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The Learning Portal: Hundreds of Free Digital Activities Using Models and Probes The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) project is a learning portal with hundreds of free,…
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To customize or not to customize? Exploring science teacher customization in an online lesson portal New technologies are increasingly giving science teachers the ability to access and…
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Why a Digital Teacher Guide? Inquiry-based educative curricula and teachers who use these curricula as intended are major factors in achieving successful student learning outcomes in science.…
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Invaluable values: an expectancy-value theory analysis of youths’ academic motivations and intentions Ball, C., Huang, K., Cotten, S. R., Rikard, R. V., & Coleman, L. O. (2016). Invaluable…
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STEM-focused high schools as a strategy for enhancing readiness for postsecondary STEM programs Means, B., Wang, H., Young, V., Peters, V. & Lynch, S. J. (2016). STEM-focused high schools…
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Threatened by Stereotype: An investigation of the effect of stereotype threat on female and minority students’ STEM learning in the context of a computer intervention Huang, K., Cotten, S. R…
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Broadening Participation — Making STEM Learning Relevant and Rigorous for All Students This CADRE brief explores factors that contribute to opportunity gaps in STEM education based on race,…
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Partnership Building as a Broadening-Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of…
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EcoMobile: Blended Real and Virtual Immersive Experiences for Learning Complex Causality and Ecosystems Science Click image to preview:…
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Innovate to Mitigate: A Crowdsourced Carbon Challenge Click image to preview: Principal Investigator: Gillian…
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Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator: William Finzer…
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Enhancing Games with Assessment and Metacognitive Emphases (EGAME) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Advancing Science Performance with Emerging Computer Technologies (ASPECT) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Playing with the Data: Developing Digital Supports for Middle School Science Teachers using Game-based Formative Assessment Click image to preview…
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Transformative Robotics Experience for Elementary Students (TREES) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Supporting Secondary Students in Building External Models (Collaborative Research) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Bio-Sphere: Fostering Deep Learning of Complex Biology for Building our Next Generation's Scientists Click image to preview:…
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North Dakota Collaborative STEM Conference 2016 Click image to preview: Principal Investigator: Robert Pawloski…
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Learning about Ecosystems Science and Complex Causality through Experimentation in a Virtual World Click image to preview: Principal…
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Digital Mapping Technology in Elementary Grades: Effects on Spatial Abilities and Map Skills Click image to preview: Principal…
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Teaching Environmental Sustainability - Model My Watershed (Collaborative Research) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Continuous Learning and Automated Scoring in Science (CLASS) Click image to preview: Principal Investigator:…
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GRIDS: Graphing Research on Inquiry with Data in Science Click image to preview: Principal Investigator: Marcia…
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Next Generation STEM Learning for All-envisioning advances based on NSF supported research   On November 9, 2015, an NSF-supported STEM Forum was held, organized by STELAR (the ITEST resource…
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Scaffolding Innovative Technology in Upper Elementary Grades: Problem Solving with Geographic Information Systems Click image to preview…
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Supporting Teachers in Implementing Innovative, NGSS-based Curriculum: Integrating Technology with Science and Engineering Practices Click image to preview…
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DIMEs: Immersing Teachers and Students in Virtual Engineering Internships Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Constructing and Critiquing Arguments in Middle School Science Classrooms: Supporting Teachers with Multimedia Educative Curriculum Materials Click image to preview…
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Teaching STEM with Robotics: Design, Development, and Testing of a Research-based Professional Development Program for Teachers Click image to preview…
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SimScientists Games: Development of Simulation-Based Game Designs to Enhance Formative Assessment and Deep Science Learning in Middle School Click image to preview…
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Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Social Media: Supporting Teacher Professional Learning and Student Scientific Argumentation Click image to preview…
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Ramping Up Accessibility in STEM: Inclusively Designed Simulations for Diverse Learners Click image to preview: Principal Investigator…
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Leveling Up: Supporting and Measuring High School STEM Knowledge Building in Social Digital Games Click image to preview: Principal…
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NSF EHR Core Research (ECR) Solicitation Deadline Learn more about NSF's EHR Core Research  (ECR) Program and Solicitation at http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504924&org=NSF…
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Tracing the Development of a Haptically-enhanced Simulation for Teaching Phase Change This paper traces the research-design-develop-test cycle of a haptically-enhanced science simulation…
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STEM starts early: Grounding science, technology, engineering, and math education in early childhood Researchers and educators agree: Children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in…
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Can All Students Succeed at Science and Tech High Schools? No longer only for the elite, a new generation of science high schools could help low-income and minority students get better jobs.…
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Learning with Sprout Pro: Reimagine what you can make Sprout Pro was developed as a new kind of all-in-one computer that enables students to make, design, and customize the world around them.…
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Students making systems models: An accessible approach Systems are a natural part of our world—from the smallest chemical system to the Earth's climate system. The Framework for K-12 Science…
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STEM-focused high schools as a strategy for enhancing readiness for postsecondary STEM programs The logic underlying inclusive STEM high schools (ISHSs) posits that requiring all students to…
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Use of Automated Scoring and Feedback in Online Interactive Earth Science Tasks In formative assessment, constructed response questions are typically used for scientific argumentation, but…
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The eight essential elements of inclusive STEM high schools Background Inclusive STEM (traditionally known to stand for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”) high schools are emerging…
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Use of physics simulations in whole class and small group settings: Comparative case studies This study investigates student interactions with simulations, and teacher support of those…
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Monday's lesson: Students making models This brief article provides an overview of how to use the SageModeler systems modeling tool with an ocean acidification model as an example.…
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Supporting secondary students in building external models to explain phenomena Supporting Secondary Students in Building External Models is a collaborative project with Michigan State…
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Family-school partnerships in a context of urgent engagement: Rethinking models, measurement, and meaningfulness This commentary highlights key themes across the five chapters of this volume,…
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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…
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Using Collective Argumentation to Develop Teaching Practices Integrating Coding Within the Science and Math Curriculum Click image to preview…
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Learning Physics in a Synergistic Scaffolded Programming Environment Click image to preview:…
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Informal STEM Teaching and Learning Through Infusing Computational Thinking into Science Learning Click image to preview…