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Socio-Ecological Histories of Place Teaching Tool

This resource serves as a guide for how to use Histories of Place in planning and instruction.

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Learning in Places
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2019
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A guide for how to use Histories of Place in planning and instruction.

Rhizome and Seasonal Storyline for Field-based Science

This tool, Rhizome, contains three foundational pillars: complex socio-ecological systems, nature-culture relations, and field-based science learning, with student learning and sense making made central. The Seasonal Storyline engages learners and their families in field-based science that connects family knowledge and place-based, student-led investigations.

Author/Presenter: 
Learning in Places
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Year: 
2019
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This resource focuses on engaging learners and their families in field-based science that connects family knowledge and place-based, student-led investigations.

National Science Teachers Association 2020 National NSTA Conference; Boston, MA - CANCELLED

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/02/2020 (All day) to Sun, 04/05/2020 (All day)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference is cancelled.

To learn more, visit https://s6.goeshow.com/nsta/national/2020/index.cfm.

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National Association of Biology Teachers 2020 NABT Professional Development Conference; Baltimore, MD - VIRTUAL

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/06/2020 (All day) to Sat, 11/07/2020 (All day)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference will be held virtually.

To learn more, visit https://nabt.org/Events-2020-Conference.

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Qualitative graphing in an authentic inquiry context: How construction and critique help middle school students to reason about cancer

Inquiry instruction often neglects graphing. It gives students few opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take advantage of graphs, and which are called for by current science education standards. Yet, it is not well known how to support graphing skills, particularly within middle school science inquiry contexts. Using qualitative graphs is a promising, but underexplored approach.

Author/Presenter: 
Camillia Matuk
Jiayuan Zhang
Irina Uk
Marcia C. Linn
Year: 
2019
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This study offers a critical exploration of how to design instruction that simultaneously supports students' science and graph understanding within complex inquiry contexts.

Validating a Model for Assessing Science Teacher’s Adaptive Expertise with Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula and Its Relationship to Student Learning Outcomes

The success of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and similar reforms is contingent upon the quality of teaching, yet the shifts in teaching practice required are substantial. In this study, we propose and validate a model of adaptive expertise needed for teachers to successfully deliver NGSS-informed computer-supported complex systems curricula in high school science classrooms.

Author/Presenter: 
Susan A. Yoon
Chad Evans
Katherine Miller
Emma Anderson
Jessica Koehler
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Year: 
2019
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In this study, the authors propose and validate a model of adaptive expertise needed for teachers to successfully deliver NGSS-informed computer-supported complex systems curricula in high school science classrooms.

Integrating a Space for Teacher Interaction into an Educative Curriculum: Design Principles and Teachers' Use of the iPlan Tool

Implementation of reform curricula requires teachers to adopt new approaches to teaching. Research has provided promising results about the influence of educative curriculum on teachers’ learning and instruction. However, this approach generally focuses on teachers as isolated learners. Using a design-based research approach, the authors developed a web-based tool, iPlan, which provides access to educative curriculum materials in an online interactive learning platform.

Author/Presenter: 
Miray Tekkumru-Kisa
Christian Schunn
Year: 
2019
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Authors describe the design principles of iPlan, a web-based tool provides access to educative curriculum materials in an online interactive learning platform, and discuss implications for designing educative and online systems for teacher learning.

Measuring Pedagogy and the Integration of Engineering Design in STEM Classrooms

The present study examined changes in high school biology and technology education pedagogy during the first year of a three-year professional development (PD) program using the INSPIRES educative curriculum. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) calls for the integration of science and engineering through inquiry-based pedagogy that shifts the burden of thinking from the teacher to the student. This call is especially challenging for teachers untrained in inquiry teaching and engineering or science concepts.

Author/Presenter: 
Tory Williams
Jonathan Singer
Jacqueline Krikorian
Christopher Rakes
Julia Ross
Year: 
2018
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The present study examined changes in high school biology and technology education pedagogy during the first year of a three-year professional development (PD) program using the INSPIRES educative curriculum.

National Association of Biology Teachers 2019 Professional Development Conference; Chicago, IL

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/14/2019 (All day) to Sun, 11/17/2019 (All day)
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Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science (GRIDS) Curricular Units

Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar ovens & design critiques:
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GRIDS
Year: 
2017
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Three middle school science curricular units on the topics of genetics, ocean biodiversity & discourse, and solar ovens & design critiques.

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