Community Engagement

National Aquarium (BWET Partnership)
The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development (TEPD) in the School of Education and Urban Studies (SUES) at Morgan State University is an enthusiastic partner with the National Aquarium's Living Laboratory: What Lives in the Harbor program. The Living Laboratory is guided by three goals: (1) expose Baltimore City youth to the aquatic world in the Inner Harbor, (2) examine connections between human behavior and healthiness of the Chesapeake Bay and the world's oceans, and (3) engage local stake holders (students, teachers, administrators, parents and others) in understanding, restoring and preserving the Chesapeake Bay. A larger goal of the Living Laboratory is to educate stake holders about the implications of living in a watershed as well as engage students with STEM specific teaching and learning experiences that improve their competencies and excitement about STEM careers. This partnership provides student intern in ELED 476 and ELED 478

Maryland Historic Society
The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development is an enthusiastic with the Maryland Historic Society. This partnership provides student interns in ELED 475 the opportunity to engage in inquiry based instruction within Social Studies. Through this partnership, the Historic Society provides 2-3 intensive professional development sessions that focuses on the use of primary sources and addressing local/underrepresented perspectives within elementary social studies. Our student interns shadow experts and reflect upon school tour experiences that take place at the museum, while also evaluating how Maryland Historic Society programs and exhibits address topics that are covered in their curriculum. In addition to the 2-3 professional development opportunities, student interns facilitate guided tours and lessons with elementary and middle school students in Baltimore City and County Public School Systems.