University of Houston Regional Science Collaborative
The mission of the UH Collaborative is that every K12 student, regardless of socioeconomic status, race or gender, receives exemplary science instruction. In our view, exemplary science instruction is instruction that delivers conceptual science content while creating student success, developing critical thinking skills, and nurturing students’ natural curiosity in science.
To achieve our mission and leverage our impact on students, we provide high quality, large scale, science teacher professional development programs and resources. These programs focus on science and technology, research-based inquiry teaching strategies, and teacher leadership and mentoring. By using inquiry teaching methods, we promote teacher confidence, curiosity and appreciation of science teaching. We also contribute to the local, state and national knowledge base to address the national need for improved K12 science programs.
Our ultimate aim is to create a community of learners of science teachers that will produce systemic change in K12 science education.
During its inaugural year (2011-12), the UH Collaborative and the associated UH Science Teaching Equity Project will directly impact 300 teachers and 10,000 students while providing over 300 hours of science teacher professional development.
- Project Director
- Dr. Wallace Dominey
- University of Houston College of Education
- University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Texas Learning & Computation Center (TLC2)
- Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS)
- Children's Museum of Houston
- The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
- The Mars Rover Celebration
Participating School Districts
- Aldine ISD
- Alvin ISD
- Alief ISD
- Brazosport ISD
- Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
- Galena Park ISD
- Galveston ISD
- Goose Creek ISD
- Houston ISD
- Katy ISD
- Pasadena ISD
- Spring Branch ISD
- University of Houston Charter School
- Science Teacher Equity Project
- Twitter: @HoustonSTEP
- Science Teaching Equity Project (STEP) on Facebook