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When Atom Collide to Create New Matter: Partnerships Among Unlikely “Atoms”
Mon 14 Oct, 2019 13:15–14:05
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New Mexico struggles with a persisting teacher shortage and underachievement of P-12 students. To address these challenges, an innovative approach was required to trigger the creation of new matter! Participants will explore the powerful outcomes that can evolve as a result of creative partnerships that allow for unlikely “atoms” to collide! Presenters will share the journey of the three partners: New Mexico Highlands University, the Pojoaque Valley School District, and the Los Alamos Laboratory as they engaged in mutually beneficial partnership to create a holistic and synergistic approach to educator preparation and professional development. Over a two year time period partners collectively developed a regional partnership school that provides comprehensive and sustained professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers. This session will be interactive prompting participants to reflect and explore ways to implement innovative partnerships that allow for the creation of new matter in their own institutions.
Dr. Roxanne Gonzales, New Mexico Highlands University
Dr. Virginia Padilla-Vigil, New Mexico Highlands University