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U-FUTuRES: University of Florida Unites Teachers to Reform Education in Science
University of Florida Unites Teachers to Reform Education in Science (U-FUTuRES) at the 6th-8th grade level is an Institute Partnership between the University of Florida's P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School College of Education, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Center for Precollegiate Education and Training; the Levy County School District; the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium and associated school districts; and the University of Michigan.

The partnership is engaging in collaborative implementation of a coherent, learning goals- and inquiry-driven, problem-based, and standards-aligned science curriculum (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology), and is developing sustainable school district capacity for leading this reform.

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Project Contributions

Shared Vision to Practice: Early Lessons Learned from Developing a Partnership with Higher Education STEM Faculty
"The development of a shared vision among the stakeholders in our National Science Foundation (NSF-MSP) innovative partnership is important for achieving the goal of improving middle school science achievement. In…
U-FUTuRES: University of Florida Unites Teachers to Reform Education in Science (Year One)
Posted by: Lynda Hayes. 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…