As science disciplines are at center stage in providing solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also complicit in the systemic racism that is endemic in society at large. STEM education, however, can be used to highlight societal inequities and address systemic racism. To achieve this, STEM educators should harness new advances in STEM disciplines […]
The ADAPTATIONS blog advances research toward and replication of what works in the STEM education of preservice teachers in high-need school districts through programs’ sharing of evidence-based innovations to encourage adaption by other programs and move forward collective evolution of effective STEM teacher preparation.
Almost 25 years ago, AAAS convened a National Science Foundation supported conference to consider how best to train science and mathematics teachers. Interestingly, the attendees were one hundred and two deans, the dean of education and the dean of science from fifty-one institutions. The report of that conference, “Seizing Opportunities: Collaborating for Excellence in Teacher […]
By way of the historically persistent school-to-prison pipeline, boys of color are more likely to face destructive and unjust systems of oppression in their everyday school settings. Compared to their White peers, boys of color are punished more often and more severely for the same infractions in schools and are often subjected to increased levels […]
Teaching is an applied science. Deans for Impact, the nonprofit organization I helped found, believes that all teachers should understand basic principles of learning science, and be able to use that knowledge to inform their instruction. For the past year, Deans for Impact has been working with six teacher-preparation programs to integrate learning science — […]
The role of evaluation in National Science Foundation (NSF) projects has become critically important. Evaluation produces information that can be utilized to improve the project. Information on how different aspects of the project are working and the extent to which the goals and objectives are being met is essential to a continuous improvement process. Additionally, […]