Two members of AAAS founded the website BeyondRigor.org to help design and execute evaluations for STEM education programs that are sensitive to context, population, and purpose. The founders explain the history behind the website and share their excitement for the future.
Right now policy makers are looking at "extended" school days or "expanded" school days. Extended simply increases the time of a normal school day, while an expanded encompasses learning opportunities outside of the classroom, like museum visits and social clubs.
One of the nice things about programming is that it's not going to go away. It's a valuable tool to put in your skill set. That's why Microsoft's Bill Gates and Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg want all kids to learn to code.
The distinction between a scientific theory and a law is often missed by the public. Many think theories are untested or unproven laws. When in reality, laws are generalizations of patterns, while theories are explanations of laws. One teacher is on a mission to teach her class the truth.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are focusing on how to help teachers be more effective as an alternative to the years of standardized testing used to measure students. It emphasizes teacher education and student engagement, although it has not been entirely adopted.
Big ideas and building coherence across grades, is a common thread for improving undergraduate science education. But implementation is proving difficult. This Annual Meeting panel will look at a variety of issues that prevent reform.
Computer scientist Peter Norvig says he has "the best job in the world." Norvig works for Google as their Director of Research. He's excited about the ways we can use technology (like Google search) to advance education.
Substitute teachers can often get a bad reputation, but the experience can teach both the teacher and the students a lot. One sub shares her three tips from her time subbing, and explains why she thinks being a substitute has more ups than downs.
Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology. She talked with AAAS MemberCentral about how to make programs successful, how to find funds, attract students and more. She shared her #1 tip, be careful with names!
Zebrafish are often used in research projects, but they can also be useful in K-12 and undergraduate classrooms. They have a number of properties students would enjoy learning about, and can even be the subject of student written research papers.