A Hub for STEM Learning

Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Professional Development and Workshops, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Exploratorium, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Description or Abstract: 

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a teacher professional development center that offers comprehensive, multiyear professional learning institutes; classroom coaching and mentoring; and teaching tools to middle and high school science teachers. The TI staff is composed of a team of PhD scientists and veteran secondary science educators who work in concert to provide teachers with resources and experiences that develop the content knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary for teaching authentic science content through student-centered activities (McDermott and DeWater 2000). All of this is situated within the Exploratorium’s historical tradition of open-ended, constructivist learning, which provides a level of comfort coupled with minimally defined expectations that can increase teacher confidence with using inquiry-oriented practices (Astor‐Jack, Balcerzak, and McCallie 2006).

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
DISCOVERY RESEARCH K-12
Award Number: 
1503153
Funder(s): 
NIH
Funding Program: 
SEPA
Award Number: 
R25OD016525
Citation
ISSN:
2475-8779
Publication Name: 
Connected Science Learning
Volume: 
2
Document:

Team Members

Julie YuJulie YuAuthor
Sara HerediaSara HerediaAuthor

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