Selected teaching stars from schools in theCorpus Christiarea will be featured in new comprehensive teacher training videos and curricula onTexas’ bays and estuaries. Production of video and curricula will be through the highly-acclaimed “Teaching with the Stars” project of the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Texas State University, supported by the Ewing Halsell Foundation and the Harte Research Institute. Once completed, teachers from Texas’ and in particular from underrepresented communities and largely Hispanic schools may be provided this training.
“Stars” is a video-based professional teacher development series created on the idea that one of the best strategies for improving student attainment in the sciences is through high quality teacher instruction and use of effective experiential teaching aids.
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H2O (Headwaters to Ocean) is a cooperative project sponsored by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and funding partner, the Ewing Halsell Foundation which supports the project H2O. H2O is an experiential, technology-enhanced education program focused on water, from headwaters to the ocean (http://www.water-texas.org)