Elementary school (K-5)

Building Enhanced Scientific Thinking through Modeling Ecosystems

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Expired
48 teachers and more than 1,400 students in grades 4 and 5 will link computer modeling experiences with local investigations of St. Louis-area ecosystems. Students will use, modify, and then create original models related to their field studies.
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An Impact Study to Examine the Efficacy of a Mathematics Professional Development Program for Elementary Teachers

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Expired
One hundred twenty first and second teachers in a mid-sized district engage in a technology-enabled professional development program to promote discourse-rich mathematics instruction with their students using strategies adapted from literacy instruction.
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Creating a Virtual Infrastructure for Engaging Rural Youth in STEM Disciplines through Computer Science

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Expired
72 STEM educators are trained to engage 1000 grade 5-8 students in structured computer science + mathematics education activites in 24 primarily rural Maine schools & community afterschool centers.
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LinCT: Linking Educators, Youth, and Learners in Computational Thinking

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Expired
3,000 suburban learners ages 6-13 will engage in technology-based learning experiences across both informal & formal educational settings. Programs will be led by female pre/in-service teachers & youth from demographics that are underrepresented in STEM.
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A Sleep Education Program to Improve STEM education in Elementary School

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Expired
Over five hundred urban 4th-5th grade students are engaged through the use of technology in an innovative STEM curriculum with sleep as the lesson conduit to increase skills and interest in STEM and foster critical thinking and communication skills.
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MOSART Inventories

Each MOSART assessment instrument comprises a set of multiple-choice items that are linked to the K–12 physical science and earth science content, and K–8 life science content in the NRC National Science Education Standards, as well as to the research literature documenting misconceptions concerning science concepts.

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ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT)

The ISTE Classroom Observation Tool (ICOT) is a free online resource created to help guide teachers, administrators, and other educators as they observe and assess technology integration in classrooms. ICOT provides a set of questions designed to aid the classroom observation of a number of key components of technology integration. The tool can be used to collect observations to study school programs or curriculum interventions, document the effective use of technology in schools, and share information.

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Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas. The ITBS tests are designed for kindergarten through 8th grade students and include nine themes: vocabulary, word analysis, listening, reading comprehension, language, math, social studies, science, and sources of information. Each test takes 30 minutes or less to administer. The tests vary in length from 4 to 59 items.  

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Children’s Academic Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (CAIMI)

The Children's Academic Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (CAIMI), published by Psychological Assessment Resources, measures intrinsic motivation for school learning. CAIMI items are based on theories of intrinsic motivation measuring enjoyment of learning; an orientation toward mastery; curiosity; persistence; and the learning of challenging, difficult, and novel tasks. It is a self-report instrument consisting of 44 items, to which children rate their agreement or disagreement.

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C-STEM Curricula

Through their focus on integrating computing and robotics into regular STEM classroom with hands-on project-based learning, the C-STEM Center, part of ITEST project Co-Robots for STEM Education in the 21st Century, has developed innovative teaching strategies, textbooks, and courseware.

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