Preparing elementary school teachers to integrate collaborative skills and science content into a service-learning project
Connect Science supports teachers and students by...
Transforming teaching by engaging students in project-based learning
Teachers learn new ways to engage students in learning. Students engage in activities to promote the eight national service-learning standards for quality practice: meaningful service, link to curriculum, reflection, diversity, youth voice, partnerships, progress monitoring, and duration and intensity.
Enhancing students’ social and emotional skills
Students learn a set of collaborative skills that help them work together on a service-learning project in the classroom. These skills aim to address the five core competencies of social and emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Motivating students to become engaged citizens
Students learn about energy-related problems. They identify issues in their community and then become driven and prepared to work toward solutions.
Preparing teachers to use the Next Generation Science Standards
Teachers gain a concrete understanding of how the cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas and scientific practices can be integrated to meet essential understandings related to energy and natural resources.