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  • Tampa Bay Lightning: Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Champions!Tampa Bay Lightning: Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Champions!
    We would like to congratulate the Tampa Bay Lightning on winning the Stanley Cup two times in less than one year! Additionally, we would like to thank the crew at Amalie Arena for giving our teachers a tour of the facility in March of 2020. Maintaining a professional ice surface in Tampa in July is ...
  • Science Teachers of the year Ben Donatelli and Karina CarwiseScience Teachers of the year Ben Donatelli and Karina Carwise
    Congratualtions are in order for EQuIPD Intervention teachers Ben Donatelli (left) and Karina Carwise (right) as they have been awarded science teachers of the year in Hillsborough county! We are so happy that your hard work has been recognized. Keep up the great work.
  • STEM For All 2021 Video ShowcaseSTEM For All 2021 Video Showcase
    In May of 2021, the EQuIPD grant, along with 286 other federally funded projects were invited to produce short videos that demonstrate what we are doing to improve STEM and computer science education. Our entry, Working Together Alone: The EQuIPD Grant, can be viewed on the STEM for All page, along with the public discussion. Last ...
  • Working Together, Apart: Spring 2021 EQuIPD NewsletterWorking Together, Apart: Spring 2021 EQuIPD Newsletter
    In this issue of the EQuIPD newsletter, we feature some of the stellar work our EQuIPD teachers have been doing. Specifically, we will look at how teachers foster collaboration in hybrid learning classrooms, with in-person and remote learners. Please download your copy today to learn more about … Students With Speical Needs Maintain Working Hydropoinc and ...
  • TEDxUF: A Model Love Story For EducationTEDxUF: A Model Love Story For Education
    Dr. Nancy Ruzycki, principal investigator of the EQuIPD grant, recently gave a TEDx talk at the University of Florida. In her talk, she discusses how we all use models to understand the world around us, how we use system thinking to build those models, and how differences in models can lead to bias. EQuIPD works ...
  • Hillsborough County Students send experiment to International Space StationHillsborough County Students send experiment to International Space Station
    EQuIPD Professional Learning Community (PLC) teachers from Sheehy Elementary in Hillsborough County engaged their fifth-grade students in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). Their students won the competition and will be sending their chamomile seed germination experiment on Mission 15 to the International Space Station. Dr. Nebi Salim Bakare is the science resource teacher who led ...
  • Hendry County Teacher Earns $20,000 Grant for District Math Teachers
    David Lee, a math teacher at LaBelle High School in Hendry County, FL recently earned a prestigious Math MicroGrant 2020. Mr. Lee’s proposal was one of only five accepted this year, earning a top spot amidst a record number of proposals. Mr. Lee has earned up to $20,000 worth of site licenses for teachers and ...
  • 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase2020 STEM for All Video Showcase
    The EQuIPD grant was recently featured in the 2020 STEM for All Video Showcase, a collection of videos hosted by the National Science Foundation. These videos come from various federally funded projects that are broadly designed to improve computer science and STEM education. The showcase is an opportunity to present innovative research in the field ...
  • Office of Elementary & Secondary Education EQuIPD SpotlightOffice of Elementary & Secondary Education EQuIPD Spotlight
    Dr. Nancy Ruzycki and the EQuIPD program were recently highlighted by the office of Elementary & Secondary Education. The article, available here, focuses on how teachers in the program were supported through their transition to remote teaching in the Spring of 2020. Additionally, other program outreach including open access technology training and the partnership with ...
  • UF Engineer Brings Changes to Florida’s K-12 STEM EducationUF Engineer Brings Changes to Florida’s K-12 STEM Education
    Early assessments of the Engaging Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD) program are revealing its impressive impact among Florida teachers. The EQuIPD program, led by Department of Materials Science & Engineering Senior Lecturer Nancy Ruzycki, Ph.D., is funded through a $5 million Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant and specially designed to support teachers in learning ...
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