DRK-12 Research and Products
Scientific Inquiry for Young Children: Linking Teacher Professional Development and Family Engagement to Improve Student AchievementPresentation | Paper presented at the Society for Research on Child Development Conference.
- Tool | The TEEMS curriculum is a free engineering curriculum for 6th-grade science classrooms.
- Tool | 22 Common Core State Standards-aligned middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.
- Publication | In this chapter, the authors present the design rationale for and empirical results from a predominantly synchronous three-part online model for the professional development of mathematics teachers in rural contexts.
- Tool | This activity, I spy from this perspective!, encourages children to visualize environments from different perspectives to determine where to stand to take a given picture.
Chemistry Critical Friendships: Investigating Chemistry-Specific Discourse within a Domain-General Discussion of Best Practices for Inquiry AssessmentsPublication | Presented in this paper are the results from analyzing a discussion between five high school chemistry teachers as they generated a set of best practices for inquiry assessments.
- Tool | 10 NGSS-Plus-5E middle school lessons for teaching STEM with robotics.
- Tool | eRebuild is a math learning game for students in grades 6th-8th. The game focuses on teaching the concepts of geometery and ratios and proportions through gameplay.
- Tool | EcoXPT is an immersive simulation in which students use inquiry to learn how ecosystems work.
- Publication | Using findings from a 4‐year research and development effort, we propose an updated model of sheltered instruction for science classrooms that leverages the opportunities provided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to better support multilingual learners in...
- Tool | Sortable Excel lists of DRK-12 recent publications and products, upcoming presentations, and project websites for 2019-20.
Addressing the Problem of Always Starting Over: Identifying, Valuing, and Sharing Professional Knowledge for TeachingPublication | Authors discuss the possibilities of retaining and sharing professional knowledge as a way of addressing the problem of always starting over.
- Tool | The Analyzing Instruction in Math using the Teaching for Robust Understanding Framework (AIM-TRU) learning cycle is the result of a research-practice partnership centered on using the analysis of videocases grounded in high-quality instructional materials for use as a...
- Publication | In this editorial, authors discuss the first of the five overarching problems: defining and measuring learning opportunities precisely enough to study how to maximize the quality of the opportunities experienced by every student.
Critical Science Agency and Power Hierarchies: Restructuring Power within Groups to Address Injustice Beyond ThemPublication | Drawing upon a social practice theory analytical lens with a focus on power and using critical participatory ethnography methods, this study investigated the ways middle school students restructured power hierarchies as they worked to complete the design challenge of making...
- Tool | Explore the pattern of earthquakes on Earth, including magnitude, depth, location, and frequency.
- Tool | The Flipped Mathematics Study offers advice on how to use video to teach math remotely.
- Publication | In this article, authors use meta-analysis to analyze 42 design and comparison studies involving data from 7699 students spanning over 35 years.
- Tool | The Plate Tectonics module "What will Earth look like in 500 million years?" helps students build a systems view of plate tectonics through focused case studies and interactions with the Seismic Explorer and Tectonic Explorer models.
- Publication | This study is a case of using second-order models of students’ mathematical thinking to differentiate instruction, and it reveals that inquiring into research-based knowledge and inquiring responsively into students’ thinking are at the heart of differentiating mathematics...
- Publication | In this article, authors examined classroom videos of nine experienced teachers of elementary, middle, and high school science, aiming to create a model of FA enactment that is useful to teachers.
- Tool | Students will use the Hurricane Explorer model to explain and predict how the path and strength of a hurricane can change, investigate real-world case studies on the risk and impact of hurricanes, and explore the effect of rising global temperatures on hurricanes.
Initiation-Entry-Focus-Exit and Participation: A Framework for Understanding Teacher Groupwork Monitoring RoutinesPublication | In this paper, authors offer a framework for teacher monitoring routines—a consequential yet understudied aspect of instruction when teachers oversee students’ working together.
- Publication | In this study, authors examined middle-school students’ naturally occurring design conversations in small design teams and their learning of science as a result of engaging in an engineering and science unit.
- Tool | Free, standards-aligned, and research-based inquiry curricula that address NGSS 3D proficiency. Includes Interactive scientific models plus hands-on activities, personalized guidance, and rich embedded assessments. For teachers, WISE offers a a virtual...