Partners

The Multiverse's model of partnership is founded on working relationships with educators, science museum personnel, scientists, evaluators, and institutions such as museums and universities. This highly collaborative network of relationships allows Multiverse and its partners to leverage their unique skills, resulting in high quality educational resources and programs across the nation. These resources and programs benefit teachers, students, the general public, and the science community. The contributions made by each entity are numerous, as outlined below, together with the partners we work most closely with in our education programs and products:

Education
  • Bring experience with curriculum and science education standards
  • Pilot test and help refine resources
  • Generate guidelines for implementing resources
  • Create professional networks of peer support
Scientists
  • Make scientific and technological discoveries
  • Serve as science inquiry role models for K-12 teachers
  • Revew and validate science education resources
  • Serve as ambassadors to the general public
Science Museums
  • Provide a high profile outlet for public science education
  • Promote literacy in science and technology
  • Offer professional development for teachers
  • Apply innovative teaching methodologies
  • Produce Webcasts of special events
  • Provide reliable access to the Web
    • Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
    • Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    • Chabot Space and Science Center, Oakland, CA
    • National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
    • American Museum of Natural History/Hayden Planetarium, New York, NY
    • Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
    • Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA
School Districts
  • Offer a test bed for newly developed on-line lessons
  • Establish valuable local connections with teachers, classrooms, and administrators who provide input, feedback, and evaluation
  • Review and validate science education resources
  • Serve as ambassadors to the genearal public
    • San Francisco, CA Unified School District:
      • Horace Mann Middle School
      • Thurgood Marshall High School
    • Carson City School District, NV
    • Auk Bay Elementary School, Juneau, AK
    • M.H. Stanley Middle School, Lafayette, CA
    • Granada High School, Livermore, CA
University Partners
  • UC Berkeley Interactive University
  • UC Berkeley ISTAT (Integrating Science, Teaching, And Technology)
  • Center for New Music and Audio Technologies
Evaluators
  • Help develop clear goals and measurable outcomes at the beginning of a program or product
  • Develop evaluation tools to determine if a program is doing well or needs adjustment in its design and/or implementation (formative evaluation)
  • Develop evaluation tools to determine if the program met its objectives and reached its goals (summative evaluation)
  • Provide evaluation reports on program or product outcomes from evaluation data
Other Partners

IEI - Indiginous Education Institute

GEMS - Great Explorations in Math and Science at LHS

Cornerstone Evaluation Associates

TLC - The Learning Consortium

ILI - Institute for Learning Innovation

SSL - Space Sciences Laboratory at U.C. Berkeley

WISE - Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

ASP - Astronomical Society of the Pacific

NASA JPL - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Adler Planetarium

LASP - Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Girls Inc. (girls: UC Berkeley undergrads and minority populations in Oakland, Alameda and Richmond)

RYSE Youth Center (Richmond Teen population)

YMCA Teen Center (Berkeley Teen population)

Youth Uprising (Oakland Teen population)

TechBridge (girls: middle & highschool in Oakland area)

Indigenous Education Institute (Native Americans visiting science centers and planetariums throughout U.S.)

'Imiloa Astronomy Center (Native Hawaiian)

Casa De La Cultura Maya (Los Angeles Latino/Hispanic Maya communities)

Maxwell Museum of Anthropology (Latino/Hispanic communities)

National Museum of the American Indian (Native American communities at Tribal Museums)

Association of Science and Technology Centers (Diversity in Science Centers)

Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Lifelong Learning Group (Evaluation and Research)

Lawrence Hall of Science Research, Evaluation & Assessment Group (Evaluation and Research)

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