STEM Teaching Tools

Interested in resources for equitable three-dimensional, NGSS-aligned science instruction? The Institute for Science and Math Education, where I work as a learning scientist/researcher, offers a growing portfolio of practice briefs and professional learning resources for teachers and administrators. You can find these resources at STEMTeachingTools.org.

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Immersive Research Experiences for Science Teachers: Neural Engineering

I wear several hats in STEM education. In one of my roles, I have the wonderful opportunity of working with secondary science teachers each summer, supporting them in the design and enactment of engineering design in their science classrooms. Learn more about this important work here: Immersive Research Experience Helps Secondary School Science Teachers Bring [...]

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Infographic: Essential Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms

I love infographics, so this new one from the National Academies Press caught my eye. This interactive infographic presents information on the NGSS science and engineering practices, with links to additional information. Check it out here: Essential Practices for K-12 Science Classrooms Infographic.

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A Time for Tolerance and Action: Post-election Resources for STEM Educators

For many people I know, the past 10 days have been difficult as we come to terms of what the new post-election reality may mean for our country. I have the good fortune to work with an amazing group of STEM educators who are grappling with what these transitions may mean for those of us [...]

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NGSS for Afterschool Educators

The Afterschool Alliance has released an assortment of valuable tools to support afterschool educators in understanding and aligning their programs to the Next Generation Science Standards. “Getting Started with the Next Generation Science Standards” is a great primer full of ideas and resources to support this work. Another useful resource is the practice brief, “What [...]

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