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  • Date: 12/31/2020
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes a collaborative research project designed to learn about teacher identity in relation to teacher learning experiences that centered informal science education places and approaches. This article is relevant for people who do research on teacher learning, design teacher learning experiences, especially in informal science ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2020
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The pilot test for Changemakers: Advancing Community Science Literacy was a capacity building program integrating strategic discourse & community change theory that identified a new path for advancing community STEM literacies. The results of experiment established partnerships with locally based non-profits, and a collaborative effort to ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    PLUM LANDING a digital media PBS Kids series that is designed to motivate six- to nine-year-old children to investigate the natural world. Content developers from WGBH Boston and researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) used an iterative research and design process to create the Plum Landing Explore Outdoors Toolkit. The Toolkit ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    PLUM LANDING a digital media PBS Kids series that is designed to motivate six- to nine-year-old children to investigate the natural world. Content developers from WGBH Boston and researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) used an iterative research and design process to create the Plum Landing Explore Outdoors Toolkit. The Toolkit ... »
  • Date: 12/09/2020
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Informal learning institutions, such as museums, science centers, and community-based organizations, play a critical role in providing opportunities for students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities during out-of-school time hours. In recent years, thousands of studies, evaluations, and conference ... »
  • Date: 11/17/2020
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    The Equity Compass helps to identify how and why particular examples of practice may be more or less equitable. By mapping your practice, the compass can help support planning for improvements in equitable practice. By attending to each of the segments, the Equity Compass helps practitioners to identify ways to support young people’s critical STEM ... »
  • Date: 11/05/2020
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The nature of the learning that occurs with real versus replicated objects and environments is an important topic for museums and science centers. Our comparative, exploratory study addressed this area through an investigation of family visits to two different settings: an operating permafrost research tunnel, and a replica of this permafrost ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2020
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden identified four priority areas for the incoming administration: COVID-19; climate change, economic recovery, and racial equity. These crucial areas of national interest will be the focus of media attention, policy debates, funding initiatives, and community discussions over the next four years. Will ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    Final External Evaluation Report for Informal STEM Learning at Biological Field Stations , an NSF AISL Exploratory Pathways project, which studied the pedagogical and andragogical characteristics of informal educational outreach activities at field stations. This report summarizes the project team’s major research activities and the contextual ... »
  • Date: 10/20/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The pilot test of a capacity building program integrating strategic discourse & community change theory identified a new path for advancing community STEM literacies. The results of experiment established partnerships with locally based non-profits working to address environmental justice and social disparities in areas threatened by climate ... »

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