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Resource | Principles for Curriculum Design and Pedagogy in Multilingual Secondary Mathematics Classrooms
We introduce and illustrate three principles for designing secondary mathematics classrooms in which multilingual students can benefit from participating in mathematical discussions. Drawing from the Academic Literacy in Mathematics (ALM) framework (Moschkovich, 2015), we developed these principles through a four-year design research collaboration with ninth grade mathematics teachers working in…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Designing Learning Environments to Promote Academic Literacy in Mathematics in Multilingual Secondary Mathematics Classrooms
Emerging multilingual students can develop the dimensions of Academic Literacy in Mathematics (ALM) in classroom discussions. But, there is a need for empirically-validated principles for fostering such discussions. This research used ALM as a framework to create a unit of instruction on linear rates of change for ninth grade mathematics in which multilingual students benefit from discussions.…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Remote Chemistry Teacher Professional Development Delivery: Enduring Lessons for Programmatic Redesign
COVID-19 has thrust educators into a period of uncertainty, complicating conventional ways of teaching and learning. We suspect that the pandemic has magnified the challenges that some high school teachers already experience, particularly when they are the sole chemistry teacher at their school. The pandemic has likely inhibited collegial interactions and access to professional development (PD).…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Pedagogical Chemistry Sensemaking: A Novel Conceptual Framework to Facilitate Pedagogical Sensemaking in Model-based Lesson Planning
Researchers have typically identified and characterized teachers’ knowledge bases (e.g., pedagogical content knowledge and subject matter knowledge) in an effort to improve enacted instructional strategies. As shown by the Refined Consensus Model (RCM), understanding teacher learning, beliefs, and practices is predicated on the interconnections of such knowledge bases. However, lesson planning (…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Exploring Adaptations of the VisChem Approach: Advancements and Anchors toward Particle-Level Explanations
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been imperative for informing many facets of the chemistry education research field, one of which includes the professional development (PD) of high school teachers. While many researchers and practitioners have responded to the NGSS’ calls for reform by attending to internal factors that influence the PD’s design, resources, and facilitation,…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching and Learning Data Literacy through Art
Achieving data literacy is challenging when schools narrowly focus on statistical reasoning rather than on meaning- and inference-making. Without attention to the social contexts of data, learners can fail to develop a critical stance toward data, to understand the nature and production of data, the questions that it can answer, and the ways that data can be used to inform and misinform. We…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching and Learning Data Literacy through Art
Achieving data literacy is challenging when schools narrowly focus on statistical reasoning rather than on meaning- and inference-making. Without attention to the social contexts of data, learners can fail to develop a critical stance toward data, to understand the nature and production of data, the questions that it can answer, and the ways that data can be used to inform and misinform. We…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching and Learning Data Literacy through Art
Achieving data literacy is challenging when schools narrowly focus on statistical reasoning rather than on meaning- and inference-making. Without attention to the social contexts of data, learners can fail to develop a critical stance toward data, to understand the nature and production of data, the questions that it can answer, and the ways that data can be used to inform and misinform. We…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Dancing with Data: Embodying the Numerical and Humanistic Sides of Data
Data literacy is important for supporting individuals to incorporate information from research studies into their own perspectives and decision-making processes. However, it can be challenging for students to read, understand, and relate to data. Students have to be able to traverse the representational forms that data takes on (i.e., numerical, graphical, etc.) and connect it to their…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Dancing with Data: Embodying the Numerical and Humanistic Sides of Data
Data literacy is important for supporting individuals to incorporate information from research studies into their own perspectives and decision-making processes. However, it can be challenging for students to read, understand, and relate to data. Students have to be able to traverse the representational forms that data takes on (i.e., numerical, graphical, etc.) and connect it to their…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Dancing with Data: Embodying the Numerical and Humanistic Sides of Data
Data literacy is important for supporting individuals to incorporate information from research studies into their own perspectives and decision-making processes. However, it can be challenging for students to read, understand, and relate to data. Students have to be able to traverse the representational forms that data takes on (i.e., numerical, graphical, etc.) and connect it to their…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | "I Happen to Be One of 47.8%": Social-Emotional and Data Reasoning in Middle School Students' Comics about Friendship
Effective data literacy instruction requires that learners move beyond understanding statistics to being able to humanize data through a contextual understanding of argumentation and reasoning in the real-world. In this paper, we explore the implementation of a co-designed data comic unit about adolescent friendships. The 7th grade unit involved students analyzing data graphs about adolescent…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | "I Happen to Be One of 47.8%": Social-Emotional and Data Reasoning in Middle School Students' Comics about Friendship
Effective data literacy instruction requires that learners move beyond understanding statistics to being able to humanize data through a contextual understanding of argumentation and reasoning in the real-world. In this paper, we explore the implementation of a co-designed data comic unit about adolescent friendships. The 7th grade unit involved students analyzing data graphs about adolescent…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | "I Happen to Be One of 47.8%": Social-Emotional and Data Reasoning in Middle School Students' Comics about Friendship
Effective data literacy instruction requires that learners move beyond understanding statistics to being able to humanize data through a contextual understanding of argumentation and reasoning in the real-world. In this paper, we explore the implementation of a co-designed data comic unit about adolescent friendships. The 7th grade unit involved students analyzing data graphs about adolescent…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Accessible Physics for All
This article describes the experience of using the InquirySpace software in a classroom that practices full inclusion for ninth grade physics. Haavind S. & Murtha, M. (2020). Accessible physics for all. The Science Teacher. 54-58.
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Innovator Interview: Steve Roderick
The Concord Consortium. (2021). Innovator Interview: Steve Roderick. @Concord, 25(1), 15.
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Co-Designing for Privacy, Transparency, and Trust in K-12 Learning Analytics
The process of using Learning Analytics (LA) to improve teaching works from the assumption that data should be readily shared between stakeholders in an educational organization. However, the design of LA tools often does not account for considerations such as data privacy, transparency and trust among stakeholders. Research in human-centered design of LA does attend to these questions,…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | When Should I Use a Measure to Support InstructionalImprovement at Scale? The Importance of Considering BothIntended and Actual Use in Validity Arguments
Despite the ease of accessing a wide range of measures, little attention is given to validity arguments when considering whether to use the measure for a new purpose or in a different context. Making a validity argument has historically focused on the intended interpretation and use. There has been a press to consider both the intended and actual interpretations and how users make sense of the…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Making Sense of Sensemaking: Understanding How K–12 Teachers and Coaches React to Visual Analytics
With the spread of learning analytics (LA) dashboards in K-12 schools, educators are increasingly expected to make sense of data to inform instruction. However, numerous features of school settings, such as specialized vantage points of educators, may lead to different ways of looking at data. This observation motivates the need to carefully observe and account for the ways data sensemaking…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Person Early College Sees Success with the Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global Program
Globally relevant, action-oriented learning, like Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, is a powerful tool to increase classroom engagement and help students understand the world in which they live. Today, Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL) is engaged in their fourth year of collaboration with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s PBI Global team. Policastro, S…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | How to Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems
In a project designed to help create the next generation of problem-solvers, North Carolina State University researchers challenged a group of 11th graders to investigate and find solutions to a global problem: that billions of people lack access to clean water and sanitation services. Oleniacz, L.J. (2021, June 2). How to engage students in addressing global problems. The Friday Institute for…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | North Carolina Students Engage in Purpose-Driven Inquiry to Address Global Challenges
This week is Global Goals week — an annual week of action, awareness, and accountability for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which are aimed at addressing global challenges like poverty and hunger. In North Carolina, two schools have integrated purpose-driven, interdisciplinary, and collaborative inquiry into their classrooms to empower students and teachers as local and global…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | “We Are the Future”: Critical Inquiry and Social Action in the Classroom
This study explored how engaging in critical inquiry through Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global fostered social action with high school students. Drawing on theoretical perspectives from critical inquiry and social action and employing a collective case study approach, we focused on six diverse students from two of the 18 teams who participated in a PBI Global examining global water and…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Training a New Generation of Problem Solvers: Innovation in STEM Education
Humankind faces unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenges. There is a critical need for STEM education to foster both science learning and the application of learning to problem solving. At the University of Utah, Professor Nancy Butler Songer and her collaborators have developed a suite of interdisciplinary instructional and field-based data collection resources offering…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Training a New Generation of Problem Solvers: How Can Education Programs Develop the Problem-Solving Skills of Today's Schoolchildren and Tomorrow's STEM Workforce?
Songer, N.B. (2022 April) Training a new generation of problem solvers: How can education programs develop the problem-solving skills of today's schoolchildren and tomorrow's STEM workforce? Open Access Government.
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Longitudinal Clustering of Students’ Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors in Engineering Design
It is vital to develop an understanding of students' self-regulatory processes in the domains of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for the quality delivery of STEM education. However, most studies have followed a variable-centered approach, leaving open the question of how specific SRL (Self-regulated Learning) behaviors group within individual learners. Furthermore, little…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Examining Temporal Dynamics of Self-Regulated Learning Behaviors in STEM Learning: A Network Approach
From a network perspective, self-regulated learning (SRL) can be conceptualized as networks of mutually interacting self-regulatory learning behaviors. Nevertheless, the research on how SRL behaviors dynamically interact over time in a network architecture is still in its infancy, especially in the context of STEM (sciences, technology, engineering, and math) learning. In the present paper, we…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Classroom Orchestration of Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering Learning: A Multiple-Case Study Approach
This multiple case study focused on the implementation of a computer-aided design (CAD) simulation to help students engage in engineering design to learn science concepts. Our findings describe three case studies that adopted the same learning design and adapted it to three different populations, settings, and classroom contexts: at the middle-school, high-school, and pre-service teaching levels…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Classroom Orchestration of Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering Learning: A Multiple-Case Study Approach
This multiple case study focused on the implementation of a computer-aided design (CAD) simulation to help students engage in engineering design to learn science concepts. Our findings describe three case studies that adopted the same learning design and adapted it to three different populations, settings, and classroom contexts: at the middle-school, high-school, and pre-service teaching levels…
Posted: Friday, July 22
Resource | Classroom Orchestration of Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering Learning: A Multiple-Case Study Approach
This multiple case study focused on the implementation of a computer-aided design (CAD) simulation to help students engage in engineering design to learn science concepts. Our findings describe three case studies that adopted the same learning design and adapted it to three different populations, settings, and classroom contexts: at the middle-school, high-school, and pre-service teaching levels…
Posted: Friday, July 22