A new science teaching standard implemented in New Mexico last year is intended to help students learn in a more hands-on way, and a group of Grant County educators is leading the way in helping teachers incorporate this new standard into classrooms here.

The Grant County Making Sense of Science Leadership Team has hosted three courses that have taught teachers about teaching the new state standards that were adopted two years ago, and intends to put on more courses in the future. 

The Leadership Team is a group of eight teachers from Grant County who received a grant from Freeport-McMoRan to put on courses in the area, said Lisa Garcia, a member of the Leadership Team. 

“Our area [is] an underserved area as far as science professional development,” she said. 

The group received training from Making Sense of Science, a division of California-based organization WestEd, so they could serve as “facilitators” here in Grant County.

Click here to read the full story published in the Silver City Daily Press (June  26, 2019)

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