Fostering Knowledge Use in STEM Education through R&D Partnerships with Schools and School Districts

Group members will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts, and introduce a group-developed practice brief.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
SIG Presentation

A group of NSF grantees, all of whom have conducted research or development in partnership with schools and school districts, worked together during 2010 to share and capture their experiences. In this session, members of the working group on Partnerships with Schools and School Districts for Knowledge Use will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts. Across a range of projects, the presenters have all found that substantive partnerships enhance learning for researchers and practitioners, alike. The session will elaborate on the group’s newly released practice brief, which provides practical insights intended to help other researchers and developers engage in successful partnerships with practitioners. Presenters will facilitate discussion on the topic.

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