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  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The 2010 CAISE Fellows program was designed to bring emerging informal science education (ISE) thought leaders to the table to participate in CAISE’s main work – the inquiry group process. This was a departure from the focus of the first year (preparing potential new PIs), and Fellows from the first year cohort were invited to reapply to the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for K-12 educators to inform national STEM policy and improve communication between the STEM education community and national leaders. Albert Einstein Fellows spend eleven months working at the National Science Foundation, bringing ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Libraries across the country have been reimagining their community role and leveraging their resources and public trust to strengthen community-based learning and foster critical thinking, problem solving, and engagement in STEM. What started some years ago as independent experiments has become a national movement. The Space Science Institute's ... »
  • Date: 06/20/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    With the rapid development of technologies for exposure monitoring and data analysis, opportunities for utilizing citizen science and community-engaged research approaches in advancing environmental health research are ever increasing. On December 8-9, 2016, the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (Collaborative) held its 9th ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science in Boston is conducting a workshop/symposium that will focus on the question of how best to address the issue of enhancing public understanding of major, on-going research efforts. The workshop will begin a critical discussion among researchers and some of the most prominent practitioners of informal public education in the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC editor, and Sally Middlebrooks, director of education projects at ASTC, examine professional development for science center professionals. Sutterfield and Middlebrooks analyze research on successful adult learning to better understand what professionals need/want and what are the best ways to foster this ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Collaboration efforts between educator preparation programs and children's science museums are important in assisting elementary pre-service teachers connect the theory they have learned in their classrooms with the actual practice of teaching. Elementary pre-service teachers must not only learn the science content, but how to effectively deliver ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Zoffel, program administrator for the Noyce Leadership Institute, examines the three key components of the Noyce Leadership Fellows program that are designed to help science center leaders better engage the public in science learning. These key elements include self-assessment and pushing personal boundaries, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer DeWitt, a research fellow at King's College London, presents a Framework for Museum Practice that she and her colleague Jonathan Osborne developed to help science centers and museums maximize the educational potential of field trips. This framework is intended to help museum educators develop resources to enhance teacher ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2005
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This monograph, the final report of the 21st Century Literacy Summit held in April 2005, presents an action plan for this emerging field applicable to higher education, K-12 education, policy makers, media & the arts, and research, and details the strategic priorities and specific recommendations for these sectors that were the summit's major ... »

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