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  • Date: 04/01/2022
    Resource Category: Report
    In collaboration with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), and with support from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Learning Innovation will virtually bring together 4-5 dozen diverse (expertise and role, background, ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2022
    Resource Category: Summative
    Inverness Research and Oregon State University, with support and input from CAISE, conducted an evaluation of the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting which was held virtually October 19-21, 2021. The evaluation effort included observing the meeting, participating in debriefing the meeting with CAISE co-PIs, the CAISE equity audit committee, and NSF ... »
  • Date: 01/10/2022
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Across literature on STEM practice and STEM education, definitions of "imagination" vary in a number of ways. The visual tool below presents a way to organize the characteristics of these definitions along three dimensions: essence, ways of thinking, and context. Using this framework, you can build definitions of imagination relevant to your work. ... »
  • Date: 12/30/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This project's goal is to advance the field by providing resources that empower STEM educators to design and deliver high-quality connected learning experiences based on relevant research and incorporating evidence-based practices. This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. ... »
  • Date: 12/28/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Museum of Science, Boston received funding from the National Science Foundation to carry out a conference grant exploring connections between research and practice at the intersections of imagination, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and ISE (informal STEM education). A series of virtual convening events were held from ... »
  • Date: 12/28/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The poem "seeing is deceiving" was published as part of the Unpacking the STEM Imagination Convening. ... »
  • Date: 12/28/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Through an NSF-funded literature review, professional survey, and virtual convening, the Museum of Science, Boston is systematically documenting intersections between imagination, STEM and learning to create research-based resources for positioning and attending to imaginative ways of thinking in informal STEM learning environments. This poster ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This whitepaper introduces the Strategic Outcomes Framework, a taxonomy of outcome types within eight outcome categories (interest, attitude, knowledge, STEM skills, 21st century skills and social emotional evelopment, behavior, STEM capital, and career path). It summarizes proceedings of the NSF-funded Strategic Outcome Progressions Conference: ... »
  • Date: 09/24/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This report summarizes findings of an NSF conference grant designed to support the knowledge-building component of the 2019 Inclusive SciComm Symposium (ISCS). Specifically, this document describes symposium participants' motivations for attending the symposium, the symposium's effectiveness in achieving participants' desired outcomes, and ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2021
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will host a workshop in order to identify and synthesize research findings from NSF awards that addressed the unanticipated effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on STEM teaching and learning. The interruptions from the pandemic had dramatic, widespread effects in education. Across the nation, teachers, students, parents, staff, and school ... »