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The Partnership consisting of nine Silicon Valley school districts and San Jose State University's (SJSU) Colleges of Engineering and Education is taking a regional approach to improving science education by building institutional capacity, instructional quality, and student achievement in a major urban region.

Sustainable institutional changes are created to support high quality science education. Science teaching and learning, grades K-8, is improved through a continuum of university preservice preparation, new teacher induction, on-going inservice and leadership development for over 1300 preservice students and inservice teachers.

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Video: Partnership for Student Success in Science
Video overview of the Partnership for Student Success in Science (PS3) project, serving nine school districts in California. This video clip provides a summary of PS3 professional development activities, and offers commentary from program participants.
On the Ability to Design Engineering Experiments
Posted by: Kurt McMullin. Describes the skills needed by engineering students to design experiments. "The US Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology recently put a new spin on experimentation skills in engineering education....
Enhancing Inquiry Skills in Engineering through a University-School District Partnership
Discusses the development of inquiry-based experimental design into four undergraduate engineering courses. "The Partnership for Student Success in Science is a collaborative educational project between...
Integrating NEES Research into Advanced Analysis and Design Courses
Discusses the development of inquiry based modules for graduate courses in civil engineering using data from the NEES repository. "A multi-institutional collaborative project, investigating soil-foundationstructure-...
Introducing PS3
PS 3 Vision The PS 3 vision has four components: building a sustainable long term teacher development model for science in the region that leads to an increase in the...