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Programs that Work

The Virginia Mathematics & Science Coalition recognizes effective student and teacher educational programs through its "Programs that Work" Awards. The Coalition reviews exemplary programs for which there is evidence of a positive impact on student or teacher learning.

Proposals are evaluated on the extent to which they:

■ Represent innovative, exemplary programs that have proven effective with all students or teachers;

■ Demonstrate the important science concepts, skills or processes students and teachers learned as a result of the programs;

■ Document impact on teaching and learning.

For more detailed information regarding this program including the application process, please access the following link:  Program That Work application information



Listed below are former receiptents of the Programs That Work award


2014 Programs That Work

Student Programs Honorees
Bachelor of Arts in Earth Science
 Department of Geology & Environmental Science - James Madioson University  - Harrisonburg, VA
Engineering Lab & Design Studio
Hartwood Elementary School - Stafford County Public Schools - Hartwood, VA
Gloucester High School STEM Team
 Gloucester High School - Gloucester County Public Schools - Gloucester, VA
Math, Engineering & Science Academy
 Albemarle High School - Albemarle County Public Schools - Charlottesville, VA
Meaningful Watershed Experience
 Edward E. Drew, Jr. Middle School - Stafford County Public Schools - Fredricksburg, VA
Providence STEM Lab
 Providence Elementary School - Fairfax County Public Schools - Fairfax, VA
Randolph College Science Festival
Randolph College - Lynchburg, VA
STEM Summer Camp
 Loundon County Public Schools - Asburn, VA
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars
Virginia Space Grant Consortium - Hampton, VA

Teacher Education Programs Honorees
Mad About STEM
Spotsylvania County Public Schools - Fredricksburg, VA
Southwest VIrginia Science Teachers Academy (SVSTA)
 Southwest Virginia Science Teachers Academy (SVSTA) - Emory, VA
Virginia Mathematics Specialist Program
 College of Humanities & Sciences - Virginia Commonwealth University  - Richmond, VA


2014 Programs That Work Presentation - Not yet Available - (pdf format)

2013 Programs That Work

Student Programs Honorees
Connecting CTE to Mathematics - using Carpentry and Mathematics to Build Skills
Dowell J. Howard Center - Frederick County Public Schools - Winchester, VA
Pocahontas Elementary STEM Academy
 Pocahontas Elementary School - Powahatan County Public Schools - Powhatan, VA
Tuning the Radio Dial:  Radio Astronomy and the Invisible Universe
 Broadway High School - Rockingham County Public Schools - Broadway, VA

Teacher Education Programs Honorees
Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA)
George Mason University - College of Education & Human Development - Fairfax, VA


2013 Programs That Work Presentation (pdf format)


2012 Programs That Work

Student Programs Honorees
Children's Engineering = STEM Success
Twin Hickory Elementary School - Henrico County Public Schools - Henrico, VA
From the Mountains to the Estuary : From the Schoolyards to the Bay
Prince William County Public Schools - Prince William, VA
Dark Skies, Bright Kids
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
Kids' Tech University 
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

Teacher Education Programs Honorees
Science Teachers Academy
Southwest Virginia Science Teachers Academy
College Science & Math Links: Research-Based Teaching Institute
Randolph College - Lynchburg, VA


2012 Programs That Work PowerPoint Presenation

2011 Programs That Work

Student Programs Honorees
Oakley Farm Meaningful Watershed Education Experience
Spotsylvania County School - Spotsylvania, VA
The Cell Road Show
Hampton City Schools - Hampton, VA

Teacher Education Programs Honorees
Inquiry Approaches to STEM: Professional Development
Sweet Briar College - Sweet Briar, VA
JLab Science Activities for Teachers
Thomas Jefferson Accelorator Facility - Newport News, VA


2011 Programs That Work PowerPoint Presenation


2010 Programs That Work

Student Programs Honorees
Algebra Concepts
Northumberland High School - Numberland County Public Schools - Northumberland, VA
Atlee MSIC Engineering Camp
Atlee High School - Hanover County Public Schools - Hanover, VA
CVGS
Central Virginia Governor's School for Science & Technology - Lynchburg, VA
Developing Our Own Watershed Experts
Powhatan County Public Schools - Powhatan, VA
Science Backpacks
Stafford County Public Schools - Stafford, VA

Teacher Education Programs Honorees
Fostering a Sense of Wonder
Regent University - Virginia Beach, VA
IMPACT
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA
New Science Teachers' Support Network
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA


2010 Programs That Work PowerPoint Presenation