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Connected Science Learning July-September 2019

Volume 1, Issue 11

Practical Program Evaluation

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Practical Program Evaluation

I love data—especially when used to look at learning experiences and figure out what’s working, what isn’t, and what to do next. Not surprisin...

By Beth Murphy

Informal Education Assessment Professional Learning old Research STEM

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Planning for Quality

Communities across the United States are working together to increase the quality and quantity of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ...

By Lydia Peabody, Rebecca K. Browne, Bailey Triggs, Patricia J. Allen, and Gil G. Noam

Informal Education Administration STEM

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The Common Instrument Suite

The fundamental ideas in John Dewey’s 1913 essay, Interest and Effort in Education, are as true today as they were when he published it more than ...

By Cary Sneider and Gil G. Noam

Informal Education Administration Teacher Preparation

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Teaching Environmental Awareness in Baltimore

A national movement, sparked by Richard Louv’s (2005) treatise Last Child in the Woods, has catalyzed collaborations among government agencies, scho...

By Sarah Haines, Chelsea McClure, and Symone Johnson

Middle School Informal Education Citizen Science Environmental Science Teacher Preparation

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Formative Assessment of STEM Activities in Afterschool and Summer Programs

The positive impacts of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) afterschool and summer programs have been well documented and summarized i...

By Cary Sneider and Sue Allen

Informal Education Assessment STEM

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Team-Based Inquiry

Regardless of the setting in which learning takes place, identifying the goals and intended outcomes of an educational experience, then measuring ho...

By Sarah Cohn

Informal Education Administration Inquiry

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Saturday Seminars for Urban Scholars Program

The K–16 academic journey to a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is often described as having serious barriers, s...

By Michele W. McColgan, Robert J. Colesante, Albert G. Andrade, and Kenneth Robin

Middle School Informal Education STEM

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Evaluating Nature Museum Field Trip Workshops, an Out-of-School STEM Education Program

Out-of-school learning opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) represent an important context in which ...

By Caroline Freitag, and Melissa Siska

Informal Education Administration STEM

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Learning Design Experiments

Learning Design Experiments (LDEs), which take their name from design experiments in the learning sciences (Brown 1992), support educational innovat...

By Peter Wardrip, Lisa Brahms, and Annie McNamara

Informal Education

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Shared Measures for STEM and Science Learning Through the ActApp

Many formal and informal science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning programs want to understand the impact their work has on learner...

By Matthew A. Cannady and Kalie Sacco

Informal Education

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