Overseen by UCLA’s Center X and Bethany Baptist Church of Los Angeles, the LAUNCH Academy provides innovative math and science learning opportunities based on university research. The teachers selected to teach in this program are from schools throughout Los Angeles and are all connected to the UCLA Mathematics Project and the UCLA Science Project, two of Center X’s subject matter initiatives.
The Launch Academy is a six-week summer program focusing on rigorous, yet engaging classes in math and science for children ages 4 to 14. UCLA Mathematics Project and UCLA Science Project are leading and collaborating with the Bethany Baptist Church to hold the academy for the second year.
Center X’s UCLA Mathematics Project and UCLA Science Project are partnering with Bethany Baptist Church for a 6 week summer program named Launch Academy. Participants in the program – ranging in age from 4 to 14 – engage in three weeks of math and three weeks of science instruction.
The quality of teacher training will be crucial to the success of the new Common Core State Standards in math, educators say, and the pressure is on districts to give elementary school teachers the skills they’ll need to provide students with a firm foundation in early arithmetic.
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