Impact of the
Model Science Lab Project
The Model Lab Project has
garnered several awards, including the Governorís
Award for Exemplary Partnership. More importantly,
over the 6 years of this project, the Model Lab trained
teachers have taught thousands of their own students and
have trained hundreds other teachers who teach a total of
over 208,125 students each year. The impact on the
district has been significant.
Most of our efforts have been concentrated
on Houston Independent School District, but we expanded
to three other districts with the Texas Education Agency
have impacted all 36 middle schools in Houston
Independent School District, 60 elementary schools, and 8
schools from other districts.
Over 470 teachers:
of these teachers have attended workshops and institutes
throughout the six year period that the RML has been in
Over 15,560 students:
have been taught directly by trained Resident Teachers
who return to a full teaching load at their home schools,
impacting a minimum of 130 students per teacher per year.
Maintaining the underlying
focus on student understanding, the Model Lab has supported
teachers in long term goals of improving their classroom
efforts and providing the best of opportunities for the
youth of Houston.
Model Science Laboratory
of the Center for Education
Harcombe, Project Director
1997 Rice Model Lab,
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