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The Building Blocks and TRIAD Early Mathematics Projects

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Technology and the Future of Preschool: Developmentally Appropriate and Evidence-Based Approaches to Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them

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School-readiness gaps exist in language, literacy, mathematics, and science between at-risk and more-advantaged learners. Risk factors for lack of school readiness include being a non-Asian child of color, coming from a family of low socio-economic status, and speaking a home language other than English. Because the children who arrive in our preschools and elementary schools increasingly fit into one or more of these categories, innovative solutions to enhancing school readiness are critical.

Scaffolding Young Math Learners to Be Effective Spatial Problem Solvers

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Ramps and Pathways: Integrating Physical Science and Engineering in Early Childhood

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Playscapes: Designed Nature Environments to Promote Informal Science Learning

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Anywhere STEM Exploration: Supporting STEM Learning in Formal and Informal Settings with PEEP and the Big Wide World

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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.

Project-based Inquiry Science for Middle School Science Learners

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Mary Starr
 
Project-based Inquiry Science (PBIS) is a recently published middle school science curriculum that emphasizes learning science and engineering through projects. Funded by the National Science Foundation and published by It’s About Time, PBIS materials are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and with most state standards documents.

Pennsylvania MESA/ The Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA)

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Jamie Bracey
 
MESA initiative has a 40-year history of successfully engaging and sustaining minority and disadvantaged students’ participation in STEM coursework, from elementary school to college campuses. Temple University has been awarded the national license to coordinate MESA in Pennsylvania, joining prestigious institutions like the University of California, University of Washington, the Johns Hopkins APL, University of Denver, and others offering statewide STEM initiatives to underrepresented groups.