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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...

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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

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....

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STEM Teaching Reform: Incremental Pathways

For almost 1,000 years, lecture has been the predominant form of teaching. There has been increasing pressure to abandon lecturing and instead use mor...

 

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Introductory Biology Students’ Opinions on the Pivot to Crisis Distance Education in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced higher-education institutions to close campuses and pivot all face-to-face (F2F) instruction online. This transition to C...

 

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Faculty Learning Communities Facilitated the Rapid Pivot to Online Teaching and Learning

Faculty learning communities (FLCs), established prepandemic to disseminate and discuss evidence-based teaching practices as part of an NSF-funded pro...

 

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Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences Performance Following the Transition to Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are an alternative pedagogical approach to the apprenticeship model for high-impact research i...

 

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Pandemic-Inspired Insights

College instructors faced a rapid transition to remote instruction in spring 2020, and with it a host of new teaching challenges. This qualitative stu...

 

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Comparison of Student Outcomes and Evaluations in Hybrid Versus Face-to-Face Anatomy and Physiology I Courses

In this study, two sections of undergraduate Introductory Anatomy and Physiology taught in the traditional face-to-face format (n = 58) was compared t...

 

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A Novel Rubric Format for Providing Feedback on Process Skills to STEM Undergraduate Students

To improve student process-skill development, a novel type of rubric was developed that goes beyond a typical analytic rubric by providing detailed fe...

 

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Faculty Learning at the Individual and Group Level

Unaware of the diverse challenges faced by students, faculty can unintentionally create environments that discourage student persistence especially fo...

 

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Teaching About How Scientists Work—With a Focus on Claims-Evidence-Reasoning
 

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From the Field: Events and Opportunities, June 1, 2021
 

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How Professional Organizations Can Support Noyce Scholars: The Case for NSTA
 

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Journal of College Science Teaching—September/October 2021

Volume 51, Number 1 September/October 2021 This issue of JCST focuses on online teaching and the Covid-19 pandemic. Features include an examin...

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