Spotlight on Science Education

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Science Education


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The Education Week Spotlight on Science Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How digital learning is pushing the limits of science experimentation
  • Barriers to effective science instruction in high-poverty schools
  • Efforts to train and support new science teachers
  • Preparing teachers for Next Generation Science Standards

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Online simulations, high-tech equipment, and student-owned digital devices are opening up a world of experimentation for science classes.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week

A handful of the 18 states that have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards are using assessments meant to reflect the standards' deeper, more inquiry-based approach to science.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

The Exploratorium's Teacher Induction Program aims to keep new teachers in the classroom by offering access to scientific inquiry and the support of a professional community.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher

The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week

Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

The Next Generation Science Standards require a different approach to teaching, but they embrace ideas long considered best practices in science instruction, writes Lauren Madden.
July 5, 2016 – Education Week

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