Changing the Way All Students Experience Education
Teaching SMART, a program of Girls Incorporated of Rapid City (South Dakota), a division of Youth & Family Services, is an equity-based, comprehensive three-year teacher professional development program designed to produce systemic change in the classroom by improving science education at the elementary school level. The mission of Teaching SMART is to encourage the performance and persistence of all students, particularly girls and minority youth, in elementary science. To achieve this end, Teaching SMART provides instruction and hands-on training for third through fifth grade teachers to increase their awareness of and comfort level in using equitable, hands-on inquiry, and exploration based approaches to teaching. The success of the program is based on its long-term commitment to educational renewal, which is accomplished through a comprehensive professional development training model.
What is Teaching SMART?Teaching SMART
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