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  • Making Group Work Natural

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  • Faculty Learning at the Individual and Group Level

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    Unaware of the diverse challenges faced by students, faculty can unintentionally create environments that discourage student persistence especially for students who are historically underrepresented in STEM. However,…

  • Small-Group Work in the Online Science Classroom

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  • Making Lab Group Work Equitable and Inclusive

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    The collaborative nature of introductory college science labs means that labs can play a major role in boosting students’ interest in experimental science when they work together in small groups. However, collaboration…

  • Connecting Field Trips and Family Interest: A Tool to Elicit English- and Spanish-Speaking Families’ Interests

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  • Comparing Academically Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Groups in an Active Learning Physics Class

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    Many methods have been developed for managing groups in active learning classes, but little research has been done on the effect of group structure itself. Results are presented for an active learning physics class in…

  • Behavioral Disorders

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    Behavioral Disorders Behavioral disorders also known as conduct disorders are one of the most common forms of disability among children and young adults and is the most frequently cited reason for referral to mental health services. The appearance of behavioral disorders is increasing dramatically in…

  • CSL Call for Contributions

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    CSL Call for Contributions The editors of Connected Science Learning encourage you to submit a manuscript on any topic related to bridging in-school and out-of-school STEM learning. Although each issue is organized around a theme, your manuscript does not have to be related to a specific theme and can be of general…

  • National Congress on Science Education

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    National Congress on Science Education The National Congress on Science Education meets annually and consists of one voting delegate from each of the 94 NSTA Chapters and Associated Groups. The Congress meets to discuss issues and bring forth recommendations that may be of interest to NSTA and the science education…

  • NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science

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    NGSS in Action: Carolyn Higgins, Middle School Science In her eighth-grade science classroom, Carolyn Higgins is letting her students do the talking. She stands in the midst of a lively group of 13- and 14-year-olds, listening carefully as they debate which organisms consume more energy in their example ecosystems,…

  • Overview

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    Overview Transforming science education to benefit all through professional learning, partnerships and advocacy. The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best…

  • Autism

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    Autism According to the Council for Exceptional Children, autism is a “spectrum disorder within a group of developmental disabilities defined by significant impairments in social interaction and communication, and by the presence of unusual behaviors and interests,” such as repetitive and stereotypic…

  • Overview - Cloned

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    Overview - Cloned NSTA's mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. Founded in 1944 (as the National Science Teachers Association), the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is headquartered in…

  • Science Education Checklist

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    Science Education Checklist “What Should I Look for in the Science Program in My Child's School?” A Guide for Parents developed by SciMathMN Parents often ask, What can I do to support good science education? One of the most helpful things parents can do is support not only their student, but also the schools and…

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