Video Description: See how the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP)
is transforming science education in Buffalo Public Schools.
U/B Lead Partner
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) is led by
at Buffalo, a member of the State University of New York system, and
includes as core partners the Buffalo Public Schools, Buffalo State
College and the Buffalo Museum of Science. Supporting partners include
Praxair Technology, Inc., Roswell Park Cancer Institute,
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, the Western New York
Service Learning Coalition, and the Buffalo Public Schools District
Parent Coordinating Committee.
ISEP focus is the critical middle school experiences of students in
engineering as they transition to high school. The project utilizes an
innovative approach to teacher professional development among 12
high-needs urban schools (including "feeder" middle schools and their
corresponding high schools) via:
- courses and interdisciplinary
- development of science and technology classroom
materials that are aligned with state science learning standards
ISEP also combines novel mentoring
approaches and expanded professional learning communities
to build leadership and resources for improving science education in
high-needs/high-potential urban schools. The learning communities
cultivate mentoring relationships involving middle and high school
teachers and students, University at Buffalo and Buffalo
State College STEM faculty, education faculty, undergraduate students
and graduate students, volunteer STEM professionals, and/or parents.
See fact sheet (in Related Files) for more information.