The transformation of a course for certifying cooperating teachers in Puerto Rico is described. The course was transformed to strengthen the teaching of science and mathematics and to make the course more congruent with the educational principles of constructivism promoted by the CETP projects at the national level, including Puerto Rico. The 45-hour requirement was distributed over nine days. The Open Space strategy was modified to include multiple active teaching-learning and assessment techniques, which promoted a learning environment based on trust, dedication, and the commitment of all participants to learn and help each other learn. Even more relevant was the fact that more content was covered and in more depth. The modified version of the course was offered to secondary level science and mathematics teachers, especially to teachers who work at the practicum centers that are part of the PR-CETP.
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Aguirre Ortiz, M. and Gaspar, L.
"An Innovative University Course for Cooperating Teachers,"
Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations: Vol. 4:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jmsce_vamsc/vol4/iss2/9