Workshop Advancing Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education
September 6-7, 2018 National Academy of Sciences Building Lecture Room 2101 Constitution Ave., NW
The workshop will consider the future of undergraduate STEM education in light of the rapidly changing social and economic environment. Participants will leave with new ideas for thinking broadly and systemically about improving student learning in undergraduate STEM education. They will network and strategize together about how we educate the increasingly diverse student population and consider the impact of the surrounding system on efforts to improve learning.
The workshop is organized by the Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education, which looks at change from a systemic level to include the roles and perspectives of students, faculty, department chairs, campus leaders, campus administrators, university systems administrators, education researchers, funders, professional societies in the STEM disciplines, associations of colleges and universities, STEM employers, policy makers, influencers, and the general public.
Workshop Proceedings Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
This publication from the Board on Science Education summarizes a workshop held in June 2017 that focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013) (NGSS). The workshop brought together experts involved with developing tools for selection and design of instructional materials as well as curriculum developers and researchers who are designing materials aligned with NGSS.
Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education
This report identifies a set of national-level indicators to measure the status and quality of undergraduate STEM education over multiple years. The report also identifies types of data that will need to be collected in order to put the indicators to use, along with possible strategies to gather this data.
Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom This new report highlights ways to improve understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment. It is meant to help educators improve their understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment.