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Project | Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC): The Georgia Tech Laboratory for New Electronic Materials
This project addresses the need for new electronic materials and associated processes for applications in microelectronics, optics and sensors. Materials growth methods, electrical, chemical and physical characterization, pattern generation, device fabrication, and theory/modeling are invoked to ensure holistic and interdisciplinary approaches to the development and investigation of novel...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Exploring the Effects of Teacher Research Experiences on Classroom Inquiry
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) programs have been designed to give teachers authentic scientific inquiry experience, but their results have remained largely unexamined. This research focuses on analyzing RET programs through description of their essential features, their efficacy in fostering teachers’ understanding and enactment of inquiry, their interaction with the personal...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Science Learning: Integrating Design, Engineering and Robotics (SLIDER)
This project is developing and implementing a rigorous eighth grade physical science program that utilizes engineering design, LEGO™ robotics and mechanics, and a problem-based learning approach to teach mechanics, waves, and energy.
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Mathematics Attainment and African-American Students: Discourse from Multiple Perspectives (Collaborative Research: Stinson)
This project convenes two professional mini-conferences and one professional summit to address issues related to the mathematical education of African American students. Research suggests that there is a negative relationship between African American students and mathematics. This relationship is exacerbated by the underrepresentation of African American students in advanced mathematics classes,...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Antarctic Penguins, Teaching the Science of Climate Change: A Celebration of IPY
This project uses Antarctic pack-ice penguins to hook students into exploring how science investigates changes in Earths biota and climate. The project builds on a pilot effort, called Penguin Science, and will develop PowerPoint presentations, short video \"webisodes,\" background reading material, and live and interactive website components to engage students in ongoing field research. Students...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Target Inquiry: Investigating the Teacher and Student Effects of a New Model in Chemistry Teacher Professional Development
This five-year research project has as its central aim the testing of the Target Inquiry (TI) model of teacher professional development with secondary school chemistry teachers. This model emphasizes the importance of the inquiry process in teaching and learning science by combining a research experience for teachers (RET) with curriculum adaptation and action research.
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Investigating the Effect of Professional Development, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, and Instruction on Student Outcomes
To meet College and Career-Ready standards in mathematics, classroom instruction must change dramatically.  As in past reform efforts, many look to professional development as a major force to propel this transformation, yet not enough is known about mathematics professional development programs that operate at scale in the United States. In this project, we evaluated one such program.
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Learning to RECAST Students' Causal Assumptions in Science Through Interactive Multimedia Professional Development Tools
This project produced and is testing a website with tools to help teachers identify when students’ science learning may be limited by how they construe the underlying causal structure of the concepts. It demonstrates students’ difficulties and a pedagogical approach to help them recast their explanations to align them with the causal structure in the scientifically accepted explanations. The site...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Evaluation of High School Science Courses
This project collects evidence supporting the validity of test instruments and initial characterization of high school teachers' background and use of materials and pedagogies. The project is constructing and validating multiple forms of test instruments that can be used for the evaluation of interventions (e.g. professional development, implementation of new curricula) and the measurement of...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Creation and Dissemination of Upper-elementary Mathematics Assessment Modules
This project has constructed, pilot tested, validated, and is now disseminating assessments of student achievement for use in upper elementary grades.
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Helping Teachers to Use and Students To Learn From Contrasting Examples: A Scale-up Study in Algebra I
Several small-scale experimental classroom studies Star and Rittle-Johnson demonstrate the value of comparison in mathematics learning: Students who learned by comparing and contrasting alternative solution methods made greater gains in conceptual knowledge, procedural knowledge, and flexibility than those who studied the same solution methods one at a time. This study will extend that prior work...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE)
This project develops and researches the academic potential of a hybrid instructional model that infuses computer simulations, modeling, and educational gaming into middle school technology education programs. These prototypical materials use 3-D simulations and educational gaming to support students’ learning of STEM content and skills through developing solutions to design challenges.
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Event | 2011 AERA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
The theme of AERA’s 2011 Annual Meeting—“Inciting the Social Imagination: Education Research for the Public Good”— is intended to encourage submissions that address the conceptual, methodological, policy, and pragmatic challenges and opportunities in re-imagining the promise and potential of education research. We encourage submissions that emphasize innovative approaches to education research,...
Posted: Friday, March 19
Event | 2011 AACTE Annual Meeting and Exhibits, San Diego, CA
TBA For more information, visit: http://www.aacte.org/index.php?/component/option,com_events/Itemid,28/ag...
Posted: Friday, March 19
Event | 2011 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, San Francisco, CA
The ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is education's premier professional development event, where you can: *Explore the big ideas in education today. *Examine new developments in your content area or grade level. *Stretch your professional development learning into new areas. *Pick an issue you care about most and examine it in depth. *Explore the Breadth and Depth of Education You can...
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Event | 2011 NSTA Area Conferences-Seattle, WA
TBA For information about the conference, visit: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/future.aspx?lid=tnavhp">http://www.nsta.org/conferences/future.aspx?lid=tnavhp
Posted: Friday, March 19
Event | 2011 Area Conference- New Orleans, LA
TBA For information about the conference, visit: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/future.aspx?lid=tnavhp
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Event | 2011 NSTA Area Conference- Hartford, CT
TBA For information about the conference, visit: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/future.aspx?lid=tnavhp
Posted: Friday, March 19
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Event | 2010 Global Learn Asia-Pacific, Penang, Malaysia
The mission of the Global Learn conference, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), is to further the advancement and innovation in learning and technology. As the educational world becomes increasingly global, new ways to explore, learn, and share knowledge are needed. An idea whose time has come--an international coalition of leaders and organizations...
Posted: Thursday, March 18
Event | 2010 E-Learn World Conference, Orlando, FL
E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and...
Posted: Thursday, March 18
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Event | 2010 ASTC Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI
Each year, the ASTC Annual Conference and Exhibit Hall provide science center professionals from across the globe with an intimate forum to exchange ideas and discuss the field’s leading issues. With over 100 conference sessions, participants are challenged to explore ways of making science centers more essential to their communities. There’s an exciting, high-energy atmosphere at the Annual...
Posted: Thursday, March 18

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