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Personalizing Mathematics to Maximize Relevance and Skill for Tomorrow's STEM Workforce

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Community college students in Texas and high school students from North Carolina, from rural, urban, and suburban areas, are being engaged in a series of activities where the pose, solve, and share algebra problems related to their STEM career interests
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Activating Student Potential through Innovation and Real-World Experience

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One thousand rural, suburban and urban students, grades 4-5 in MD, VA and DC, will participate in STEM simulation adventures, engineering challenges and writing exercises that include 21st century skill and delivered into classrooms via the cloud.
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Urban STEM Stewards: Expanding Career Interests through Citizen-Science with Community Partners

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More than 700 middle and high school students in Southeast Michigan urban schools engage in STEM Learning/Civic Action teams with over 12 teachers and 3 community STEM professional partners to address environmental issues affecting their local communities
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Green Ninja

The Green Ninja is a climate-action superhero who fights global warming by inspiring informed personal action. Join the Green Ninja and a vibrant cast of characters as they make the world a greener, more sustainable place to live.

 

 

 

 

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Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies

Sources of Middle School Science/Mathematics Self-efficacy Scale

MATHEMATICS SCALE: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate items with which to assess A. Bandura’s (1997) theorized sources of self-efficacy among middle school mathematics students. Results from Phase 1 (N = 1111) were used to develop and refine items for subsequent use. In Phase 2 of the study (N = 824), a 39-item, four-factor exploratory model fit best. Items were revised to strengthen psychometric properties. In Phase 3 (N = 803), a 24-item, four-factor confirmatory factor model fit best. This final model was invariant across gender and ethnicity.

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OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a collaborative effort among OECD member countries to measure how well 15-year-old students approaching the end of compulsory schooling are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s knowledge societies. The assessment is forward-looking: rather than focusing on the extent to which these students have mastered a specific school curriculum, it looks at their ability to use their knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges.

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Engagement Observation Protocol

This observation protocol is used by a trained observer to score an individual’s engagement in a science learning experience.

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Engagement Survey

The Engagement survey was written for use with 10-14 year-old respondents immediately after a science activity, whether in a class or in an informal learning context. Such contextualized and immediate use minimizes memory biases or inferences based on beliefs the learner has about themselves or the learning context. Accordingly, it should be used after a focused science activity rather than as a measure of general engagement over a series of activities.

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STEM Learning Activation survey

Designed to be used with 10-14 year olds, these survey scales are used to assess an individual across multiple dimensions of STEM learning activation (Fascination, Values, Competency Belief, Innovation Stance). Please note that these can be used in conjunction with the scientific sensemaking scale included in Science Learning Activation survey. These scales can be used concurrently to measure the multi-dimensional construct of STEM learning activation or separately to measure individual dimensions.

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