Imagine you are responsible for leading a professional learning series designed to help teachers construct effective science lessons. A new game, developed and published by WestEd, gives school leaders immersive practice with various scenarios for shaping successful training. For example, with a budget for just six teachers to attend a study group, how would you make decisions about who joins?
This framework defines the key knowledge and actions science education leaders use to implement the Next Generation Science Standards. It details six foundational knowledge areas, 11 critical actions, and other specific ways leaders can influence and sustain three-dimensional science instruction.
Research shows Carnegie Math Pathways students are completing their first college-level math course at triple the rate of those in traditional developmental course sequences and in half the time. What’s more, they are more than twice as likely as those in the traditional sequences to earn a four-year degree.
Effective professional learning must have an impact that ripples through teachers, on to classrooms, then on to students. Judy Meredith, K–12 science curriculum coach in Arizona’s Peoria Unified School District, knows firsthand about Making Sense of SCIENCE's (MSS) positive impact on student learning. “[MSS] is creating teachers able to help students learn how to think well, not just regurgitate information,” she says.
Culturally and linguistically diverse students often receive unequal access to, and inadequate instruction in, STEAM subjects in K–16 education settings. Featuring chapters from both researchers and practitioners, this new edited volume presents promising practices in STEAM education that reflect and utilize students’ diversity.