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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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NSTA Press Book

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12: Explore-Before-Explain in Physical Science

COMING IN APRIL 2021; NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER   Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire...

 

Reports Article

Freebies for Science Teachers, March 16, 2021
 

Reports Article

From the Field: Events and Opportunities, March 9, 2021
 

Journal Article

Learning About Culture and Sustainable Harvesting of Native Plants
 

Journal Article

Teacher Spotlight: Sean Crumley
 

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Teacher Spotlight: Steve Metz
 

Journal Article

Assessing Preservice Teachers’ Experience With Wind Energy Education Through a Cooperative Learning Experience

The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge and attitudes of preservice teachers toward wind energy education. The participants for this st...

 

Journal

Journal of College Science Teaching—January/February 2021

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Journal Article

Improving Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Engineering Teaching Efficacy Beliefs With 3D Design and Printing

The Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) under-score the importance of including engineering design...

 

Journal Article

Developing a Tiered Mentoring Model for Teaching Assistants Instructing Course-Based Research Experiences

As undergraduate institutions rely more heavily on teaching assistants (TAs) they are simultaneously encouraging implementation of course-based resear...

 

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Developing the Next Generation of Elementary Science Teachers

National science education documents emphasize new learning outcomes of elementary students; therefore, the preparation of elementary teachers should ...

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