Science Education Podcasts

Posted by on Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Censeo Group evaluation team has been working on a number of evaluations of NSF and NIH-funded projects to support Primary Investigators and project teams as they build science curriculum materials and design professional development efforts for teachers to provide instruction aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Designing a Middle Grades Spatial Skills Curriculum; DR K112 #1720801. Dr. Nick Lux from Montana State University and his team are developing curriculum materials that use Minecraft to help teach middle school students important spatial skills. Zipping Towards STEM: Integrating Engineering Design into the Middle School Physical Science Curriculum; ITEST #1513205. The University of Akron project team developed a curriculum that brought engineering design principles into the curriculum unit on force and motion offered in the Akron Public School District. In this unit, students design, test, and redesign model stock mini-cars using computer- assisted design software, 3D printers, as well as virtual and desktop wind tunnels. PAGES: Progressing through the Ages: Global Climate Change, Evolution and Societal Well-being; NIH SEPA, R25OD020203-01A1. An ambitious teacher education program, the goal of PAGES us to empower K–12 science teachers to use high quality NGSS-aligned units that integrate ecology, evolution, and climate change topics across grade-bands. The University of Illinois team, under the lead...

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