Throughout October, over two hundred teachHOUSTON students taught engaging math and science inquiry lessons to students at schools across the Houston area. Elementary school partners included schools in New Caney ISD, Galena Park ISD and Houston ISD. Middle school partners included Hamilton, Jackson,Stevenson in HISD and two schools in Galena Park. High school partners included Yates, Westbury, Davis, HAIS, Reagan, Sharpstown International, North Houston Early College and Challenge in HISD and Northbrook in Spring Branch ISD. Student teachers are working in HISD, Katy ISD, Spring Branch ISD and Pasadena ISD this semester.
On October 11, teachHOUSTON held its first ever all day Saturday teaching events called the Math-Science Learning Dash in New Caney ISD. Others were held after school and during the day at local elementary schools in HISD. These events have helped children, schools and parents alike. Our future teachers gained valuable experience as they prepare to become STEM high school teachers. The children explored science and math in a friendly setting. The parents, many for the first time, saw their children learn in a classroom setting.
teachHOUSTON would like to develop more elementary, middle and high school partnerships for pre-service and student teachers. Those not student teaching will teach a lesson in your school two or three times per semester. All collaborations for middle and high schools occur duirng the school day. For elementary schools teachHOUSTON can collaborate during the school day, after school or on Saturday. If you are interested in having teachHOUSTON students teach a lesson at your school, contact Dr. Maria Benzon at mbenzon@Central.UH.EDU or Ruth Kravetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.