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Research & Practice

Oct 02, 2015

This strands highlights effective researcher/practitioner collaborations designed to improve the teaching and learning of STEM education. Sessions will feature collaboration findings and lessons learned that are informed by methodological rigor and the guidance of STEM educators. Selected sessions will focus on the ways in which individuals from the research and practices communities are bridging the cultural gaps between the research and practice worlds and building on the knowledge, expertise, and experience of each other.

Below is one example each of a session and exhibit in this strand. You can read about all of the Research & Practice sessions and exhibits on the STEM Summit website.

Session: “Teaching Science to Learn Science”

In this interactive panel session, researchers and participants from the National Science Foundation funded Teaching to Learn (T2L) project will engage in a focused discussion with session participants on the ways in which the T2L model may be applicable to their institutions. The T2L project places pairs of undergraduate students from two four-year liberal arts colleges (one public, one private) into the elementary classrooms of a high-needs public school district to teach science once a week.

Full session description.

Exhibit: “Design, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Math (DREAM)”

Design, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Math are all extremely important and inter-related topics. This exhibit strives to showcase promising 21st Century tools being used in the classroom, such as 3D printing and programming with the easy entry processing language.

Full exhibit description.

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Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Massachusetts Business Roundtable UMass Donahue Institute WGBH