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  • Date: 01/05/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    To address the challenges of recruiting, training, impacting, and retaining scientists in informal outreach and to capitalize on access to the public through a local science center, Washington University and the St. Louis Science Center (SLSC; http://www.slsc.org) collaborated to create a program that combines informal science communication and ... »
  • Date: 01/03/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, twelve museum and exhibit directors of leading institutions in the world share their exhibition philosophy. These individuals describe how they develop exhibits to meet content and learning objectives, how they design exhibits thoughtfully to meet these goals and how they evaluate the success of the exhibits. Museums featured ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The MU Broader Impacts Network is charged with assisting researchers in the design, implementation, and evaluation of their public engagement and outreach plans. We accomplish this primarily through one-on-one mentoring and by fostering collaboration between researchers and broader impacts programs. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    When it comes to STEM education, the nation’s K–12 public schools cannot do it all. The nature of 21st century proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is too complex for any single institution. The good news is that schools do not have to do it alone. Museums, zoos, nature centers, aquariums, and planetariums are among the ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This background paper is intended to support consideration of assessments "in improving program quality and student learning outcomes in the field of informal science education." This includes three questions: (a) What definitions of engagement, interest, curiosity, and motivation might be used in evaluations of informal and after-school science ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The NRC Framework for K – 12 Science Education (2012) lists five major ideas that are essential to the design of assessments and learning environments: 1) limited number of core ideas of science, 2) cross-cutting concepts, 3) engaging students in scientific and engineering practices, 4) building integrated understanding as a developmental process ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Observational instruments are receiving broad attention as measures of gauging the quality of interactions within formal educational settings (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2012). Scores from observations are used as critical pieces of information in the evaluation of teachers for purposes of making employment-related decisions and supporting ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) was created to coordinate federal programs and activities that support STEM education pursuant to the requirements of Sec. 101 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The CoSTEM addresses a wide range of education and workforce policy issues ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    With increased resources and professionalism come increased expectations for the evaluation of individual projects to also provide field-­wide evidence for the impact of ISE. But there has not been a significant growth in the use of psychometric measures that are validated to support field-­wide assessments and norm-­referenced tests for the field ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Planet Earth Decision Theater (PEDT) is a NOAA-funded project for Science on a Sphere (SOS) about the impact that humans have on the planet (grant #NA10SEC0080021). Survey data for this evaluation was collected at three live performances of PEDT on December 31, 2011. Overall, Planet Earth Decision Theater was well received and the visualizations ... »

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