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Science teacher preparation programs include science content knowledge, content pedagogy, lesson planning to engage all students in multiple ways of learning, safety considerations, and assessment systems that analyze learning and inform teaching.

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Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

How can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning...

Web Seminar

Transforming Science Learning: Who Is the “Knower” in the Classroom? Learning as Sensemaking in a Globally Connected World, April 1, 2020 (12:00 pm ET)

How can we ensure that students will be able to take what they know and can do to the next grade level and have the confidence to apply their learning...

Web Seminar

Point of View: Critical Lesson Evaluation for Preservice Teachers

This column shares reflections or thoughtful opinions on issues of broad interest to the community. This issue discusses common science learning activ...

Journal Article

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction

It’s not enough for teachers to read through the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and correlate their content to the established curriculum....

NSTA Press Book

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Making C-E-R “Attractive” for Elementary Teacher Candidates
 

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Impact of a Co-Taught Physics Course on Preservice Science Teachers’ Views of Teaching and Learning of Physics

This article focuses on the impact of a physics class on secondary science teacher candidates’ views of teaching and learning physics. The course wa...

 

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Freebies and Opportunities for Science and STEM Teachers From the Field, June 14, 2022
 

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Freebies for Science and STEM Teachers/From the Field, June 7, 2022
 

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An Adapted Journal Club Approach

Students must be able to evaluate primary literature, yet few options exist within the undergraduate curriculum to develop the necessary skills. In th...

 

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Investigating Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Beliefs About Teaching and Learning Science

To inform teacher education programs, it is imperative to uncover preservice teachers’ (PSTs) implicit and tacit beliefs about teaching and learning...

 

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Innovations in Undergraduate Teaching and Learning of Earth and Environmental Science, with a Focus on Climate Change

In this study, we analyzed the literature on teaching or learning on a topic in Earth science, environmental science, or climate change between 1995 a...

 

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The Stable and Persistent Alternative Conceptions Present in Prospective Elementary Teachers’ Understanding of Average Speed

This study investigated the stability and persistence of prospective elementary teachers’ conceptual understanding of average speed. A questionnaire...

 

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Fostering Reflective Teaching

The Student Participation Observation Tool (SPOT) is a web-based classroom observation protocol developed for higher education STEM courses and based ...

 

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Freebies for Science Teachers, March 1, 2022
 

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An Examination of Constructivism, Active Learning, and Reflexive Journaling and Their Independent and Combined Effects on Student Acceptance of Biological Evolution

Instruction that increases acceptance of evolution is essential to effective biology instruction, but instruction about evolution is not consistently ...

 

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STEM Faculty Institute

As change agents at our university, we sought to facilitate a transition within our STEM college toward more extensive use of evidence-based instructi...

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