- Publication | No longer only for the elite, a new generation of science high schools could help low-income and minority students get better jobs.
- Publication | We report on an eight-year project in which we partnered with several large urban school districts in the U.S. that were attempting to support mathematics teachers’ development of ambitious, inquiry-oriented instructional practices.
- Publication | We examine a pair of students who share a central objective of designing an optimal solution for their fictional client, and who persist in achieving their objective. We argue that the students’ stable framing of the activity involves their engagement in engineering design...
Tool trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional DevelopmentPublication | The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of different instruments, independently developed and traditionally used for measuring science teachers’ beliefs in short-term interventions, to longitudinally measure teachers’ changing beliefs.
- Publication | This report describes how particulate diagrams were incorporated in a high school chemistry course, provides a rubric developed for assessing students’ particulate drawings, and summarizes the impact of particulate-level instruction on student outcomes.
No teacher is an island: Bridging the gap between teacher’s professional practice and research findingsPublication | This paper outlines some key considerations for developing productive teacher collaborations and provides examples of teacher PD programs that have successfully brought chemistry education research faculty and high school chemistry teachers together to build knowledge and...
Tool trouble: Challenges with using self-report data to evaluate long-term chemistry teacher professional developmentPublication | The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of different instruments, independently developed and traditionally used for measuring science teachers’ beliefs in short-term interventions, to longitudinally measure teachers’ changing beliefs.
Using students' conceptions of air to evaluate a guided-inquiry activity classifying matter using particulate modelsPublication | This paper describes a guided-inquiry activity designed for the first week of a first-year high school chemistry course.
Elementary mathematics specialists in “departmentalized” teaching assignments: Affordances and constraintsPublication | In this article, we describe the experiences of three Elementary Mathematics Specialists (EMS) who were part of a larger project investigating the impact of EMS certification and assignment (self-contained or “departmentalized”) on teaching practices and student achievement...
STEM starts early: Grounding science, technology, engineering, and math education in early childhoodPublication | This report summarizes the latest research findings on the importance and impact of early STEM across the child's ecological systems, as well as the critical importance of framing communications about early STEM in an effective way. It also articulates six...
- Publication | This study investigates the models of elementary content specialization (ECS) in elementary mathematics and science and the affordances and constraints related to ECS—both generally and in relation to specific models.
- Publication | In this paper, we present a description of the EarSketch environment and curriculum. We also present an overview of the classroom environments in which EarSketch has been implemented to date, including professional development feedback, student artifacts, student engagement...
- Publication | This article considers a role for live coding that does not focus on live performance but rather on educational contexts.