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  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    An IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) National Leadership project with University of California Museum of Paleontology (lead), Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Museum of the Earth and University of Kansas Natural History Museum to create a tree portal website with learning research, curriculum material and guides on how to ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This broader implementation project will create a professional network of individuals and institutions increasing their capacity to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of large scale community science festivals. The project builds on a previous award that supported the implementation of science festivals in Cambridge, MA; San Francisco, ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME) is a proof-of-concept collaborative project between the Museum of Science (MOS) in Boston, WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and Ideum (Funded by NSF-DRL, award number 1114549). The project aims to show how digital interactive museum exhibit devices can be designed and developed for ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2012
    Resource Category: Report
    Recent work in the informal science education (ISE) field has begun to systematically categorize aspects of learning in a variety of ways. Most notable are the “Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Informal Science Education” (Friedman, A. (Ed.), 2008, henceforth ‘NSF’) and “Learning Science in Informal Environments” (LSIE, National Research ... »
  • Date: 11/10/2012
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This year we are pleased to be publishing the second volume of the annual proceedings for the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference. For eight years now, GLS has been a valued event for individuals working in academia, industry, and as practitioners in schools to come together around their shared interest and passion for videogames and learning ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, provides a review of the value of informal science learning to science education in the UK. The study seeks to provide: a better understanding of the scope of informal science learning, its theoretical base and the types of change it can bring about in the understanding of and attitudes towards ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The aim of the work reported here has been to give an overview of the support that the informal sector provides for learning and engagement with science. In addressing this goal, we have taken the view that engagement with science and the learning of science occur both within and without schools. What is of interest is not who provides the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    Graduates of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degrees stand to earn more in their lifetime while contributing innovation and technical expertise necessary for a robust society. Further, improving the diversity of such graduates will produce a workforce that empowers all communities to equally share in the benefits of a STEM- ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium comes together with the Education Development Center, Inverness Research, TERC, the University of Colorado - Boulder, and the University of Washington to form a Research+Practice (R+P) Collaboratory. The Collaboratory seeks to address and reframe the gap between research and practice in K-12 STEM education. This gap persists ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Cosmic Serpent (NSF No. DRL-0714631 and DRL-0714629) is a professional development effort that supports collaboration with integrity between science museum professionals and Native communities and/or tribal museums. Cosmic Serpent aims to create awareness of the value and integrity of Native science paradigms among museum practitioners, support ... »

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