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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise; Evans, Brian; Woods, Nancy; Hill, Jonathan – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
This paper identifies the complex interactions of a multi-member partnership and outlines the synergetic opportunities and challenges within the model. At the core of the partnership model is the restoration of the waterways surrounding New York City through the reestablishment of the oyster into New York Harbor. The overarching goal was to…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Conservation (Environment), Municipalities, Cooperative Programs
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
Professional Development in the field of education has undergone several shifts in focus. Currently, teacher content knowledge and the ability to disseminate this knowledge is the focus in professional learning communities. The importance of creating a thriving STEM workforce in the United States has been promoted for the last decade. Studies have…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, STEM Education, Student Interests, Learner Engagement
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Birney, Lauren; McNamara, Denise – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the issue of social justice through the lens of equitable access to Advanced Placement courses in the City of New York High Schools, with focus on Advanced Placement Environmental Science. A critical component of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science course is the incorporation of environmental fieldwork. The National…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Environmental Education, Employment Opportunities, STEM Education