PMF Teaching/Learning Internship Program
Project Moving Forward (PMF ) offers an educational teaching/learning internship program to undergraduate students at the University of California, Riverside. UCR students enrolled in the EDUC 100B course receive academic credit for completing weekly field work and attending lectures given by Project Moving Forward Director, Dr. Linda Ventriglia-Navarrette.
The PMF internship focuses on closing the achievement gap for English learners and other diverse learners through an innovative program entitled the RULE of 3 that develops language, literacy and divergent thinking. The RULE of 3 methodology has been given the Model of Excellence and Innovation Award. It will be part of a four part PBS national series on closing the achievement gap. We encourage our PMF Interns to become part of this new moving forward movement that honors diversity and accelerates achievement for all students so that all students succeeds.
By participating in this internship, UCR students gain both the theoretical knowledge on how to close the achievement gap and practical experience by working with students at Seneca Elementary. Seneca is the demonstration school for Project Moving Forward. The goal of the internship program is for Project Moving Forward Interns to become prepared to close the achievement gap for diverse learners. They implement the research they are learning about in class seminars. Interns have “hands on” experiences working with students and teachers at Seneca, the Project Moving Forward Demonstration School. Interns complete a minimum of 4 hours of field work per week. They use the RULE of 3 strategies across grade levels.