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Is This “TRE” for Me? A Review of the Literature on Teacher Research Experiences and Impact on K-12 STEM ClassroomsAs today’s world continues to be shaped by science and technology, there is a pressing need to improve public understanding of what constitutes “science” (National Research Council [NRC], 2012). Despite decades of recommendations to involve learners in scientific activities that model authentic science, K–12 teachers still struggle to integrate scientific practices across their curricula (Capps... Read More
What Do Preservice Science Teachers Understand about Principles of Effective Teaching for Diverse Learners?A Collaborative Study of Teacher Preparation The Science and Mathematics Teacher Research Initiative (SMTRI, referred to as “symmetry”) is rather unique in that it is a multi-university collaboration to collectively study science and mathematics teacher education. Studies of teacher education are often small in scale and consist of case studies of individual courses (Sleeter, 2014).... Read More
Opportunity to Learn Mathematics: Time, Task, & Talk | October 9, 2019
Reflecting On Our Roots – Part Seventeen: Teachers for the 21st Century | September 13, 2018