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BOSE Recent Reports

Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings

Out of School STEM coverLThis report provides guidance on how to evaluate and sustain STEM programs, and is a resource for local, state, and federal policy makers seeking to broaden access to multiple, high-quality STEM learning opportunities in their community.

Reaching Students: What Research Says about Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering

Reaching Students coverLThis guide book is based on the 2012 NRC report Disciplline-Based Education Research. Written for undergraduate science and engineering instructors, it provides concrete examples and case studies illustrate how experienced instructors and leaders have applied evidence-based approaches to address student needs, encouraged the use of effective techniques. 

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Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

Implementing NGSS LThis report offers guidance to district and school leaders and teachers on necessary steps for putting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into practice.

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BOSE Upcoming Event

Association of Science-Technology Centers

October 16, 2015
Palais des congres de Montreal, Room 512B/F
Montreal, Canada

Palais des Congres MontrealJoin BOSE for a session on key findings of the report Supporting Productive STEM Programs in Out-of-School Settings.

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How People Learn 2: The Science and Practice of Learning

Keck CenterOctober 29-30, 2015
(Oct 29: 1:15 - 3:30 pm
 Oct 30: 9:30 - 11:00 am)
Keck Center, Room 101
500 5th Street, NW
                              Washington, DC

This event will be webcast.  Agenda coming soon

 Register for this event

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BOSE New Activities 

Strengthening Research Experiences for Undergraduate STEM Students

Science headBOSE is overseeing a committee to examine the benefits and costs of different models for engaging undergraduate STEM students in research. Based on a review of relevant literature the committee will identify best practices for designing and evaluating undergraduate research experiences and identify areas where further research is needed.

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