Video: ISEP Project Update

  • 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 the University 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.

    Program Focus
    ISEP focus is the critical middle school experiences of students in science and 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 research experiences
    • development of science and technology classroom materials that are aligned with state science learning standards
    • inquiry-based curricula.
    Mentoring Component
    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.

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