Stories from the Field features videos, photographic essays and brief descriptions of unique activities/experiences currently taking place in school-university and PDS partnerships. For submission information, please contact the SFTF Co-Editors Geraldine Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org and Barbara Terracciano at email@example.com.
In our experience, a collaborative PDS partnership begins with a PD goal in which the complementary expertise of the partners in P-12 school and higher education are united. In the PD collaboration described in this paper, the underlying PD goal was focused upon exploring ways for all middle grades learners to participate during their mathematics classroom experience.
Around the country school districts are facing shortages of math and science teachers (Sutcher, Darling-Hammond, & Carver-Thomas, 2017). In the Norfolk Public Schools-Old Dominion University partnership, we decided to utilize the assets that existed in our own schools and university to address the shortage in our region. This effort is called STEMPower.
Using the Schoolgrounds and Drones to Stimulate Second-Graders’ Understanding of Maps and the Map-Making Process
Scientists use models to represent phenomena and communicate information about the world. Elementary students can engage in the same process of scientific modeling when provided appropriate structure, context, and practice.
Curtis P. Nielsen, University of Northern Iowa, firstname.lastname@example.org Erin Becker, Lincoln Elementary School, email@example.com Jodie Bonwell, Lincoln Elementary...
During a William Paterson University field based-literacy course held at a PDS, Paterson School 12, teacher candidates supported third-graders to write about a personal Small Moment.
Igniting Readers’ Imaginations: How Non-fiction Texts Spark Confidence and Comprehension among Fourth & Fifth Graders
Our elementary PDS partner school is nestled among homes, small businesses, churches, and a neighborhood park on the southwest side of the state’s second largest metropolitan city. Over 43% of the school’s student body identifies as minority. According to the state’s website, approximately 50% of the school’s students are proficient in both Math and Reading as indicated by state test scores. With this reality come unique opportunities.
Angela Danley, University of Central Missouri, firstname.lastname@example.org Donna Palmer, Crest Ridge School, email@example.com Family involvement is necessary when reaching the needs of the students in the...