Hands-On Science Teaching in Missouri

Program evaluation is always interesting, some days more than others! Right now I’m in Columbia, MO, for the National Science Foundation-funded Quality Elementary Science Teaching (QuEST) Summer Institute 2015. My colleague, Tracy Bousselot, and I are in our second year in attendance at this hands-on gathering of Missouri elementary teachers working to enhance their understanding…

Improve Education Through Arts and Creativity

Ross Anderson, senior lead researcher at EPIC, penned an article for Eugene’s Register-Guard about ArtCore, a new arts education program to be implemented in five Lane County Schools, through a partnership between EPIC, Lane Arts Council, the Springfield Public Schools, and others. This article originally appeared in the Register Guard but has since been archived:…

College and Career Readiness Workshops, South Carolina

I recently had the opportunity to travel throughout South Carolina, leading workshops in Columbia, Charleston, and Rock Hill with my colleagues Rachel Farkas and Greg Hopper-Moore. The workshops were held in conjunction with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and the Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness at Francis Marion University. The workshops…