This is an efficacy study to determine if partnerships among formal and informal organizations demonstrate an appropriate infrastructure for improving science literacy among urban middle school science students. The study aims to answer the following questions: How does participation in the program affect students' science knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward science; teachers' science knowledge, skills, and abilities; and families engagement in and support for their children's science learning and aspirations?
About Me (Bio):
Maggie Miller is an evaluator, facilitator, educator and program planner with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit agencies and educational institutions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at San Diego and her master’s degree from Colorado State University. After contributing her skills to educational institutions and nonprofit agencies as an employee for approximately 20 years, Maggie began consulting in private practice in 2005. Clients include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Children’s Museum of Denver, G.R.O.W. (Growing Respect by Observing our World), and the Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement at the Colorado Department of Education. The mission of Maggie Miller Consulting is to help staff in nonprofit organizations clarify their ideas, bring out the best in their people, and align their actions with their goals so that they may best fulfill their agency’s mission.