Northern Utah Science Teaching and Laboratory Initiative

This project is designed to address the following two research questions:

1.  To what extent do teaching practices change over time as they engage in the three year professional development project?
2.  What changes in student achievement occur over time as their teachers are involved in the three year professional development project?

“I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; 
and if we think they are not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome

discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education.”

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The primary investigators of this project are USU professors Dr. Todd Campbell* and Dr. J.R. Dennison.
*see Dr. Campbell's Science Education Focus at Factors Influencing Science Education Reform

Participating school districts/charters :
Box Elder
Logan City

Participating USU science team:
Earth Systems - Dr. Pete Kolesar
Physics - Dr. J.R. Dennison
Chemistry -  Dr. Alvan Hengge & Dr. Brad Davidson
Biology - Dr. Greg Podgorski