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  • Using an Instructional Team During Pandemic Remote Teaching Enhanced Student Outcomes in a Large STEM Course

    Journal Article | January 2022

    The unplanned shift to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic challenged many instructors teaching large-enrollment courses to design learning environments that actively engaged all students. We looked at how…

  • Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials

    Page | March 2020

    Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge Testimonials LaConner High School – Todd Hinderman On behalf of LaConner High School and myself, we are truly grateful for the grant award money through the Shell Lab Science Challenge Regional competition. This award has allowed me to upgrade and purchase some very necessary and…

  • Responsive Teaching in Online Learning Environments

    Journal Article | February 2021

    Online teaching and learning have become widespread in higher education over the past two decades, and accelerated during the pandemic. Although online learning is expanding and has many benefits, instructors teaching…

  • Mud as a Phenomenon to Model Energy Flow and Chemical Processes

    Journal Article | February 2021

  • Peer-Led Team Learning as Educational Tool for First-Year Biology Students

    Journal Article | April 2021

    This article reports the findings of the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) model intervention study in an introductory biology course at a Puerto Rican private university. PLTL introduces to the traditional class format an…

  • Making Sense of Sickle Cell Disease

    Journal Article | November 2021

  • Primary Literature in Undergraduate Science Courses

    Journal Article | January 2021

    Primary literature—consisting of novel peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings—has been associated with several positive outcomes for students within undergraduate science courses. Primary literature is the…

  • Less Text, More Learning

    Journal Article | August 2020

    English language learners are increasingly entering classrooms using student-centered instruction that places a greater emphasis on spoken language. While active learning is beneficial for a range of student outcomes,…

  • Start With Art

    Journal Article | April 2020

  • Leverage the Data You Have

    Journal Article | April 2022

  • Construction Ahead: Evaluating Deployment Methods for Categorization Tasks as Precursors to Lecture

    Journal Article | March 2019

    The authors of this article briefly review the literature rationalizing sorting tasks as a preclass activity for fostering deep initial learning and transfer.

  • Human Body Basics

    Lesson Plan | August 2020

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about levels of organization in the human body. The probe is designed to find out whether students recognize cells as the basic unit of both structure…

  • Functions of Living Things

    Lesson Plan | August 2020

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about life processes. The probe is designed to find out if students recognize that plants and animals share several life functions, even though they are…

  • Is It an Animal?

    Lesson Plan | August 2020

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about animals. The probe is designed to find out what characteristics students use to determine whether an organism is classified as an animal.

  • Needs of Seeds

    Lesson Plan | June 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about seeds. The probe is designed to find out what students think most seeds need to germinate.

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