Crow Education Partnership

Polar Explorers at Crow Agency School.
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Crow Education Partnership

The Crow Education Partnership provides science enrichment activities for ten, 4th grade classrooms and professional development for their teachers in three schools located on and adjacent to the Crow Reservation in Southwestern Montana.

A district-wide program, this hybrid education model incorporates monthly hands-on science activities, field experiences, and video conferencing technology to share science discoveries from scientists and educators at Montana State University with Hardin Intermediate School, Crow Agency School, and Fort Smith students. The project engages 4th grade students in inquiry-based science and exposes students to science as a career.

The project supports professional development for these teachers through face-to-face workshops, video-conferencing, and modeling in the classroom. The project offers outreach experiences to graduate students and early-career scientists, and provides curriculum–based activities and training for participating teachers.