• Students looking at data

Opening the Door to Data Science in STEM Classrooms

How can we help all students navigate our data-rich world?

It’s a strong possibility that by the time this blog comes across your screen today, you will have received multiple alerts based on a collection of personal data about you. Maybe it was your watch or phone telling you how much screen time you had […]

  • Students working with a teacher

Motivation Matters

Five Design Principles for Supporting Student Motivation and Engagement in Science Classrooms

This is an exciting time for science education. Spurred in part by the release of A Framework for K12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards, science educators are changing their classrooms to enact instructional experiences that will help all their students to […]

  • Teacher and students

Cultivating Cultural Competence

What does it take to build affirming science learning environments? What can be gained?

Can you think of a time when you felt like an outsider or an “other” in the room? We have. As one of only a few girls in an AP Physics class, one of us remembers being told that girls don’t […]

  • Young School Girl

Getting Back to Business

How do we equitably accelerate learning in science?

After a long and distressing absence, students have been back in classrooms this fall across the country. We’re not back to business as usual, though. Schools and districts have been trying to figure out how to address students’ “unfinished learning” — the learning targets for a grade or […]

How Can We Move the Needle for NGSS Implementation?

Influences of a Large-Scale, Intensive Initiative on Teachers’ NGSS Implementation

Nearly a decade since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), teachers are still struggling to implement key NGSS instructional shifts: focusing on phenomena and problems, integrating engineering practices and content, and incorporating the science and engineering practices (SEPs) and crosscutting concepts (CCCs). […]

  • Two girls designing

The Power of a Parking Lot

How Can Engineering Design Make Math More Accessible to All Students?

The research literature is clear: Integrating mathematics and science can lead to students’ increased enthusiasm, increased achievement in both disciplines, and an increase in relevant and authentic experiences. As part of a recent project to better understand the impact of disciplinary integration and how to support it, […]

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