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Science Resource Center:
County Road 103, Bldg. 2
Chimayo, NM 87522
(505) 351-1112

Dorothy Sanchez,
Deputy Director, ISEC Program Director

(505) 351-1112
dorothy@lanlfoundation.org

Gwen Warniment,
ISEC Director of Professional Development & Evaluation, Grant Writer

(505) 753-8890 ext. 117
gwen@lanlfoundation.org

Danielle Garcia,
Science Resource Center Coordinator, ISEC Program

(505) 351-1112
danielle@lanlfoundation.org

Bryan Maestas, SRC Warehouse Operations & Logistics Manager
(505) 351-1112
bryan@lanlfoundation.org

 

LASER i3

In April 2011, the LANL Foundation was invited to participate in LASER i3. This project is a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) research grant awarded to the Smithsonian Institution, specifically the National Science Resources Center (NSRC), in support of the Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Initiative. The mission of the NSRC to transform science education in the United States overarches the Center’s goals of improving student achievement and teacher success, while creating sustainable and scalable systems for student and teacher success. Major components of LASER i3 include high quality professional development, implementation of research-based science curriculum, and the development of a system to provide equipment and supplies for rigorous science education.

LASER i3 will bring $10 million to New Mexico for teaching inquiry science to 25,000 children in grades 1-8. The opportunity came as a direct result of the Foundation’s successful implementation of the ISEC program. The Foundation became the NSRC LASER i3 New Mexico Regional Partner for the evaluation project’s implementation, committing $300,000 per year over five years.

LASER i3 is a Randomized Control Trial (RCT) designed to determine the impact of inquiry science education on student achievement in a variety of school settings. North Carolina and Houston are also participatints. The Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) at the University of Memphis is conducting the research study. Phase I schools are currently implementing inquiry science. The implementation is delayed for three years in Phase II schools, so they can serve as control schools for the RCT.

The following schools and districts are involved in the New Mexico LASER i3:

Phase I Schools

School
District
Grades
Algodones Elementary
Bernalillo
K-5
Tierra Amarilla Elementary
Chama
K-5
Jemez Valley Elementary
Jemez Valley
K-5
Jemez Valley Middle
Jemez Valley
6-8
Barranca Mesa Elementary
Los Alamos
P-6
Mountain Elementary
Los Alamos
K-6
Pinon Elementary
Los Alamos
P-6
Mora Elementary
Mora
1-5
Pecos Middle School     
Pecos
6-8
Penasco Middle
Penasco
7-8
Colinas del Norte Elementary
Rio Rancho
P-5
Eagle Ridge Middle School
Rio Rancho
6-8
Enchanted Hills Elementary
Rio Rancho
P-5
Lincoln Middle School
Rio Rancho
6-8
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
Rio Rancho
P-5
Acequia Madre Elementary
Santa Fe
K-6
Atalaya Elementary
Santa Fe
K-6
Cesar Chavez Elementary
Santa Fe
K-6
Chaparral Elementary
Santa Fe
K-6
Gonzales Community School
Santa Fe
K-6
Tesuque Elementary
Santa Fe
K-6

Phase II Schools

School
District
Grades
Bernalillo Middle School Bernalillo 6-8
Cochiti School Bernalillo K-8
Santo Domingo Bernalillo K-8
Chama Elementary Chama K-5
Chama Middle Chama 6-8
Carlos F. Vigil Middle School Espanola 7-9
Aspen Elementary Los Alamos K-6
Chamisa Elementary Los Alamos K-6
Los Alamos Middle School Los Alamos 6-8
Pecos Elementary School  Pecos P-5
Cielo Azul Elementary Rio Rancho K-5
Ernest Stapleton Elementary Rio Rancho P-5
Maggie M. Cordova Elementary Rio Rancho K-5
Mountain View Middle School Rio Rancho 6-7
Puesta del Sol Elementary Rio Rancho P-5
Carlos Gilbert Elementary Santa Fe K-6
E. J. Martinez Elementary Santa Fe K-6
Wood Gormley Elementary Santa Fe K-6
Family Partnership West Las Vegas 6-8

 

 

Inquiry science programs are highly successful for closing student achievement gaps, especially when partnered with literacy and math.
National Science Resources
   Center (NSRC)

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