The Center for Advancing Science/Mathematics Teaching, Learning, & Evaluation (CASTLE) is a network of affiliated faculty, projects, and programs engaged in scholarship surrounding science and math education. CASTLE arose from the realization that existing collaborations would be enhanced by a formal structure that emphasized opportunities for synergies.
MISSION: To improve science and math education and outreach initiatives at RIT and foster collaboration between science and math educators and education researchers.
VISION: To achieve our mission we will:
- nurture a community of faculty, administrators, and staff interested in science and math education and pedagogy. CASTLE facilitates dialog about evidence-based practices, discipline-based education research, and methods of assessment and evaluation.
- establish a robust and sustainable infrastructure that transforms science educational practices, supports discipline-based education research, and promotes PreK-20 faculty recruitment, preparation, professional development, and outreach.
- foster innovations in education by integrating an interdisciplinary community of scholars; promoting, sustaining, and evaluating reform efforts; advocating for diversity and access; and influencing policy, fundraising, and public outreach.
College of Science:The RIT CASTLE Program is housed in the College of Science.