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Technology Teacher Vol. 69, No. 4 (2010) pp. 21–27
Over the past three years, the authors have conducted research in middle and high school classrooms in an effort to improve the effectiveness of robotics to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education--their focus has...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 18, No. 3 (June 2009) pp. 209–223
This study examines the use of engineering design to facilitate science reasoning in high-needs, urban classrooms. The Design for Science unit utilizes scaffolds consistent with reform science instruction to assist students in constructing a design...
Evaluating the Impact of a Facilitated Learning Community Approach to Professional Development on Teacher Practice and Student Achievement
Research in Science & Technological Education Vol. 27, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 339–354
The focus of this research was an evaluation of the impact of teacher professional development (PD) on student achievement during implementation of a reform curriculum. The PD consisted of five four-hour workshop sessions distributed over the time...