Biosphere and Climate
Biosphere and Climate

Lead Staff

Brian DraytonGillian Puttick

Biosphere and Climate – New England (BAC-New England) is an institutional initiative started in 2011 by ecologists and researchers Brian Drayton, Ph.D. and Gillian Puttick, Ph.D., within TERC’s Center for School Reform.

The team has worked to develop a climate change education program for New England that:

Emphasizes biological evidence of climate change Links natural phenomena to social and cultural changes in our region Coordinates formal and informal educational resources,  » Read more

Meaningful Math: News Media for Increasing Adult Statistical Literacy
Meaningful Math: News Media for Increasing Adult Statistical Literacy

The Meaningful Math project studies and aims to improve the data, statistics, and numeracy supports for consumers of news media.

Susan Jo Russell to present at  the 2021 Virtual Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Learning
Susan Jo Russell to present at the 2021 Virtual Leadership Seminar on Mathematics Professional Learning

Susan Jo Russell and Deborah Schifter will present on Saturday March 13th: What We’re Learning to Ask about the Weaving of Mathematics and Equity During Classroom Talk

Participants Needed to Test Online Programming Game
Participants Needed to Test Online Programming Game

Teachers (grades 6-8) are needed to recruit students for a research study about May’s Journey, an online game that teaches programming.

Free Sessions with the Authors of Investigations 3
Free Sessions with the Authors of Investigations 3

Three FREE 30-minute sessions, by Investigations 3 authors, about how teachers are using features of the curriculum to promote student talk in the online classroom.

Use of a Signing Bioscience Dictionary in Increasing Student Interpreters’ American Sign Language Life Science Vocabulary
Use of a Signing Bioscience Dictionary in Increasing Student Interpreters’ American Sign Language Life Science Vocabulary

Exploration of effectiveness of the Signing Bioscience Dictionary (SBD), when used in conjunction with Lamar University’s interpreting program, to increase student interpreters’ ASL life science vocabulary and content knowledge and ability to interpret material fluently and accurately.

Building Coherence
Building Coherence

The Building Coherence project aims to support development of pre-service elementary teachers’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions for enacting ambitious and equitable STEM instruction, by fostering greater coherence among STEM content and pedagogical teacher preparation opportunities.

Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership Evaluation
Milwaukee Master Teacher Partnership Evaluation

MMTP supports the improvement of STEM teaching and learning in a large, urban district, by providing experienced teachers with opportunities to earn micro-credentials as they acquire additional content knowledge for teaching, engage in classroom-based action research, and assume instructional leadership roles.

Congratulations to LIA AND LUIS and THE ANIMALS WOULD NOT SLEEP, winners of the 2021 Mathical Awards!
Congratulations to LIA AND LUIS and THE ANIMALS WOULD NOT SLEEP, winners of the 2021 Mathical Awards!

Two books from the Storytelling Math project are winners of the 2021 Mathical Awards.