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  • Date: 11/20/2015
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    NSF’s CRPA program, now archived, provided grants to researchers that enabled them to partner with organizations to conduct media-based and other outreach to increase public engagement in and understanding of science. This project, undertaken by Vox Television with Michele Korf and Associates (MKA), assessed the results of these grants to identify ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    The new standards posit that “scientific argumentation,” in which students use data to argue from evidence, is a key practice for student science learning. However, a mismatch in expectations about the purpose of classroom discussions can inhibit productive forms of argumentation. Berland and Hammer compare forms of class discussions to identify ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Research Brief
    In this paper, the authors synthesize three types of research-practice partnerships (RPPs) for informal learning. The article includes descriptions of example partnerships between local researchers and informal educators from the Hive NYC Learning Network, Community Practice Research Collaboration, and California Tinkering Afterschool Network. The ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    How can professional learning for out­‐of­‐school staff be organized to promote equity in STEM learning? This is the question a group of out-of‐school educators and educational researchers gathered to discuss at the Exploratorium on January 30­‐31, 2015. The meeting was sponsored by the Research+Practice Collaboratory, an NSF-­‐funded project that ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    As science centers and children's museums re-define their roles in a society that is increasingly linguistically diverse, many seek to engage more effectively with dual language learners. Dual language learners are young children who are still in the process of acquiring basic language skills in their first language while at the same time ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Flying Higher will develop a permanent hands-on exhibit that conveys the fundamentals of flight, technology, materials science, and NASA’s role in aeronautics for learners ages 3-12 years and their parents/caregivers and teachers. The exhibit, public programs, school and teacher programs, and teacher professional development will develop a ... »
  • Date: 07/28/2015
    Resource Category!: Edited Chapter
    In this chapter, we describe a project that addressed the unique professional development needs of docents. The vignette that opened the chapter took place about a year into a NASA-funded school trip project at the museum, at a point when the leadership on this project had undergone a complete turnover, and new leaders were attempting to ... »
  • Date: 06/19/2015
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    This document provides graphic representations from the NSF INCLUDES Workshop held on June 3, 2015 in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the workshop was to think about the broadening participation ecosystem through the lens of collective impact and catalytic innovation, in order to develop ideas, strategies, and actions that will alter the current ... »
  • Date: 05/15/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The goal of the Hawaii Science Career Inspiration grant (HiSCI) is to enhance science education resources and training available to teachers and students in disadvantaged communities of Hawaii in order to ensure a maximally large and diverse workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioural and clinical research needs. The HiSCI Program will ... »
  • Date: 04/28/2015
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This paper discusses the value and place of evaluation amidst increasing demands for impact. We note that most informal learning institutions do not have the funds, staff or expertise to conduct impact assessments requiring, as they do, the implementation of rigorous research methodologies. However, many museums and science centres do have the ... »