NURTURES is actively recruiting participants for our academic year 2019-2020 program. At this time, participation is available only to select school districts in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan (see participating schools below-if your district is not listed, please contact us for further info).

Program participants will gain the following:
  • In-depth science content knowledge aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Experience using scientific and engineering practices, discourse and literacy competencies, and pedagogical skills in the service of teaching specific core concepts
  • Instruction developing inquiry-based lessons that integrate science, technology, engineering and math in the early childhood classroom

Program participants will also:
  • Receive a $1,500 stipend + iPad for attending and completing the summer institute and academic year program
  • Earn 2 graduate credit hours (free of charge) and receive an additional 14 hours of professional development sessions during the academic year
  • Receive personalized coaching on instructional practice in early childhood science
  • Have a $200 budget allocation for purchasing science classroom supplies
  • Gain access and contribute to a library of quality science lessons
  • Receive classroom extension activities and supplies for students and families*

Summer Institute Dates:
The NURTURES Summer Institute runs for two weeks M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

(with one hour for lunch)

2019: Monday July 8th - Friday July 19th, 2019

NOTE: At this time, participation is available only to select school districts in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan including (if you are interested, but your disctrict is not listed - contact us for further info):

Northwest Ohio:

  • Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
  • Benton-Carrol-Salem Schools
  • Elmwood Local Schools
  • Defiance City Schools
  • Diocese of Toledo
  • Evergreen Schools
  • Genoa Area Local Schools
  • Maumee Schools
  • Oregon City Schools
  • Otsego Local Schools
  • Port Clinton Schools
  • Pettisville Schools
  • Perrysburg Schools
  • Pike-Delta-York Schools
  • Rossford Schools
  • Springfield Local Schools
  • Swanton Schools
  • Washington Local Schools
  • Wauseon Schools
  • WSOS Community Action

Southeast Michigan:

  • Airport Community Schools
  • Bedford Public Schools
  • Dundee Community Schools
  • Ida Public Schools
  • Jefferson Schools
  • Mason Consolidated Schools
  • Monroe County Intermediate School District
  • Monroe Public Schools
  • New Bedford Academy
  • Triumph Academy
  • Whiteford Agricultural Schools

*A random selection of teacher participants in NURTURES Phase 2 will receive family engagement materials during the course of program enrollment. Upon conclusion of the research protocol resources will be made availabe to all participating teachers.

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