The ESCAPE Program is now available 100% online!
What is the ESCAPE Online Program?
ESCAPE -- the Equitable Science Curriculum integrating Arts in Public Education--is a UC Irvine online professional development course funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is designed to be especially powerful in helping teachers address the challenges of teaching science content-specific vocabulary to English Language Learners through multi-modal methods, including hands-on inquiry-based learning, movement/dance, and visual art. As a participant you will:
- Learn to teach engaging, NGSS-aligned, integrated science inquiry and arts-based lessons in Earth, Life, or Physical Science
- Obtain powerful tools for teaching content-specific vocabulary and reversing scientific misconceptions
- Join a growing online community of teachers working together to implement arts/science integration
- Participate in educational research funded by NSF to make impactful changes in elementary education
Online Program Details:
- ESCAPE is a 1 Year 100% Online Professional Development Program designed for Teachers in Grades 3, 4, and 5
- The program provides innovative, fully online professional development in support of teaching science through the arts in Earth, Life, or Physical Science
- Teachers participate in a 40-hour (4 unit) ESCAPE Online Course with a 20-hour (2 unit) Implementation Course for follow-up professional development --all offered 100% online
- Receive a $1,000 yearly stipend or the opportunity to earn 6 UCI university credits - YOUR CHOICE!
- Earn A Certificate for Teaching Science Through the Arts upon fulfilling all program requirements
- Participate in one online Teaching Science through the Arts course and obtain a minimum grade of ‘C’ or better (4 quarter units or 40 hours).
- Participate in one follow-up online professional development course and obtain a minimum grade of ‘C’ or better (2 quarter units or 20 hours total per year).
- Teach with fidelity all six lessons that are part of the ESCAPE curriculum.
- Participate in project evaluation to document the effects of the program on teacher practice and student achievement. Your role in evaluation includes:
- Complete and return all project-related paperwork (forms, evaluations, etc.) by due dates.
- Administering student level pre- and post-assessments;
- Sharing student assessment data;
- Participating in teacher pre- and post-assessments;
- Completing lesson reflections with respect to teacher
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