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Examining Elementary School Science Achievement Gaps Using an Organizational and Leadership Perspective There is the tendency to explain away successful urban schools as indicative of the…
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Professional development aligned with AP Chemistry curriculum: Promoting science practices and facilitating enduring conceptual understanding The recent revisions to the advanced placement (AP…
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Science for All: A new breed of schools is closing achievement gaps among students and may hold the key to a revitalized 21st-century workforce Lynch, S.J. (2015, Aug. 1). Science for All: A…
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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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The Power and Promise of a Digital Tool for Teaching Inquiry Science Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE…
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Using Effective Science Curriculum An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This video gives you…
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Coherence in Science Instruction
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Modifying A Core Curriculum No one curriculum can meet the needs of all students and teachers. This video describes why a teacher might want to modify a curriculum and how he or she would go…
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NGSS Planning Tool http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/ngss
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STEM Smart Brief: Teaching and Learning Under the Next Generation Science Standards This brief gives an overview—and by no means a comprehensive one—of several NGSS-aligned projects in the…
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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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I Want to be the Inquiry Guy! How Research Experiences for Teachers Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values About Teaching Science as Inquiry Herrington, D. G., Bancroft, S. F., Edwards, M. M…
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Assessment of uncertainty-infused scientific argumentation Lee, H-S, Liu, O.L, Pallant, A., Roohr, K. C., Pryputniewicz, S., & Buck, Z. (2014). Assessment of uncertainty-infused scientific…
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Great Questions Make for Great Science Education Pallant, A., & Pryputniewicz, S. J. (2015). Great Questions Make For Great Science Education. @Concord 19(1) 4-6…
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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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Valuing student ideas morally, instrumentally, and intellectually Robertson, A. D. (2016). Valuing student ideas morally, instrumentally, and intellectually. Proceedings of the 2015 Physics…
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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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Constructing Assessment Tasks that Blend Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science Practices for Classroom Formative Applications How do we measure knowledge in use? In this…
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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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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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An exploration of teacher learning from an educative reform-oriented curriculum: Case studies of teacher curriculum use Educative curriculum materials provide teachers with authentic…
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Factors impacting teachers’ argumentation instruction in their science classrooms Science education research, reform documents and standards include scientific argumentation as a key learning…
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Learning in a community of practice: Factors impacting English-learning students’ engagement in scientific argumentation Recent education reform efforts have included an increasing push for…
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Pedagogical content knowledge of argumentation: Using classroom contexts to assess high quality PCK rather than pseudoargumentation Despite the recent emphasis on science practices, little…
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Scientific argumentation for all? Comparing teacher beliefs about argumentation in high, mid and low SES schools Ensuring all students have opportunities to engage in scientific argumentation…
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Elementary content specialization: Models, affordances, and constraints This study investigates the models of elementary content specialization (ECS) in elementary mathematics and science and…
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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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Using students' conceptions of air to evaluate a guided-inquiry activity classifying matter using particulate models This paper describes a guided-inquiry activity designed for the first…
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Tool trouble: Challenges with using self-report data to evaluate long-term chemistry teacher professional development The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of different…
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Kinematics card sort activity: Insight into students’ thinking for students and teacher Kinematics is a topic students are unknowingly aware of well before entering the physics classroom.…
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No teacher is an island: Bridging the gap between teacher’s professional practice and research findings Despite decades of research regarding best practices for the teaching and learning of…
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Food and energy for all: Turning a demonstration into an inquiry activity When asked what plants need for photosynthesis, many students can correctly recall the reaction equation and state…
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Connecting the visible world with the invisible Numerous research studies have illustrated the importance of connecting the visible (macroscopic) world of chemical phenomena to the invisible (…
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Tool trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional Development The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of different…
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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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Impact of a large-scale science intervention focused on English language learners The authors evaluated the effects of P-SELL, a science curricular and professional development intervention…
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Elementary teachers’ science knowledge and instructional practices: Impact of an intervention focused on English language learners As part of a three-year curricular and professional…
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School Resources in Teaching Science to Diverse Student Groups: An Intervention’s Effect on Elementary Teachers’ Perceptions Elementary school teachers’ perceptions of school resources (i.e.,…
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Developing coherent conceptual storylines: Two elementary challenges The ‘conceptual storyline’ of a lesson refers to the flow and sequencing of learning activities such that science concepts…
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Practice What You Teach: A Video-Based Practicum Model of Professional Development for Elementary Science Teachers This study examines an innovative professional development program that…
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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 math and science engagement scale: Development, validation, and psychometric properties There is an urgent need to develop appropriate instruments to measure student engagement in math and…
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Using qualitative methods to develop a survey measure of math and science engagement Student engagement in math and science is vital to students' academic achievement and long-term…