Environmental Science - general

Discipline Group: 

Environmental Science

STEM

A 2011 report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 65 percent of Bachelor’s degrees in STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics) occupations earn more than Master’s degrees in non-STEM occupations. Similarly, 47 percent of Bachelor’s degrees in STEM occupations earn more than PhDs in non-STEM occupations.

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Building a Framework for Researching Teacher Change in ITEST Projects

This review looks to literature on teacher change in science and technology education. We address the following question: How do science and technology teacher professional development programs define and describe changes in teaching beliefs and practices that lead to the effective implementation of sophisticated science and technology into formal classroom teaching?

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ITEST Lessons Learned: Reflecting on Informal Teaching Methodologies and Innovative Uses of Technology

The ITEST LRC asked four ITEST projects a series of questions about technology use and teaching methods in summer program activities in order to capture insights that can inform program design and practices in other ITEST projects and beyond.

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EcoScience Works: Teacher Professional Development Through a Collaborative Curriculum Project – an Example of TPACK in Maine

EcoScienceWorks (ESW) is an ecology curriculum that includes targeted simulations and a code block programming challenge developed through an NSF-ITEST grant.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Occupations: A Visual Essay

Using May 2009 data from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program, this visual essay takes a closer look at STEM occupations.

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Spring 2014 ITEST conference presentations

Check out these upcoming presentations at NSTA, AERA, ASEE and ISTE. Click on the PDFs for more details about each in the handouts.

AERA

Technology-Enhanced Agency for Community Engagement ● Presenter: Bob Coulter (Missouri Botanical Garden)

Elements of design-based science teaching that affect middle school students’ motivation ● Presenter: Brett D. Jones (Virginia Tech)

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ITEST Webinar: Environmental Science Student and Teacher Showcase

Presenters: Siobhan Bredin, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; Cynthia Newson, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC; CREST PIs and participants; Urban Ecology PIs and participants

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ITEST Webinar: Curriculum Showcase

Presenters: Karen Michaelson, RSSIT; Walt Allan/Jeri Erickson, EcoScience Works; Claudia Morrell, ESTEEM; Mike Barnett, Urban Ecology; Harry Helling, SeaTech

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ITEST Webinar: STEM Career Exploration for Middle School

Presenter: Sarita Pillai, ITEST Learning Resource Center at EDC

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Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW)

Project Status: 

Active
With 21 teachers and over 400 student participants, Going Green! MSOSW seeks to increase knowledge of standby power/Vampire Energy’s environmental toll by training teachers and students to measure the power consumption of appliances using meters.
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