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Creating Inclusive PreK–12 STEM Learning Environments

Brief CoverBroadening participation in PreK–12 STEM provides ALL students with STEM learning experiences that can prepare them for civic life and the workforce.

Author/Presenter: 
Malcom Butler
Cory Buxton
Odis Johnson Jr.
Leanne Ketterlin-Geller
Catherine McCulloch
Natalie Nielsen
Arthur Powell
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

This brief offers insights from National Science Foundation-supported research for education leaders and policymakers who are broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM). Many of these insights confirm knowledge that has been reported in research literature; however, some offer a different perspective on familiar challenges.

Beyond the Basics: A Detailed Conceptual Framework of Integrated STEM

Given the large variation in conceptualizations and enactment of K-12 integrated STEM, this paper puts forth a detailed conceptual framework for K-12 integrated STEM education that can be used by researchers, educators, and curriculum developers as a common vision.

Author/Presenter: 
Gillian H. Roehrig
Emily A. Dare
Joshua A. Ellis
Elizabeth Ring-Whalen
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

This paper puts forth a detailed conceptual framework for K-12 integrated STEM education that can be used by researchers, educators, and curriculum developers as a common vision

EarSketch Workspace & Curriculum

EarSketch helps you learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. You learn to code in Python or JavaScript, two of the most popular programming languages in the world, while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation. To start learning to write code and make music, click the Start Coding button and use the integrated online curriculum.

Author/Presenter: 
EarSketch
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 

EarSketch helps you learn core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. You learn to code in Python or JavaScript, two of the most popular programming languages in the world, while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation. To start learning to write code and make music, click the Start Coding button and use the integrated online curriculum.

Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices. 
 
Author/Presenter: 
David Stroupe
Karen Hammerness
Scott McDonald
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

This comprehensive volume advances a vision of teacher preparation programs focused on core practices supporting ambitious science instruction. The book advocates for collaborative learning and building a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices. 

“Well That's How the Kids Feel!”—Epistemic Empathy as a Driver of Responsive Teaching

While research shows that responsive teaching fosters students' disciplinary learning and equitable opportunities for participation, there is yet much to know about how teachers come to be responsive to their students' experiences in the science classroom. In this work, we set out to examine whether and how engaging teachers as learners in doing science may support responsive instructional practices.

Author/Presenter: 
Lama Z. Jaber
Vesal Dini
David Hammer
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

In this article, the authors present evidence from teachers' reflections that this stability was supported by the teachers' intellectual and emotional experiences as learners. Specifically, they argue that engaging in extended scientific inquiry provided a basis for the teachers having epistemic empathy for their students—their tuning into and appreciating their students' intellectual and emotional experiences in science, which in turn supported teachers' responsiveness in the classroom.

EDC Earth Science

This high school curriculum offers over 61 data-intensive Earth Science investigations, all set in real-world contexts and includes a variety of other activities, including topical fiction and non-fiction readings and research projects and presentations that build critical life and scientific literacy skills. 

Author/Presenter: 
Ruth Krumhansl
Year: 
2015
Short Description: 

This high school curriculum offers over 61 data-intensive Earth Science investigations, all set in real-world contexts and includes a variety of other activities, including topical fiction and non-fiction readings and research projects and presentations that build critical life and scientific literacy skills. 

Earth Science Resources

This online collection of transformative geoscience resources includes Earth system models, data visualization tools, and curriculum modules. Each module is designed for middle and high school students and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teacher Editions, which include detailed background information, tips, and exemplar student responses, are available to help teachers guide their students through each module.

Author/Presenter: 
Amy Pallant
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2021
Short Description: 

This online collection of transformative geoscience resources includes Earth system models, data visualization tools, and curriculum modules. Each module is designed for middle and high school students and is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teacher Editions, which include detailed background information, tips, and exemplar student responses, are available to help teachers guide their students through each module. Classroom management tools, reports, and a real-time dashboard to help teachers track their students' progress are also available through the Learn portal. Validated pre- and post-assessments for each module are provided.

Mathematically Captivating Learning Experiences

Learning experiences that spur student curiosity, captivate students with complex mathematical content, and compel students to engage and persevere (referred to as “mathematically captivating learning experiences” or “MCLEs”).

Author/Presenter: 
The MCLE Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2019
Short Description: 

Learning experiences that spur student curiosity, captivate students with complex mathematical content, and compel students to engage and persevere (referred to as “mathematically captivating learning experiences” or “MCLEs”). Designed using mathematical story framework, the content within mathematical lessons (both planned and enacted) is framed as mathematical stories and the felt tension between how information is revealed and withheld from students as the mathematical story unfolds is framed as its mathematical plot.

Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) Curriculum

The Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) curriculum is a curriculum for working pre-service and in-service teachers. ARC targets and develops quantitative and covariational reasoning as connecting threads to major secondary mathematics ideas, particularly in the area of algebra, precalculus, and calculus.
Author/Presenter: 
The ARC Team
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2018
Short Description: 
The Advancing Reasoning Covariationally (ARC) curriculum is a curriculum for working pre-service and in-service teachers. ARC targets and develops quantitative and covariational reasoning as connecting threads to major secondary mathematics ideas, particularly in the area of algebra, precalculus, and calculus.

LessonSketch Modules for Teaching Argumentation and Proving

What can you infer from this example? and Who is Right? are two modules that address issues of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reasoning and proving.Each module intends to help users strengthen their content knowledge related to logical aspects of proving.
Author/Presenter: 
Orly Buchbinder
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2020
Short Description: 

What can you infer from this example? and Who is Right? are two modules that address issues of mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching reasoning and proving.Each module intends to help users strengthen their content knowledge related to logical aspects of proving. It also addresses pedagogical aspects, such as students' conceptions of proving and pedagogical practices for supporting students' engagement with argumentation and proving.The modules can be used by prospective secondary teachers and by practicing teachers who seek to enhance their mathematical knowledge for teaching argumentation and proving.

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