Using a video club design to promote teacher attention to students' ideas in science

Science education stakeholders worldwide are engaged in efforts to support teachers' noticing and making sense of students' thinking in science. Here we introduce the design of a science teaching video club and present a study of its implementation. The current design extends prior research on video clubs as a form of professional development for supporting mathematics teachers. Results indicate that the current design supported science teachers in noticing and discussing students' thinking in sustained and meaningful ways.

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In this article, authors introduce the design of a science teaching video club and present a study of its implementation.

Examining the Impact of Lesson-Analysis Based Teacher Education and Professional Development across Methods Courses, Student Teaching, and Induction

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Presentation on ViSTA at the 2017 NARST conference in San Antonio, Texas. The ViSTA Plus project is a multi-year preservice teacher education program for elementary teachers that spans the methods course, student teaching, and the first year of teaching.

2016 Video Showcase: Advancing STEM Learning for All

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Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:00am to Mon, 05/23/2016 - 5:00pm

On May 17th – 23rd, 2016, more than 150 projects will showcase three-minute videos of their innovative work broadening participation and access to STEM. We invite researchers, practitioners, administrators, policy makers and the general public to view the videos and to interact with each of the presenters online. We look forward to your participation!

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The Question of Dissemination: Using Video to Draw Broader Audiences to NSF Research

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Consider the role project videos can play in dissemination of research with OSPrI describing their video experience, and NSF situating the work within their efforts to improve policymakers’ understanding of DR K–12 research and development.

2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
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A challenge for researchers and federal research funding institutions in the 21st century is how to get the word out on how research is pertinent and being used in by the field. According to Neild (2016, p1):

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Mathematics for All: Facilitator

Access Mathematics for All: Participant at

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Developed by Bank Street College of Education and the Education Development Center, this comprehensive professional development resource contains all the materials you need to conduct workshops that will show general and special education teachers how to collaborate to provide a high-quality, standards-based mathematics education to all students, including those with disabilities. The materials will deepen the understanding of both the facilitators and of the participants in these workshops. This resource will enable schools and school districts to increase the expertise of their math and special education leaders and provide their own workshops for teachers rather than hire outside consultants to do so. The Math for All learning experiences detailed in the enclosed books and DVDs help teachers •Assess students' strengths and needs •Use multiple instructional strategies to teach specific math concepts •Tailor lessons based on individual students' strengths and needs to help them achieve high-quality learning outcomes in mathematics The authors emphasize how the neurodevelopmental demands of a math lesson interact with individual students' strengths and needs. They also provide step-by-step guidance for adapting materials, activities, and instructional strategies to make lessons accessible to all students. This comprehensive resource includes two DVDs: one with PowerPoint presentations and embedded classroom videos, and a second DVD with just the video portion that shows examples of how teachers in Grades 3-5 have made math lessons accessible to students—including those with physical, learning, and language challenges. Also enclosed is the Math for All Participant Book, which includes the corresponding handouts and reproducibles for the program.


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