Below are links to publications on the SMILE Program.

Annual Reports

2015-16 Annual Report

 

Brochures

SMILE Program Brochure

Becoming a New SMILE Teacher

 

Newsletters

Fall 2016 SMILE Newsletter

Spring 2016 SMILE Newsletter

 

Reports

SMILE's Program Framework:
Fostering College Access and Success Through University/School/Community Partnerships
(2013)

 

Research

Traphagen, Kathleen and Traill, Saskia, 2014
How Cross-Sector Collaborations are Advancing STEM Learning
Working Paper
Abstract: STEM learning ecosystems harness unique contributions of educators, policymakers, families, and others in symbiosis toward a comprehensive vision of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all children. This paper describes the attributes and strategies of 15 leading ecosystem efforts throughout the country with the hope that others may use their lessons to deepen rich STEM learning for many more of America's children.

Bottoms et al., 2017  S.I. Bottoms, K. Ciechanowski, K. Jones, J. de la Hoz, A.L. Fonseca
Leveraging the community context of Family Math and Science Nights to develop culturally responsive teaching practices
Teaching and Teacher Education, 61 (2017), pp. 1-15
Abstract: This paper examines how elementary teacher candidates experience Family Math and Science Nights with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. Weekly reflections were analyzed using Gay's (2002, 2013) Culturally Responsive Teaching framework to highlight the process of enacting and thinking in key areas: (1) Changing attitudes and beliefs, (2) Leveraging culture and difference, (3) Grappling with resistance, and (4) Improving pedagogical connections. An action-oriented focus underscores that teacher candidates need multiple rounds of practice to disrupt traditional notions of teaching and move towards cultural responsiveness. Findings suggest the importance of repeated practice, context, and focused guided reflection.