Maritza Macdonald

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Maritza Macdonald
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Senior Director of Education and Policy
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I am an experienced Teacher Educator, Researcher, and Evaluator with extensive work in teacher Education Programs at Bank Street College in the 80's and Columbia University, Teachers College in the 90's. I have been working for 15 years at the American Museum of Natural History in the development, research, and evaluation of professional development and educational programs that combine formal and informal contexts to increase achievement and create equity. My titles are Sr. Director of Education and Policy and Co-Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Residency Program in Earth Science.
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An Innovative Approach to Earth Science Teacher Preparation: Uniting Science, Informal Science Education, and Schools to Raise Student Achievement

Maritza Macdonald, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
09/01/2011
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City, in partnership with New York University, and in collaboration with five high-needs schools, is developing, implementing, and researching a five-year pilot Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Earth Science. The program is delivered by the Museum's scientific and education teams and its evaluation covers aspects of the program from recruitment to first year of teaching.