Find TERC Staff at conferences across the US!

Spring Conferences 2018

Are you traveling to one of the annual educational conferences this season? TERC's researchers and authors are making presentations and hope to see you there.

Visit the TERC booth at NSTA and NCTM! Follow the action @TERCtweets.

Presentations »


March 9, 2018—Announcement
DR K12 hosted an NSTA chat on modeling in K-5. In this chat, NSF-funded researchers from Focus on Energy shared their expertise, and educators shared their resources and experiences. Hosted and facilitated by NSTA.

March 5, 2018—Publication
New article
Building Systems from Scratch: an Exploratory Study of Students Learning About Climate Change by Gilly Puttick and Eli Tucker-Raymond in Journal of Science Education and Technology.

March 2, 2018—Announcement
Call for Diverse Picture Book Submissions at Charlesbridge: Storybooks, Diversity, and Math for ages 3–6. Charlesbridge and TERC's Storytelling Math project are collaborating on an initiative to develop better math storybooks for children of all backgrounds.

February 26, 2018—Announcement
Would you like to visit the Museum of Science Boston or the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH? Signing Math and Science is looking for families with deaf or hard of hearing children that use ASL.

February 22, 2018—Publication
Gilly Puttick, Debra Bernstein, and Teon Edwards have a new article in Educational Designer titled A Girl Scout Program Focused on Energy Conservation.

February 15, 2018—Conference News
EdGE ! Early risers, check out Jamie Larsen and Barbara MacEachern's Mu of your Shoe workshop Feb16 at 8:00am. See how to leverage & for meaningful design projects using sport research & shoe design.

Featured Project

Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning — Perspective on EdGE

Plus an interview with EdGE director, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, about the NSF-funded project to study the development of computational thinking for upper elementary and middle grades students. More »

TERC Welcomes Two New Board Members

TERC’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members: Dr. Diane Souvaine, Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University, and Dr. Nadine Bonda, Assistant Professor at American International College. More »

Featured Research


Algebraic Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom: Results of a Professional Development Program for Teachers

Authors:  Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable. Megan Franke

—TERC (2016).

This paper describes a professional development experience designed to help teachers support their students to make, represent, and justify generalizations about the behavior of the operations … Read More »

Featured Service

STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) offers consultation, external evaluation, and research support for existing STEM education grants and programs, and we collaborate with proposal writing teams to design studies. We are experienced quantitative and qualitative researchers with expertise grounded in theory and practice spanning STEM education.
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Featured Product


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