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  1. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Carl Wieman

    Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...

  2. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Robert McMaster

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  3. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels

    This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...

  4. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  5. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  6. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  7. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Michael Fosmire, Ruth E Wertz

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...

  8. Design of a Door Alarm

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): David C Eichinger, Erin K Doherty, James Daniel Lehman, Venkatesh Merwade

    This grade 4 design task helps students learn about simple circuits by designing a door alarm.

  9. Design of a Green Roof

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Bryan Hubbard, James Daniel Lehman

    This grade 4 lesson addresses standards related to plant adaptation and response to the environment. Students are challenged to construct a model of a green roof for a house.

  10. Designing Safer Roadways

    03 Jun 2014 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Kendra A Erk, James Daniel Lehman

    This grade 4 design task focuses on forces, motion, and transportation systems by challenging students to design a roadway that will slow and then stop vehicles from running off the road.

  11. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  12. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  13. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Brenda Capobianco, James Daniel Lehman

    This inquiry lesson, for grades 3-4, involves students conducting a fair test investigation to determine the way an object (a whirligig) falls through the air and how this fall depends on its mass, surface area, and other factors. This lesson is an adaptation of a lesson developed by...

  14. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  15. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kari Clase, Peg A Ertmer

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  16. GREENergy PBL Website Links

    31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett, Melissa D. Keown

    This problem based unit has students devise a way to use reclaimed and degraded land in their community to create a green energy source in the form of biofuel. The unit has a preliminary time line of 3 weeks, but may take a little more time.The unit is designed for Advanced Placement...

  17. Hydroelectricity

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Mike Arvola, Joe Brennan, Christine Marie Dora

    RGS Summer 2011 Participant Presentation Hydroelectricity by Team Watt-er

  18. Institutional Course Redesign

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Marne George Helgesen, Frank J Dooley, Tomalee Doan, Donalee H Attardo

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D2This presentation addresses policy, implementation, design, sustainability, research and institutional cultural change for a unique and compelling course transformation program. This program bases its transformation on...

  19. IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Gwen Lawrie, Kelly E Matthews, Gabriela Weaver

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E2Large-enrollment first-year STEM courses present a significant challenge to academics in terms of engagement and in catering for student diversity in academic ability, career aspiration, and prior experiences. In this...

  20. Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Ellen Yezierski

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F2 Inquiry-based instruction employing the learning cycle is theoretically grounded in constructivism (1) and social constructivism (2) as well as empirically supported in research conducted in learning environments...