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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?

Museum/School Partnerships: Bridging Home, School, and Community Through Science Learning

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Dale McCreedy

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The Franklin Institute is committed to engaging teachers, students, and families in science learning. Parent Partners in School Science (PPSS) was developed by The Franklin Institute, in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, as a science education and parent involvement program, with the goal of connecting a child’s home and school life through science learning. Through events and take-home activities, adults and children think about their everyday lives like scientists—questioning, observing, testing, and experimenting with the world around them.