Drake University has been awarded a $525,000 grant through the Improving Teacher Quality State Grant Program. Congratulations to Jerrid Kruse, Assistant Professor of Science Education, and Tonia Land, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Technology Education, on this significant achievement.
This three-year project entitled, Developing Content, Pedagogy, and Mentorship Capacity for Improving Elementary Math and Science, will work to increase the content knowledge of elementary teachers in science and mathematics by delivering year-long professional development targeting math and science instruction. Additionally, the project will work to help the elementary teachers translate their increased content knowledge into improved mathematics and science teaching in their classrooms. Partners include Grandview University and Des Moines Public Schools. The Math Science Partnership grant is funded by NCLB Title IIA funds.