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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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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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Examining Perspectives of Teaching Among Biology Teaching Assistants

Recent reform efforts in postsecondary science teaching have called for shifts in instructional methods to include more evidence-based instructional p...

 

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Integrated Concentration in Science

The Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) 4-year program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was designed to promote interdisciplinary ST...

 

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E–6 Preservice Teachers and Elementary Science Teaching

The study assessed the science teaching confidence of preservice teachers in teaching elementary science by addressing two research questions: (1) Did...

 

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From the Field: Events and Opportunities, January 25, 2022
 

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From the Field: Events and Opportunities, November 16, 2021
 

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Comparing Student Performance and Satisfaction Between Face-to-Face and Online Education of a Science Course in a Liberal Arts University

This study presents a quasi-experiment to assess differences in student performance and satisfaction between two different delivery modes—online and...

 

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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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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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