the Modules with participating teachers in three Providence public schools (Vartan Gregorian, Pleasant View and Martin Luther King).

https://deepsoutreach.brown.edu/

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Elementary, High school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences

This course is a practical introduction to Earth Sciences curriculum design and teaching with a strong “learning by teaching” component. Students will learn about the principles and best practices of science education and communication and will teach a theme-driven ten-lesson Earth Science module designed by DEEPS students in collaboration with participating teachers from two Providence elementary schools. After each lesson, students will receive feedback and will analyze and discuss their teaching process during class meetings. In the second part of the course, students will apply the experience they gained to design a new module outline.

https://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/COURSES/…

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High school
Advising, Mentorship, Tutoring, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is an intensive one-year master's and certification program that prepares tomorrow's teacher leaders in secondary education (grades 7-12) in English, social studies, mathematics, or science (biology, chemistry, or engineering/physics). Our program is a unique blend of outstanding university-based coursework, an immersion in teaching in a summer enrichment program, and a yearlong teaching residency in one of our local district or charter public schools. MAT candidates learn to teach within a particular school context while developing an understanding of the larger landscape of educational inequity — and how to make positive change.

https://education.brown.edu/academics/graduate/master-arts-teaching

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Elementary, Middle school, High school, Secondary school, Higher education, Community, College
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Health & Wellness

We offer a full range of programs from introductory professional development workshops to a Whole School Transformative Mindfulness Initiative for those schools committed to establishing mindfulness as a foundation for students’ education and the well-being of faculty and staff. Our Mindfulness in Schools programs are designed and customized to address the specific needs of each academic community, including students, teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals and school leadership.

https://www.brown.edu/public-health/mindfulness/programs/mindfulness-schools-an…

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Elementary, Middle school, Secondary school, Technical school
Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Health/Medical, Math, Sciences, STEM

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning. Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.

https://www.pltw.org/

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High school
Arts, College access/preparation/transition, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences, STEM
The Science Cartoons (SciToons) program was developed to engage STEM and non-STEM students and faculty in the creation of science animation for YouTube. The SciToons model is a new approach for communicating scientific research and concepts to a broad audience via storytelling, animation, high-quality multimedia and art. SciToons are interdisciplinary, and leverage the strength of Brown researchers and undergraduates for the stories and animations. SciToons videos are an excellent resource for high school students, teachers and the general public who are interested in learning about a range of scientific topics. The SciToons initiative was created in 2011 by Dr. Oludurotimi Adetunji, Associate Dean of the College, who leads the program.

https://www.brown.edu/academics/science-center/outreach/science-cartoons-program

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High school, Secondary school, Higher education, Community, College
Advising, Mentorship, Tutoring, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development

The yearlong program in urban education policy prepares students to become education change agents who can lead the fight to improve students’ opportunities and outcomes. Over the course of a year, UEP students complete an independent research project, take rigorous courses, and gain community experience through internships with Brown’s community partners. Through this integration of research, theory, and practice, students learn how urban education policy works, how decisions are made, how to measure policy consequences, and how to make an impact.

https://education.brown.edu/academics/graduate/urban-education-policy-am

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Secondary school
Advising, Mentorship, Tutoring, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences, STEM
The Weinrich Lab uses National Science Foundation (NSF) funds to provide internships to two public school teachers. The lab also mentors students from public high schools in summer internships.

https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/weinreich/

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High school
Advising, Mentorship, Tutoring, Curriculum/Educational Resources/Professional Development, Sciences, STEM

Previously known as the Young Scholars Conference, the Womxn in STEM (WiSTEM) Symposium has four main goals: Create space where intersecting identities and scientific research coexist; Equip womxn with the tools needed to navigate educational and occupational environments; Impart skills and knowledge to promote professional development and boost participants’ preparation to enter the job market; Encourage networking that can facilitate community mentorship and sponsorship.

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/institutional-diversity/initiatives/…

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