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A Pedagogical Framework for Undergraduate Project-Based Engineering Design Courses

9/1/16-8/31/18 PI: Conor Walsh, Donal Holland, Krzysztof Gajos Harvard University Award Details Engineering courses involving design projects are increasingly of interest to educators setting curricula for undergraduate engineering programs. Design projects improve students’ problem solving abilities. However, much variation exists in how projects are implemented and existing guidelines are limited. This is due, in part, […]

Collaborative Research: An impact study to examine the efficacy of a mathematics professional development program for elementary teachers

9/1/15-8/31/19 PIs: Daniel Heck, Horizon Research Inc (Award Details) Paola Sztajn, North Carolina State University (Award Details) The project will develop and research the impact of an expanded model for mathematics professional development (PD) for elementary second and third grade teachers. It builds on the NSF-funded project, All Included in Mathematics (AIM). The PD is […]

Collaborative Research: Designing the Impact Studio — Dynamic Visualizations in the Write4Change Networked Community

10/1/16-9/30/18 PIs: Glynda Hull, University of California-Berkeley (Award Details) Amy Stornaiuolo, University of Pennsylvania (Award Details) The amount and variety of information generated and shared online requires young people to be adept at effectively producing, analyzing, assessing, using, visualizing, and circulating data. They must be data literate. This project investigates how adolescents develop data literacy […]

Track 2: CS10K: BJC-STARS: Scaling CS Principles through STARS community & leadership development

PI: Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University Award Details North Carolina State University proposes BJC-STARS, a CS10K proposal to broaden access to computing education through engaging colleges and universities to prepare and support regional communities of high school teachers to teach the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) Computer Science Principles course. The effort leverages […]

Collaborative Research: Investigating How English Language Learners Use Dynamic Representational Technology to Participate in Middle School Mathematical Practices

PIs: Philip Vahey, Savitha Moorthy, Teresa Lara-Meloy, SRI International (Award Details) Tracey Noble, TERC Inc. (Award Details) The goal of the project is to bring together research about English-language learners with the use of dynamic representational technology for middle school quantitative reasoning. Dynamic representation technology allows learners to work with multiple representations of a problem […]

CRII: Cyberlearning: Teaching Intercultural Competence through Personal Informatics

PI: Amy Ogan Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details The need for intercultural competence has never been higher as technology makes it easier for people to engage in global communications, collaboration, and commerce. In higher education, the global and multicultural environment means that the challenges of intercultural communication exist within classrooms. This project would study how technology […]

CI-TEAM Demo: Adventure Learning through Water and MOSS

PIs: Brant Miller, Karla Bradley Eitel, Jan Eitel, George Veletsianos University of Idaho, University of Texas at Austin Award 1 Details, Award 2 Details The project “CI-TEAM Demo: Adventure Learning through Water and MOSS” is engaging K-12 students throughout Idaho with meaningful inquiries into water resource issues through outdoor data-collection expeditions supported via a novel […]

INSPIRE: Studying and Promoting Quantitative and Spatial Reasoning with Complex Visual Data Across School, Museum, and Web-Media Contexts

PIs: Leilah Lyons, Joshua Radinsky, Andrew Beveridge University of Illinois at Chicago Award Details This is a research program to promote and study effective strategies and habits of mind for understanding complex geospatial data using interactive visualization tools, and to generate and test design strategies for such tools in three contexts: an online data access […]

Workshop: Improving Capacity for Game-Based Research to Scale

PI: Kurt Squire University of Wisconsin-Madison Award Details A growing number of educators are looking to game-based learning approaches to increase interest in and understanding of major science mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) concepts. Serious games have demonstrated the capacity to engage learners in complex domains through role playing and problem solving. A key hypothesis […]