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Our Work: Overview

CSL was founded in 1995 to address local, state, and national needs for K-12 school and college graduates. Our work touches the lives of learners throughout Florida, the nation, and internationally. We have assisted students of every age in gaining the knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) necessary for responsible citizenship and careers in our technological economy and culture of the 21st century. We work with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as nongovernmental and community organizations to achieve our mission by:

  • Engaging in research that has real-world impact at local, national, and international levels.
  • Developing and delivering curricula and resources that transform learning and assessment for educators and students at all levels.
  • Promoting critical thinking, communication, and STEM skills to enable individuals and organizations to cope with accelerating change and diversity in an increasingly complex world.
  • Engaging in sustainable collaborative relationships that promote a holistic approach to enhancing the well-being of our constituents.
  • Promoting the development of emerging and experienced educational and community leaders of all ages throughout the region.

CSL continues to evolve as we address advances in educational strategies, technology, and the needs of our partners and constituents. Please see the timeline of our work for more information.

Our Work: Timeline

A timeline of CSL’s broad range of activities follows. Details or summaries of selected projects may be accessed by clicking on the project title.

STEER webpage.

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • Planning the Evaluation of Ten Florida Science Partnerships – FDOE FCR-STEM
  • External Evaluation of Ten Florida Science Partnership Grants – FDOE FCR-STEM   

2006

2005

2004

  • Understanding Resignations: Science, Mathematics and Reading Teachers (UR-SMART II) – USED/FSU

2003

  • Math-Science Teacher Recruitment, Induction (MASTRACI) – USED-TQE
  • Understanding Resignations of Science, Mathematics and Reading Teachers (UR-SMART) – USED/FSU

2002

  • Math and Science Professional Development – FDOE   
  • Science That Matters (STM) – NSF

2001

  • Math and Science Professional Development – FDOE

2000

  • Area Center for Educational Enhancement – FDOE        
  • Math and Science Professional Development – FDOE   
  • Regional Service Project on Environmental Education – FDOE
  • Solid Choices in Environmental Issues – Environmental Education Regional Service Project           

1999

  • Regional Service Project on Environmental Education – FDOE 

1998

  • Area Center for Educational Enhancement – FDOE        
  • Urban Air Project – DEP
  • Reading and Writing Naturally – SWFWMD
  • Primary Water Conservation – SWFWMD 
  • Regional Service Project on Environmental Education – FDOE

1997

  • Area Center for Educational Enhancement – FDOE        
  • Modular Science Course – SWFWMD       
  • Regional Service Project on Environmental Education – FDOE

1996

  • Modular Science Course – NSF    
  • Regional Service Project on Environmental Education - FDOE  

1995

  • CSL founded           
  • HEC Development – FDOE