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Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Charter School
Wins $175K Family Learning Grant
Three-year model program that combines intergenerational learning with community volunteering and family-to-family mentoring launched locally in November
Louisville, Ky. (November 13, 2014) — Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Charter School (MESCS) has begun implementing a model intergenerational learning program for families in the community with a three-year, $175,000 grant from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). The school joins four other organizations nationwide receiving Toyota Family Learning program grants in the second year of the program.Read More
In 2011, the MTEC Board of Directors commissioned a team of accomplished former principals and staff members to design an innovative charter school proposal. The resulting school, Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy (MESA), has adopted the Expeditionary Learning model which supports teachers in designing learning projects that combine academic rigor and character development.
MESA opened in 2013 as a Year-Round Education school serving grades K4 to 5th grade and grew one grade level each year. MESA is currently K4 - 8th grade serving over 400 children. MESA is authorized by Milwaukee Public Schools as a “non instrumentality” charter school.
Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy serves as a training and professional development facility to fulfill MTEC’s mission of transforming learning through effective teaching. MTEC is working with MESA teachers and its community partners to develop a teacher residency program, or Teacher Training Lab, at the school to provide a unique pathway for teacher professional development, preparation and certification that advances MTEC toward its goal of providing highly qualified teachers in the Milwaukee area.
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