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  • Date: 09/04/2015
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    As a part of the strategy to reach the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Education and Public Outreach Forum Objective 1.2: Provide resources and opportunities to enable sharing of best practices relevant to SMD education and public outreach (E/PO), the Informal Education Working Group members designed a nationally-distributed online ... »
  • Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate participants’ experiences in the “Telling Your Science as a Story” pilot workshops, which seek to empower ASM members, who are scientists, to develop more effective science communication skills through hands-on activities, reflection, ... »
  • Date: 07/07/2015
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    The National Research Council's Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences held a 2-day workshop on January 15-16, 2015, in Washington, DC to explore the public interfaces between scientists and citizens in the context of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The workshop presentations and discussions dealt with perspectives on ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Due to geographical isolation, rural communities are often underserved by the informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education system. As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative resources for use in a variety of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    By engaging diverse publics in immersive and deliberative learning forums, this three-year project will use NOAA data and expertise to strengthen community resilience and decision-making around a variety of climate and weather-related hazards across the United States. Led by Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is a practicum-based teacher professional development program for elementary school teachers, aligned to the recently released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It seeks to address well-described gaps in the scientific training of elementary teachers that threaten the effective implementation of NGSS and ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Research Products
    In this research article, Allen and Penuel investigate how science teachers make decisions about implementation of reform based on their understanding of coherence between professional development and the standards, curriculum and assessment in their local context. This research will support ISE that design and facilitate science teacher ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Scientific literacy is an important educational and societal goal. Measuring scientific literacy, however, has been problematic because there is no consensus regarding the meaning of scientific literacy. Most definitions focus on the content and processes of major science disciplines, ignoring social factors and citizens’ needs. The authors ... »
  • Date: 01/24/2015
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    This study assesses how scientists think about science communication training based on the argument that such training represents an important tool in improving the quality of interactions between scientists and the public. It specifically focuses on training related to five goals, including views about training to make science messages ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This project will advance efforts of the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program to better understand and promote practices that increase students' motivations and capacities to pursue careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) by engaging in hands-on field experience, ... »

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