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Coordinating Research & Practice: New Models for Engaging Teachers with the Research-Base Related to STEM Practices

Abstract

"How can engagement with research support classroom adoption of Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards? In this session we review three professional development approaches to engaging teachers with research related to STEM Practices, as espoused by the new standards. We highlight models that support classroom mathematics, classroom science, and informal science engineering instruction; stressing in particular how the plans and processes for engaging educators with research morphed over time, as questions, experiences and knowledge from practice encountered concepts and findings from research. This session will engage participants in dialogue about the reflexive relationship between research and practice in STEM educational improvement efforts, specifically focused on the practice turn that is being suggested for implementation of the new standards."

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