Board on Science Education
Friday, July 25, 2014 

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BOSE Recent Reports 
Climate Change Education
Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary

Climate ChangeLClimate Change Education: Preparing Current and Future Business Leaders is the summary of a workshop hosted by the National Research Council’s Board on Science Education in March 2013 to explore issues associated with teaching climate change-related topics in business schools. This report discusses the role that business schools could play in preparing future corporate leaders for the challenges and opportunities that climate change poses.

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Literacy for Science:
Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary

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Literacy for Science is the summary of a workshop convened by the Board on Science Education in December 2013 to clarify how the literacy for science aspect of Common Core State Standards for ELA and the practices in Next Generation Science Standards complement each other and can be used improve practices in science and ELA classrooms.

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STEM Integration in K-12 Education:
Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research

STEM Integration coverLThis report examines current efforts to connect the STEM disciplines in K–12 education. This report identifies and characterizes existing approaches to integrated STEM education, both in formal and after- and out-of-school settings. The report reviews the evidence for the impact of integrated approaches on various student outcomes, and it proposes a set of priority research questions to advance the understanding of integrated STEM education.

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BOSE Of Interest

New Director of BOSE

Heidi photoLHeidi Schweingruber has been named the new director of the Board on Science Education (BOSE) at the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Dr. Schweingruber has been the deputy director of BOSE since 2008 and served as study director for many projects within the BOSE portfolio such as the NRC report A Framework for K-12 Science Education (2011) which was the first step in developing new standards for K-12 science education.

The Importance of STEM Education

At the 2014 White House Science Fair, held May 27, new steps to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education were announced as part of the president's Educate to Innovate campaign.

The Academies have produced dozens of expert reports on this topic, including a recent report that focused on integrating STEM disciplines in K-12 education and what would most likely lead to positive learning outcomes. Also important, STEM learning outside the classroom in informal and after-school settings is the subject of a June 3-4 workshop.

Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning

June 3-4, 2014

Out of School STEMThe workshop identified the impacts of informal and afterschool STEM learning experiences and explored how school and out-of-school environments can build upon and support one another.

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