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  1. Inquiry-Based Science Instruction—What Is It and Does It Matter?

    from ltd.edc.org Recipient of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching's 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, this article describes results from the Inquiry Synthesis Project. In the project, the authors analyzed findings from 138 studies conducted between ...

  2. Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Algebra

    from ltd.edc.org EDC's Al Cuoco is coauthor of a book examining the five key elements (meaningful use of symbols, mindful manipulation, reasoned solving, connecting algebra with geometry, and linking expressions and functions) identified in Focus in High School ...

  3. Habits of Mind: An Organizing Principle for Mathematics Curriculum

    from ltd.edc.org This paper describes the "mathematical habits of mind"—ways of thinking, mental habits, and reserch techniques that mathematicians draw on—that form the core of EDC's Mathematical Practice Institute's approach to developing mathematics ...

  4. Connecting Instructional Technology Professional Development to Teacher and Student Outcomes

    from ltd.edc.org Published in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) J ournal of Research on Technology in Education, this article reports on an evaluation of an instructional technology professional development program that uses many ...

  5. Districts Developing Leaders

    from ltd.edc.org The authors report that school districts are taking a more active role in helping university principal preparation programs adapt to district needs. Their study found that districts are exerting their market power to influence the design of leadership ...

  6. The Importance of Executive Function in Early Science Education

    from ltd.edc.org The authors argue that executive function capacity plays a critical role in the ability of preschoolers to test and revise hypotheses and that young children can test hypotheses before they are able to revise or confirm those hypotheses. They conclude by ...

  7. The Wisdom of Practice: Web 2.0 as a Cognitive and Community Building Tool in Indonesia

    from ltd.edc.org Mary Burns coauthored this chapter for the book Digital Education: Opportunities for Social Collaboration published by Palgrave-MacMillan. In 2009-10, EDC introduced a suite of Web 2.0 applications as part of an online professional development program in ...

  8. Examining the Behavior of Operations: Noticing Early Algebraic Ideas

    from ltd.edc.org The book Mathematics Teacher Noticing: Seeing Through Teachers' Eyes examines research on the particular type of noticing done by teachers—how teachers pay attention to and make sense of what happens in the complexity of instructional situations. ...

  9. Do Web 2.0 Right

    from ltd.edc.org Daniel Light offers strategies—drawn from educators' experiences—on how to effectively use Web 2.0 tools. The article summarizes key points from Light and Deborah Keisch Polin’s 2010 report Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom: Changing the ...

  10. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: Teachers Developing the Next Generation of STEM Talent

    from ltd.edc.org Since 2003, EDC has served as the Learning Resource Center for the NSF's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. Edited by EDC staff, this special issue—Vol. 18, No. 2 (2010)—of the Journal of Technology and ...