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NCTAF Learning Studios

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Thomas Carroll

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The world economy is rapidly outpacing America’s development of STEM talent. Our students must learn more, do more, and create more. To meet this challenge, thousands of STEM professionals are ready to join forces with new and accomplished teachers to develop the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders we need to thrive in a global economy.

What Do The Next Generation Science Standards and NRC Framework Mean for Teaching and Curriculum Materials?

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Brian Reiser

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The session will discuss how the NRC Science Education Framework and Next Generation Science Standards call for changes in science teaching and curriculum materials. The Framework and NGSS present two major evolutions in standards that challenge current widely used curriculum materials and the way science is often taught in classrooms: (1) organizing learning around core explanatory ideas; and (2) engaging students in scientific and engineering practices to develop and apply these explanatory ideas.

UIC College Prep High School

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Providing Ongoing Support for STEM Teachers

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Illinois Pathways: Improving Education, Workforce, and Economic Development Coordination to Build More Effective STEM Talent Pipelines

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Lenses on Learning: Research-Based Mathematics Professional Development for Instructional Leaders

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Kristen Reed

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Culturally Relevant Ecology, Learning Progressions, and Environmental Literacy

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John Moore

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Our Mathematics and Science Partnership focuses on enhancing environmental literacy in K–12 schools and beyond through research on student and teacher learning, professional development informed by the research, and institutional reform. We work at the critical education juncture of middle school through high school (grades 6–12).

Designing Learning Organizations for Instructional Improvement in Mathematics

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Kara Jackson

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The overall goal of this research project is to understand what it takes to support mathematics teachers in improving the quality of their mathematics instruction at the scale of large, urban US districts. The project has two major phases.

Professional Learning Communities for STEM Teachers

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Edward (Ted) Britton

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