Nathaniel Rochester Community School partnership in STEM educationCommunity initiative Explore Faculty & Research Publications Community initiatives Research projects Quick factsDirector/PI: Michael OcchinoCollaborators: Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3Funding: New York State Education Department School Improvement Grant Overview As part of a New York State Education Department School Improvement Grant to transform Nathaniel Rochester Community School No. 3, the Warner School of Education is working with the building leadership, teachers, coaches and additional partners to support this development through deepening STEM content and pedagogical knowledge, particularly as it relates to the Common Core State Standards. Under this partnership, the Warner School of Education provides opportunities for teachers and building leaders to engage in high-quality math and science professional institutes; onsite sessions and in-school coaching to support teachers as they work to understand and implement high-quality math and science instruction; opportunities for participants to take courses at the University of Rochester to begin to reshape teaching practices focusing on STEM content; and experiences in the summer for teachers to run inquiry-based investigations and group activities to engage students and spur learning.In 2016, three STEM teachers at School No. 3 were recipients of the inaugural Rochester Museum and Science Center Leadership Awards in STEM Education—Elementary Level.