Curry’s Project Parallax used curriculum as the vehicle for talent recognition and development in elementary students. The projects goal was to increase teacher’s STEM content knowledge and their capacity to provide appropriately challenging STEM instruction differentiated to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. Though funding has brought the project to a conclusion, it continues to win accolades.
This fall, the Project Parallax curriculum will be recognized by two organizations. It has been awarded the 2012 Design and Development Outstanding Practice Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. This award recognizes individuals or groups that have designed exemplary instructional materials or systems.
In addition, the National Association for Gifted and Talented is honoring the curriculum with its Outstanding Curriculum Award for primary age children.