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Connected Science Learning November 2016-January 2017

Volume 1, Issue 2

Professional Development: Building the capacity of STEM educators to enhance collaboration between in-school and out-of-school environments 

First Issue of Connected Science Learning a Great Success

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First Issue of Connected Science Learning a Great Success

CSL editor Dennis Schatz discusses the response to our first issue, the journal’s new serialized publication format, and this issue’s theme, pro...

By Dennis Schatz

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A Hub for STEM Learning

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute leverages a network of teachers, education researchers, practicing scientists, and informal education staff to a...

By Julie H. Yu, and Sara C. Heredia

Informal Education

Noticing by NYSCI

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Noticing by NYSCI

Noticing by NYSCI is a project based at the New York Hall of Science that fosters deeper student learning and engagement through the use of five spe...

By Amanda Solarsh, Gina Tesoriero, Michaela Labriole, and Tara Chudoba

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From Curiosity to Conservation Careers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Conservation Connect, a freely available video series, connects learners to wildlife, technology, and careers...

By Maria Parisi

Informal Education

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Promoting Equitable Access to STEM in a Summer Herpetology Fieldwork Program

The HERP (Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces) Project links in-school and out-of-school learning spaces by offering summer programs th...

By Aerin Benavides, Amy Germuth, Catherine E. Matthews, Heidi B. Carlone, Lacey Huffling, and Mary Ash

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Professional Development Disguised as Museum Outreach

Exploration Place shows how its educators embedded professional development into elementary classrooms in Wichita, Kansas.  ...

By Jan Luth, Kimberly McDowell, and Laurel Zhang

Informal Education

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Skynet Junior Scholars

Skynet Junior Scholars (SJS) is an online astronomy program that allows youth to conduct inquiry-based investigations. This article describes the SJ...

By Kathryn Williamson, Sue Ann Heatherly, Vivian Hoette, Eva Erdosne Toth, and David Beer

Informal Education

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Working Together for Test Success

Sky Ranch Outdoor Education program shows how it collaborates with formal educators to enhance student test scores and achieve its program outcomes....

By Dan Carpenter, and Todd Witt

Informal Education

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Changemakers

Through a business funded collaborative, this Research Experience for Teachers program involves businesses, schools, and a museum to give teachers f...

By Robert Payo, and Meg John

Informal Education

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The Healthy Flea Market

Learn how rural students in Kentucky shared their classroom knowledge by presenting on health topics and new technologies at flea markets, swap meet...

By Robin Cooper, Kim Zeidler, Diane Johnson, and Jennifer Wilson

Informal Education

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SciGirls Strategies

SciGirls Strategies aims to increase the number of high school girls recruited to and retained in nontraditional, technical STEM pathways. The progr...

By Rita Karl, Bradley McLain, and Alicia Santiago

Informal Education

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STEM Learning Across Boundaries

It’s important to acknowledge that words matter in research communities. Bronwyn Bevan discusses the language surrounding in-school and out-of-sch...

By Bronwyn Bevan

Informal Education

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Modeling Collaboration for Learning

The Science Museum of Minnesota’s offers a well-developed model for implementing the Engineering is Elementary curriculum in Minnesota school dist...

By Lauren Causey, Shannon McManimon, and Emily Poster

Informal Education

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