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  • Date: 02/20/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The aim of this multiple case study was to uncover a series of critical events and experiences related to the formation of the science identities of four beginning elementary female teachers, through a life-history approach and a conceptualization of teacher identity as lived experience. Grounded within the theoretical framework of Figured Worlds ... »
  • Date: 02/14/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston’s Research and Evaluation Department conducted a summative evaluation of The Hall of Human Life (HHL) exhibition. This 9,700 square foot exhibition is geared towards older children and adults. It is focused on human biology and human health with the main message, “Human beings are changing in a changing environment.” ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    This multiple case study analysis investigates the perceptions of four science teachers who are repeat attendees at professional development programs coordinated by a university center. Adult learning theory provided a lens to view the motivated participants of the study and each of the five assumptions were present. Findings revealed three themes ... »
  • Date: 10/13/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    In this case study, we highlight the work of the Bay Area STEM Ecosystem, which aims to increase equity and access to STEM learning opportunities in underserved communities. First, we lay out the problems they are trying to solve and give a high level overview of the Bay Area STEM Ecosystem’s approach to addressing them. Then, based on field ... »
  • Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    East Longmeadow implemented Through My Window in two seventh grade classrooms, each teaching different subjects—creative reading and STEAM. Students used the print and audio versions of Talk to Me, and read or listened to the book independently and together, in class and at home. They also participated in both online and offline activities that, ... »
  • Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    Girls met to engage with Through My Window twice each week after school. The afterschool program format provided a freer, less structured atmosphere than a classroom setting. Students extensively debated and investigated the questions and themes posed by the novel, Talk to Me. The meeting space had plenty of space for students to move around, as ... »
  • Date: 06/30/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    If your project, large or small, needs an external review panel or evaluation advisory committee to help oversee the extent to which project impacts were achieved, one option is to create an Evaluation Committee of Visitors (COV). A COV is commonly used when a project team wants to ensure a consistent outsider lens and broader perspective. As an ... »
  • Date: 04/02/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2016, more than 120 National Park Service (NPS) units conducted BioBlitzes, supported by a collaboration between The National Geographic Society and the National Park Service. The Lawrence Hall of Science conducted an evaluation of participant and park outcomes at the cornerstone BioBlitz throughout the National Capital region, at the large ( ... »
  • Date: 05/20/2016
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    The rapid growth of the natural gas extraction industry in Pennsylvania and neighboring states has stirred concerned citizens to seek ways to collect data on water quality impacts from the extraction activities. As a response to requests from community members, the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) developed a volunteer-friendly ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    The nature of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning is changing as individuals have unprecedented, 24/7 access to science-related information and experiences from cradle to grave. Today’s science-education opportunities include not only traditional schooling, but also libraries, museums, zoos, aquaria, science centers, ... »

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