NREL: Education Programs Home Page
Engage your mind with renewable energy education! Connecting education to research, education programs inspire students to explore sustainable energy solutions to meet our future needs...
Scientist-Teacher Partnerships as Professional Development:An Action Research Study
The overall purpose of this action research study was to explore the
experiences of ten middle school science teachers involved in a three-year
partnership program between scientists and teachers at a Department of
Energy national laboratory, including the impact of the program on their
professional development, and to improve the partnership program by
developing a set of recommendations based on the studys findings. This
action research study relied on qualitative data including field notes recorded
at the summer academies and data from two focus groups with teachers and
scientists. Additionally, the participating teachers submitted written
reflections in science notebooks, participated in open-ended telephone
interviews that were transcribed verbatim, and wrote journal summaries to
the Department of Energy at the end of the summer academy...
Sloan Digital Sky Survey: For Teachers
We are happy to present a variety of lesson plans that use data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Our materials will show your students everything from asteroids in our own Solar System to the most distant quasars ever observed! Students can explore the sky using all using the same high-quality data that professional astronomers use...
PNNL: Science & Engineering - BSCS National Academy for Curriculum Leadership (NACL)
The BSCS National Academy for Curriculum Leadership is a partnership between the BSCS Center for Professional Development and Washington State LASER, with major support from Battelle, Agilent Technologies Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...
Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Partnership
Washington State LASER helps school districts initiate, implement and sustain a standards-based, inquiry-centered science education program in grades K-12. It is part of the national LASER project.
LASER is a national K-12 science education reform project undertaken by the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). Eight (8) geographic sites around the United States, publishers of National Science Foundation-supported middle and elementary school curriculum materials, several major corporations, and the NSRC's parent institutions, the Smithsonian and the National Academy of Sciences were part of an initial project to disseminate a theory of action and a set of building blocks for reform built on almost two decades of NSRC experience working with hundreds of school districts...
PNNL: Science &Engineering Education - Curriculum and Assessment
In the SE LASER Alliance, member school districts have agreed to use a common set of research-based, inquiry-oriented instructional materials called the K-8 SE WA LASER Alliance Scope and Sequence...
PNNL: Science Notebooks in the Science Classroom
In 2005, the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership (NCOSP), a National Science Foundation funded Math and Science Partnership project, convened a group of education leaders from across Washington State. Peggy Willcuts, Science Specialist, PNNL, co-facilitated the development of support documents for the use of science notebooks in the classroom as well as the development of the website...
Science Classroom Observation Protocol: Washington State's Vision of Effective Science Learning Experiences for Students
This document contains science classes observation protocol that align with the vision of effective science instruction encouraged by Washington State LASER through the network of Regional Alliances and the network science coordinators...
Fermilab Leadership Institute: Integrating Internet, Instruction and Curriculum
Fermilab LInC Online is creating a cadre of educational leaders who effectively integrate technology in their classrooms to support engaged learning student investigations on real-world issues. Participants range from classroom teachers and technology coordinators through library media specialists, who create engaged learning projects that incorporate the best uses of technology.
The new Fermilab LInC ACT course guides teachers through the process of evaluating, selecting and customizing an inquiry-based online project to teach content in their existing curriculum. Then participants exchange ideas and feedback with colleagues and experienced engaged learning mentors each step of the way as they field-test their project with students...
LInC Engaged Learning Home Page
We have tried to organize the engaged learning pages in the most logical, sequential format. If you are highly skilled with the practice of engaged learning strategies, you may feel comfortable jumping from one page to another. If you are unfamiliar with engaged learning, you will want to follow our sequence to gain the best understanding of the strategy to complete your project in the most effective manner.
You will find assignments on many of the pages in this section of the LInC Program. Be certain to check with your facilitator to see which of these assignments you will be responsible for completing. As you work through these pages, you may need Web authoring skills and file transfer skills. Refer to our Technology Home Page for guidance and instruction as you approach the skills you need to learn to complete your project...