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  • Date: 02/13/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    The Science Festival Alliance (SFA) is a professional association of independent science and technology festivals. We are dedicated to supporting both new and existing festivals, and to fostering an international conversation about how to make public science events more meaningful, entertaining, and instructive. This annual report provides ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Funding Solicitation
    This is the solicitation for proposals to the NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program, which seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    For the United States to maintain its leading role on the world economic stage, it is essential to strengthen the American workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our current prosperity and our future success hinge on recruiting, training, and employing the creative and industrious STEM professionals who drive the ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2018
    Resource Category: Report
    The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (Public Law 103-62) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-352) require Federal agencies to develop strategic plans setting forth longterm goals and objectives as well as examples of specific, near-term performance goals. Guidance on the development of agency strategic plans is ... »
  • Date: 02/15/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article provides an overview of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), which hosts resources for designers, evaluators, and researchers of informal STEM learning experiences and settings. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. In this exploratory Change Makers project, the Concord Consortium will develop, test, and evaluate a citizen science program that ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Charles Darwin is largely unknown and poorly understood as a historical figure. Similarly, the fundamental principles of evolution are often miss-stated, misunderstood, or entirely rejected by large numbers of Americans. Simply trying to communicate more facts about Darwin, or facts supporting the principles of evolution is inadequate; neither ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Effective science teaching critically requires content-focused professional development (PD), particularly in life sciences where content evolves rapidly. How subject matter knowledge related to teaching (SCK) is most effectively incorporated into PD has not been investigated. We studied how a professional learning community of high school ... »
  • Date: 03/14/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Using a national longitudinal survey data set from the Higher Education Research Institute, this study tested whether students who identified as a sexual minority (for example, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer) were more or less likely to persist after 4 years in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, as opposed to ... »
  • Date: 01/16/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This brief discusses the PLUM LANDING Explore Outdoors Toolkit, a new set of free, public media resources designed to help informal educators and parents infuse science learning into outdoor recreation. Developed by trusted media producer WGBH in partnership with researchers at Education Development Center (EDC), the Toolkit aims to get children ( ... »

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