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  • Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On the first day of the Science and Society course at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, New York, I present the students with an incandescent lightbulb, with clear glass so one can easily see the filament inside. I ask the students how it works and they are able to tell me that the electricity comes in there, runs through the ... »
  • Date: 08/24/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This article compares the traditional "corporate citizenship" approach of for-profit giving to the new "corporate social responsibility" model, in which companies see themselves as active partners in the process of determining priorities, carrying out goals, and evaluating success. This article describes successful partnerships between the ... »
  • Date: 06/10/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how some museums are expanding their partnerships with schools and encouraging teachers to view museums as more than field trip destinations. This article describes the benefits of museum schools, citing the advantages of the symbiotic relationship between the museums and schools, the value of inquiry-based learning, and the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features a few of the exemplary programs highlighted in the 2010 report produced by the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Formal-Informal Partnerships Inquiry Group. This report focused on collaborations between informal science institutions and schools that provided teacher professional development in two ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Joy Kubarek-Sandor, manager of student and teacher programs at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and Lorrie Beaumont, director of Evergreen Research & Evaluation, discuss the Shedd Naviators program as a model of professional development programming. Kubarek-Sandor and Beaumont discuss the evaluation strategies and results of Shedd ... »
  • 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: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Wililam Katzman, program leader at the laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory's (LIGO) Science Education Center in Livingston, Louisiana, discusses the work of their NSF-funded LIGO Science Education Center Partnership initiative, which provides ongoing system-wide professional development for teachers in local school ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lynn Uyen Tran and Catherine Halversen, of the Communicating Ocean Sciences (COS) series at the Lawrence Hall of Science, describes the COS series of university-level courses that prepare future scientists for engaging with the public. The innovative program has created long-lasting partnerships between scientists and educators ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Maria Xanthoudaki, director of education and international relations at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, Milan, Italy, describes the Science Education as a Tool for Active Citizenship (SETAC) program. The project aims to inspire teachers and students to become socially responsible citizens by ... »

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