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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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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...

 

Journal Article

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...

 

Blog Post

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

Reports Article

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

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

NSTA Press Book

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

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 9–12 is the one-stop resource that will inspire you to reimagine your approach to high school physical scienc...

 

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Undergraduate Student Conceptions of DNA and Their Understanding of Basic Science

An understanding of basic science is central to student success at the university level, even for students who will never work in scientific fields. O...

 

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The Undergraduate Teacher-Scholar Program

Peer learning programs have been developed to support many introductory science courses by providing additional instruction and engagement. These prog...

 

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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
 

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Teacher Spotlight: Sean Crumley

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