K-12 Learning Partnerships: Creating Problem-Centered, Interdisciplinary Learning Environments


The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) approach to outreach in Colorado's Adams County District 50 (AC50), Aurora Public Schools (APS) and Meeker Public Schools (MPS) has been to provide the opportunity for teachers and students to be immersed in mathematics, science and technology at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Through a $2.5 million grant from the Bechtel Foundation, CSM faculty and graduate students have been directly assisting K-5 teachers in AC50, APS and MPS as they implement scientifically and mathematically rich, hands-on instruction at the elementary level. The Denver Public Schools (DPS) and Englewood Public Schools will be joining this program in 2013.The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported our efforts at the middle school level in these school districts as part of the GK-12 Learning Partnerships grant (DGE-0638719; $1.7 million). The current NSF grant, Broadening Participation in Middle School through Undergraduate Study (CNS-0739233), completes the pipeline by providing support for interventions at the high school and college levels.

Do you:

  • Love mathematics, science, and engineering?

  • Want to make a difference in the education of future generations of students?

  • Have a desire to improve the learning experiences of students in middle school and high school?

If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you may be qualified to be involved in the project, "GK-12 Learning Partnerships: Creating Problem Centered, Interdisciplinary Learning Environments."

Please note that GK-12 Learning Partnership Program ends in May 2013, and does NOT include the following summer.


© 2010 Colorado School of Mines | February

Please note that GK-12 Learning Partnership Program ends in May 2013, and does NOT include the following summer.


© 2010 Colorado School of Mines | February