What does it mean to engage at UNC?

The Partnership Portal, still in the design phase, will ultimately serve to facilitate connecting community partners with faculty and students. The projects outlined below provide a glimpse into ongoing or recently completed engaged scholarly activities undertaken by faculty and students at the University of Northern Colorado.

Mathematics and Science Teaching for English Learners (MAST-EL)

The preparation of pre-service elementary teachers to deliver high quality mathematics and science instruction to K-5 English learners within the state of Colorado.

Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium

The purpose of the Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium is the improved coordination and delivery of teacher education programs in an effort to increase the number of well-prepared Navajo teachers and education administrators that reflect Navajo culture, language, and philosophy of learning.

Title II Grant: Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ): Building Teacher Skills to work with English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education Students

This project provided professional development to in-service teachers in the area of Linguistically Diverse Education (LDE), with instruction and follow-up on-site coaching focused on strategies for building students’ proficiency in academic English. In addition a component on special education was included to ensure high-quality instruction and universal screening of all children in the general education classroom.

Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED)

The purpose of this project is to provide a professional development program for elementary teachers from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republican.

Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program-Pakistan (TEA)

The purpose of this partnership is to provide professional development opportunities for secondary English teachers from Pakistan. Through participation in this program the international educators learn new teaching techniques and increase their knowledge of the English language.

The ROOTS Project

The purpose of this project is to provide community engaged teaching, learning, and research through a collaborative ethnography project.

Expedition Yucatán

The purpose of this project is to enhance the professional development of university students through a multicultural service learning abroad.

Before School Physical Activity Programming at Elementary Schools in Greeley and Aurora, CO

The purpose of this project is to provide opportunities for increased physical activity and improved healthy living to elementary school children.

Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute

The purpose of the project is to improve the quality of life for cancer survivors through the utilization of the most advanced research and treatment practices.

Creating Community: Connecting Northeastern Colorado Libraries

To explore current practices and inform future practices with "shared library patrons" - learners in the Northeastern Colorado regional K-20 environment who use all types of libraries (public, academic) to accomplish their goals.  This was accomplished in concordance with a disciplinary characteristic of mutual benefit and reciprocal assistance found in librarians and librarianship.  We met to talk about providing better experiences, collections, and services to our shared patrons, and we accomplished that and more through relationship building amongst ourselves and our organizations.

Greeley Young Authors

To provide an opportunity for English language learners to engage in meaningful language and literacies, develop 21st century learning skills, and empower themselves as authors by publishing their stories. To support ESL teachers desire to share and disseminate student work.  To provide an opportunity for pre-service ESL teachers to engage with ELL’s and professionals in a co-curricular context, not constrained by regular classroom curriculum and to experience powerful literacies, to broaden community understanding of our diverse population.

Center for Integrated Arts Education

CIAE is a research based; grant funded collaboration promoting arts education and arts integration within the curriculum of Colorado public schools. Research includes: the impact of the arts on school ecology, best practices in classroom instruction, nature or inquiry, and student perception of learning.

Partnership Project: Realizing Our Community (ROC)

To facilitate the integration of immigrants and refugees into the Greeley and Evans community. The mission: "Create an environment in the cities of Greeley and Evans that promotes and sustains a diverse and vibrant community in which all people feel welcome to live, work, learn and play."