This project is designed to enhance and study the development of elementary science teachers’ skills in managing productive classroom talk in inquiry-based physical science studies of matter. The project hypothesizes that aligning professional learning with conceptually-driven curricula and emphasizing the development of scientific discourse changes classroom culture and increases student learning. The project is developing new Web-based resources, Talk Science PD, to help elementary teachers facilitate scientific discourse.
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Senior Project Director
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I have worked at TERC as a project leader, PI, curriculum developer, and professional development specialist since 1993, leading a variety of projects in science education. I am currently co-PI of the Talk Science project, funded by NSF DR K-12.