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Effective Instruction

Video-rich, Web-based Professional Development to Improve

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Sue Doubler

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Perhaps the greatest challenge required by The Next Generation Science Standards is the creation of coherence—coherence in order to develop deeper learning from grade to grade, and coherence in the support systems of curriculum, assessment, and professional development.

Deeply Digital Student Engagement and STEM Learning

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Chad Dorsey

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Educational Policy, School Administration, and the Technical Core: The Local Infrastructure and Instructional Improvement Challenge

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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?

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.