ERIC Number: ED447646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education/School-to-Work Models: Best Practices and Unique Approaches. Regional Electronic Magnet School (Massachusetts): South Coast Educational Collaborative.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
The National School-to-Work Office in collaboration with the National Association for Gifted Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for the Gifted, and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted have identified 11 gifted education/school-to-work (GT/STW) models that are either best practices or unique approaches. This information packet provides an overview of one of the unique approaches models: the Regional Electronic Magnet School Re: Math and Science (REMS2) in Massachusetts. This project demonstrated, evaluated, and disseminated a pilot electronic magnet school for talented math and science students at 15 Massachusetts high schools. Its aim was to expose students to real-world research problems and methods. High school math and science teachers collaborated with corporate and university scientists, who served as student advisors. Teachers gained professional development and students learned experimental design, laboratory skills, instrumentation, mathematical modeling and problem solving, and exploratory data analysis. Participating students received high school credit and were brought together for a two-week Summer Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell with professors, corporate engineers, and scientists in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, health sciences, and mathematics, where they developed research projects. The information packet includes a program overview, a videotape, and relevant articles. (CR)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Career Education, Career Exploration, College School Cooperation, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Engineering Education, Magnet Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, Problem Solving, Program Design, Research Projects, Science Careers, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts