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  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    In 2005, the Vermont Center for the Book (VCB) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and implement a program called What's the BIG Idea? to help librarians change their children's story hours to include more mathematics and science content and vocabulary. The project resulted in the creation of a professional ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2006, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation's Information/Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) division to create the Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA) for under-served high school students in rural Virginia. The only ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Overview of Clever Together/Juntos somos ingeniosos and Evaluation: As part of the National Science Foundation funded "Sustainability: Promoting Sustainable Decision Making in Informal Education" project, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and its partners developed a bilingual (Spanish/English) exhibition. The goal of this and other ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Overview of Sustainability Events and Evaluation: As part of the National Science Foundation funded Sustainability: Promoting Sustainable Decision Making in Informal Education project, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) project team designed and hosted seven events between September 2011 and July 2014. In line with the overall ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This research examined the nature of parent–child conversations at an informal science education center housed in an active gravitational-wave observatory. Each of 20 parent–child dyads explored an interactive exhibit hall privately, without the distraction of other visitors. Parents employed a variety of strategies to support their children's ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    A Participatory Model for Integrating Cognitive Research into Exhibits for Children was a model that the Museum of Science proposed to the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education Program (NSF-ISE) in the Fall of 2006. The Model was to further develop, test, and refine an innovative program that engages adult visitors in a deeper ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    August, 2009 Communities of Effective Practice, 2008-2009 Evaluation Abstract: The Communities of Effective Practice (CEP) project is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project to develop a professional development model for supporting math and science instructional practices that are culturally responsive within American Indian ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    Veridian inSight performed an evaluation study in fall of 2009 to evaluate the effectiveness of an online training developed as an outreach component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The FETCH! Hands-On Science Training was designed for anyone who wants to lead science activities with elementary-age kids ( ... »