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Chicago Workshop

Math & Science Achievement Gaps for Minority Students

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David Grissmer

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The UTeachEngineering Project at The University of Texas

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STEM Teacher Knowledge in the Common Core Era: Building the Standards for Mathematical Practice into Professional Development

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Kevin McLeod

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Institute for Chemistry Literacy Through Computational Science (ICLCS or “Icicles”)

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Edee Norman Wiziecki

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The Institute for Chemistry Literacy through Computational Science (ICLCS) is a National Science Foundation-funded MSP program designed to increase the chemistry literacy and chemistry-related pedagogical skills of rural Illinois high school teachers through the use of authentic and near-authentic computational simulation resources. As a true partnership with K-12 education, the ICLCS is an example of how higher education and K-12 schools can work together to improve student success.

National Inventors Hall of Fame® School…Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and

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Traci Buckner

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iPhone App for School Data Collection and Critical Thinking About Ecology and Biodiversity

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Nancy Songer

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The 2012 Science Standards will place an emphasis on data collection and explanations. This session will provide a free iPhone app that supports grades 4–12 students in data collection and explanation building about biodiversity in schoolyards in the Great Lakes region. The session will provide inquiry activities and Web resources that guide students to construct explanations to questions such as, What habitats are in my schoolyard? and Which zone in the schoolyard is the most diverse?

Foster Knowledge Use in STEM Education: A Brief and Tool on R&D Partnerships with Districts and Schools

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If you are proposing to conduct research and development (R&D) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, your work will benefit from effective partnerships with schools and school districts. While almost every education R&D project requires contact with schools, this brief makes the case for partnership. By this we mean a relationship that is long-term, usually involves formal organizational commitments, draws on both partners’ expertise, and has benefits for each partner.