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Technology Enhanced Science Instruction via the WISE Learning Environment

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Keisha Varma

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Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

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Oscar Porter

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One of the country’s most successful programs of its kind, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) provides academic support for thousands of educationally disadvantaged students so they can excel in math and science and graduate with baccalaureate degrees in science, engineering, computer science, and other math-based fields.

Professional Development to Provide Access to Standards-Based STEM Education for All Learners

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Babette Moeller

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Engineering and Technology in Tomorrow’s Science Classroom

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Cary Sneider

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Student Voice & STEM Learning

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Andrew Shouse

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In the context of a federally funded research and development project, the UW Institute for Science and Math Education is collaborating with Sammamish High School, a comprehensive high school serving a socially and economically diverse community in suburban Seattle, to transform that school’s curriculum into a problem-based, STEM-rich experience for all students. STEM opens up opportunities to explore the relevance of subject matter to students, contemporary disciplines, and the workplace.

The Scaling Up SimCalc Project

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Nicole Schechtman

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This project investigated the scale-up of an innovative integration of technology, curriculum, and teacher professional development aimed at improving mathematics instruction in grades 7 and 8. The SimCalc approach integrates teacher professional development, curriculum and software called SimCalc MathWorlds.

Engineering is Elementary

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Erin Fitzgerald

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The Mathematics and Science Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (MSPGP)

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F. Joseph Merlino

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MSPGP worked with college faculty and expert teachers to design and implement comprehensive research-based strategies to improve learning for secondary and post-secondary students. Over five years, the MSPGP brought together 4,000 teachers and faculty from 46 school districts and 13 institutions of higher education in the Greater Philadelphia region. The MSPGP utilized a novel "Core Connector" organizational structure that provided a way to facilitate and grow partnerships between grades 6-12 teachers and administrators and college faculty.