Can you remember the moment that sparked your interest in math or science? The National Science Foundation posted this question on Twitter to draw peoples’ attention to the power of STEM education.
Since joining TERC in 1990, Sue Doubler has developed a rich and diverse body of work centered primarily on elementary school science teaching and learning, and on ways that technology can support teachers and students. As her most recent project, “Empowering Teachers Through VideoReView,” is winding down, we took the opportunity to talk with Sue about her work and time at TERC.
Paraeducators (paras) are an important and underutilized resource with great potential to impact mathematics learning in elementary classrooms.
By Maria L. Blanton and Angela Murphy Gardiner, TERC; Eric Knuth, University of Texas Austin; Ana Stephens, University of Wisconsin Madison; Despina Stylianou, City College of New York; Rena Stroud, Merrimack College
Love it or hate it, almost everyone has had a brush with algebra at some point in school mathematics. For too many students, these experiences have left them with a sense of failure and even dread.
Schoenfeld wisely observed that algebra has become a gatekeeper, » Read more
To celebrate its 40th year, TERC hosted a symposium entitled “Science Education for a Thriving Democracy.” Our work includes more than science education, of course, but TERC researchers all share a commitment to educational work that supports and encourages teachers and learners to be whole-hearted, creative, and reflective participants in democratic society. Though we draw on the ideas and designs of a variety of thinkers, many of us at TERC find the work of John Dewey to be a rich source of ideas, » Read more
Opening the Door to 21st Century Careers through a Sports Research and Shoe Design Challenge
By The Sportslab Team
We’ve all known students in class who think they are destined for a career in professional sports. Too often kids with their eyes on a pro career have parents who feed a goal that is a long shot at best.
A recent NPR story cites a poll in which 26% of parents with sports-minded kids in high school hope their child will turn pro.1 This number leaps to 39% in families with incomes below $50,000. » Read more