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Project | Universal Design of Inquiry-based Middle and High School Science Curricula (Collaborative Research: Foster)
This project is developing and testing comprehensive science curricula for the middle school and high school. Project partners are creating heuristics for universally designed materials; building an open source UDL Inquiry Science System (ISS) that enables science curricula to be transformed into digitally supported versions incorporating UDL features; and using the ISS to produce exemplars of...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Linear Algebra and Geometry: Advanced Mathematics for More Students
EDC is developing a high school capstone course in linear algebra. Student resources contain a core semester that develops two- and three-dimensional geometry using vectors and that treats matrix algebra and its applications to geometry; a semester of material that completes a typical undergraduate course (exploring bases, determinants and eigentheory); and 5 stand-alone modules that develop...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Resources for Supporting Lesson Study in Mathematics
This project creates professional development materials that support secondary mathematics teachers in improving teaching and learning through lesson study. Project resources support school districts in launching a lesson study program with a strong mathematical focus, an emphasis on teacher learning within the lesson study model and support for building the local lesson study leadership needed...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Supporting Staff Developers in the Implementation of Professional Development Programs to Improve Mathematics Education for Students with Disabilities
This project is (1) conducting a qualitative study on the way facilitators use Math for All (MFA), an NSF-supported set of professional development materials for teachers who teach elementary school students with disabilities; (2) developing resources based on that study for teacher leaders and other facilitators of professional development; and (3) conducting fieldtests of the resources to...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | An Examination of the Impact of Teachers' Domain as a Professional Development Tool on Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Biology
Using an experimental design, this project examines the effects of online professional development courses on high school biology teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, and on their students' knowledge. The project is testing the impact of using digital resouces and is using hierarchal linear modeling techniques to analyze data. It will contribute to the knowledge base of what impacts...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE)
CADRE is the resource network that supports researchers and developers who participate in DR K-12 projects on teaching and learning in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. CADRE works with projects to strengthen and share methods, findings, results and products, helping to build collaboration around a strong portfolio of STEM education resources, models and...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | The Coaching Cycle: An Interactive Online Course for Mathematics Coaches
The Coaching Cycle project is creating an online course for K–8 mathematics instructional coaches. The project targets coaches in rural areas and small schools who do not have access to regular district-wide professional development. It provides training in the skills needed for effective instructional coaching in mathematics by using artifacts collected by practicing coaches to engage course...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Fostering Mathematics Success in English Language Learners
This project is an efficacy study of the Fostering Geometrical Thinking Toolkit (FGTT) previously developed with NSF support. FGTT is a 40-hour professional development intervention focusing on properties of geometric figures, geometric transformations, and measurement of length, area, and volume. The study addresses four research questions, three examining participating teachers and one...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Interactions in Understanding the Universe (I2U2)
This project aims to increase the education and outreach activities of scientific experiments at U.S. universities and laboratories by providing infrastructure support and a program framework for a portfolio of coherent, collaborative online science education laboratories. The project maintains an online portfolio of educational laboratories suitable for a diverse range of disciplines and...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
Project | Center for High Energy Physics Research and Education Outreach (CHEPREO): An Inter-regional Grid Enabled Center for High Energy Physics at FIU
In its first five years, this project established a durable and vibrant learning community of high school teachers, high school students, university students, scientists, faculty, and associated stake-holders that continues to attract science and math students, using the project’s cutting-edge science and advanced cyberinfrastructure as compelling elements of study. This project continues by...
Posted: Sunday, March 28
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
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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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