Connect Science is a three-year project to develop a set of materials and professional development experiences to prepare elementary school teachers to create engaging, interesting, science-based service-learning opportunities for their students. The program will support teachers’ efforts to learn scientific concepts. Then, teachers will learn strategies to teach students these scientific concepts and the social and emotional skills required to engage in service-learning. The goal is for teachers to help students apply science and social and emotional skills to real world problems in their community. The work is collaborative with Tracy Harkins from Harkins Consulting and builds upon work from KIDS Consortium. In 2015-2017, the team will be developing and testing the feasibility and usefulness of the materials with teachers. In 2017-2018, the team will be conducting a small randomized-controlled trial of the newly-developed program. This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.

Project Manager Needed

We are seeking a project manager for research on a new education program at the UVa Social Development Lab, Curry School of Education and Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL). The work is full-time to coordinate research on Connect Science, a new program to support teachers to engage in project-based learning. Responsibilities include: coordination of data collection, management of data, communication with districts, and coordination of project logistics. Experience in education preferred. Excellent communication and management skills required. Masters degree preferred. To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620195. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.