After reviewing a slew of fantastic grant proposals in October, we are very excited to present the 7 recipients of our UCCI Course Resources Development Grant!

The UCCI Course Resources Development Grant, allowed selected applicants to receive up to $5,000 for developing a robust set of instructional materials for at least one UCCI course. Exact award amounts were determined based on the scope of work described in each individual or team's Grant Application.

Grant Deliverables were: A comprehensive pacing guide for each of the UCCI course(s) selected; A robust set of curriculum materials (rubrics, lesson plans, assignment sheets, etc.) that would support future educators in successfully implementing the chosen UCCI course(s). 

Our Grant recipients will be developing course materials for the following UCCI courses:

US History and Public Health (UC Honors) led by Scott Petri, History-Social Studies Teacher, at JFK Medical Magnet, LAUSD

The Technology of Biology led by Michelle LaFevre-Bernt, Biotechnology Pathway Coach, at San Marin High School, Novato USD

Constructing Algebra 2 led by Jonathan Schwarth, Math/Woodshop/CNC Teacher, at Colfax High School, Placer Union HSD

Mind Matters: A Study of Mental Health and Illness led by Deborah Meltvedt, Medical Science Teacher, at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School, Sacramento City USD

Social Action Theatre (UC Honors) and Literature, the Arts, and Civic Action (UC Honors) led by Sarah Elsner-Berg, CTE Coordinator/English Teacher, at Rio Valley Charter School, Lodi USD

Chemistry & Engineering Design: Solving Local and Global Challenges led by Sam Seider, Science Educator, at Oakland High School, Oakland USD

Chemistry & Environmental Engineering: Water we doing? led by Russell Cramm, Chemistry Teacher, at Downey High School, Downey USD

Our recipients are already on their way to creating robust sets of instructional materials! In April 2017, UCCI will publish all of their work via GoogleDocs, so that anyone can access and use these materials for free.

Congratulations to all of our grantees, and thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal!


“I've gained more from this institute in regards to curriculum development than any other program I've been associated with in my 12 years of teaching.” 

- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes