Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-2-2014

Abstract

The WIPRO Science Education Fellowship (SEF) is a 2 year science teacher-leadership program funded by the Wipro Ltd. Wipro committed $5.1million to COSMIC, over seven-years, to train three (3) cohorts of 180 school teachers, fostering leadership and teaching excellence in science education among K-12 teachers from Greater Boston, Northern New Jersey and Greater New York. Through engagement and collaboration with teams of teachers from different districts, teachers reflect on their own practice and that of their peers through the use of video; they identify opportunities for themselves to take a leadership role within the district, in their building or with their peers; and they identify and pursue opportunities for individual growth through adult learning.

Collaborators/Partners

Wipro SEF is in the Greater Boston region through a partnership with UMass Boston’s COSMIC and the public school districts of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Malden, and Pembroke; in Northern New Jersey through a partnership with COSMIC, Montclair University and the public school districts of Clifton, Montclair, Orange, Kearny, and Paramus; and in greater New York through a partnership with COSMIC, Mercy College and 5 (soon-to-be-identified) school districts from the Westchester and Rockland counties.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage