U-FUTuRES: University of Florida Unites Teachers to Reform Education in Science (Year One)
Notification of award for the U-FUTuRES Math Science Partnership Teacher Institute for the 21st Century was received September 2011. Since that time project leaders have been working with partnering school districts to identify the first cohort of 20 Science Teacher Leaders who will participate in the U-FUTuRES Science Teacher Leadership Institute set to begin May 2012. Institute participants have committed to serving as district Science Teacher Leaders for the next 5 years and will lead a transformation in middle school science teaching as they train and support teachers implementing the NSF-funded middle school science curriculum IQWST: Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology. All U-FUTuRES Institute courses are collaboratively developed and taught by a team of University of Florida scientists and science educators.