NAPE Education Foundation Partners with Freescale Foundation to Provide Professional Development in Austin Independent School District
Gap, PA (July 30, 2014) | The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) Education Foundation will receive funding and support from the Freescale Foundation for teacher professional development programming for 25 secondary science and mathematics teachers and instructional specialists in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas. The Freescale Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
The research-based professional development program, Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student™ (Micromessaging), is designed to increase the success of students in STEM with an emphasis on underrepresented populations, including females, minorities, and low-income students. Teachers learn how to identify barriers to student learning and use the power of micromessages (small and often subtle, yet powerful messages) to improve classroom instructional strategies leading to increased student participation, performance, and persistence in rigorous STEM courses and programs.