The intention of this project is to work with each individual science teacher and help him/her develop the knowledge and skills to improve student learning relative to state goals. IIT provides a customized approach to professional development that accommodates teacher's needs and their student populations while still focusing on a common goal. This project involves significant and meaningful interaction with colleagues in order to form subject matter teams/cohorts. The goals of the High School Transformation Project are:
- Science Teachers will have enhanced science content knowledge, ability and understanding of how to do and teach scientific inquiry, use informal education sites to enhance instruction and personal understanding of science.
- High school students' will have greater science achievement, increased ability to understand and do scientific inquiry, and enhanced awareness of attitudes toward careers in science.