Resources

This initiative compiles materials that help STEM education leaders create improvements in their classrooms, transform institutions, and advance research.
Review our staff picks for timely resources related to pressing issues or use the search and categorization features to browse research, reports, and other materials.

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  • Patching Together a Plan for Student Success

    Let us explore where innovative learning environments are best used to make learning more accessible and education more flexible and equitable, complementing t…

  • Advancing Interdisciplinary Undergraduate STEM Education for Increased Workforce Preparation

    How do we engage STEM students in interdisciplinary learning to better prepare them for the workforce? In this workshop, speakers share their experiences desig…

  • Environmental Technology and Data Literacy: Holistic Scientists for 21st Century STEM Careers

    Need: To develop and evaluate innovative methods for promoting discipline-specific data literacy in environmental science among undergraduate STEM students, Sa…

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  • Teaching algebra through physics-of-motion activities

    Preservice elementary and middle school teachers are often taught mathematics as if it were an isolated subject, a set of abstract algorithms lacking deeper me…

  • The Development of High Leverage Practices in Environmental Sustainability-Focused Service Learning.

    A focus on ‘High Leverage Practices’ (HLPs), or ‘core practices’, has been central to the field of teacher education as a set of fundamental planning and instr…

  • Connected Learning with Cognitive Maps in Sustainability Education

    NeedWhen teaching sustainability, it is important to bring together ideas from various disciplines and encourage systems thinking. One way to do so is via cogn…

  • Use of Physiological Techniques to Assess Cognitive Engagement of Chemistry Modeling Activities

    Among the STEM disciplines the chemistry and biochemistry curricula present a particular challenge to students with abstract concepts that can lead to rampant …

  • Using a Modularity Analysis to Characterize the Effective Use of Makerspaces

    Need: Makerspaces are a new and impactful tool in the engineering educators’ toolbox. Ensuring these spaces effectively grow and meet their full potential requ…

  • Using Avida-ED to Teach Evolution and the Nature of Science

    Avida-ED is a freely available digital evolution software package developed to help students learn about evolution and the nature of science. Avida-ED was deve…

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