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  1. Teach English to Non-English Speakers: Early Years Children as a test case

    06 Jan 2021 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    Teaching English as a Second Language is a worthy endeavor, but it is not for everyone. If you're thinking of entering the field, you should make sure that it's a good fit for your academic and professional needs.Unlike lots of languages, English has uppercase and lowercase...

  2. KS1 History Resources

    14 Feb 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    KS1 and Years 1-2 history, children will learn about a number of subjects over a wide time frame. This includes changes in recent memory to national life or events that are beyond memory. Topics include The Gunpower Plot, First and Second World Wars and The Battle Of Hastings. Plus, you will...

  3. KS1 Maths Resources

    11 Feb 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    Twinkl Stage 1 Maths resources are linked to the National Curriculum and contain support materials for Year 1 & Year 2 SATs maths revision. Download KS1 numeracy worksheets to develop fluency, reasoning and problem-solving, play fun and engaging KS1 maths games on number bonds and have a...

  4. Conference Poster for the Tusome Early Grade Reading Progam Case Study

    10 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    PosterKenya ‘Tusome’ Case Study: one-year grant to examine the process of scaling up of Kenya’s early grade reading program from 2011 to 2018 to enable USAID to better understand the scaling up process and to foster replication (Makerere, CRS, U. Nairobi, UND).

  5. Conference Presentation of Findings of the Tusome Early Grade Reading Progam Desk Review

    10 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    Slides from ConferenceKenya ‘Tusome’ Case Study: one-year grant to examine the process of scaling up of Kenya’s early grade reading program from 2011 to 2018 to enable USAID to better understand the scaling up process and to foster replication (Makerere, CRS, U....

  6. Desk Review of the Tusome Early Grade Reading Progam

    10 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    Final Desk ReviewKenya ‘Tusome’ Case Study: one-year grant to examine the process of scaling up of Kenya’s early grade reading program from 2011 to 2018 to enable USAID to better understand the scaling up process and to foster replication (Makerere, CRS, U....

  7. Successfully Scaling and Transitioning Kenya's Tusome Early-Grade Reading Program

    10 Jan 2020 | Contributor(s): Dana Nicole Ruggiero, James Daniel Lehman

    Brief DocumentKenya ‘Tusome’ Case Study: one-year grant to examine the process of scaling up of Kenya’s early grade reading program from 2011 to 2018 to enable USAID to better understand the scaling up process and to foster replication (Makerere, CRS, U. Nairobi,...

  8. Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers

    13 Jul 2015 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This document includes nanoscience resources separated by big idea. There are also resources based on the applications discussed in the 2015 RGS course and websites where you can purchase materials for nano activities. The PBL resources include examples, tools and articles. All of the resources...

  9. Dog gone it!

    08 Jun 2015 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This design challenge, for students in grade 3, focuses on simple and compound machines. The objective of the challenge is to design a compound machine to help a large breed of dog to get into and out of the back of a car.

  10. STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM Education Initiatives via the H U Bzero Platform

    07 Apr 2015

    Built as one of 60+ hubs on the HUBzero platform, STEMEdhub was developed in 2011 as a resource for research, education, and collaboration in STEM education. The hub currently supports 82 different groups. In this article, the authors describe two specific groups (SLED and AAU) that are taking...

  11. Bio-Inspired Paper Flowers

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 lesson introduces students to the basic structures of plants and their functions. Students are challenged to create paper flowers that turn colors through processes that mimics how real plants function.

  12. Save the Wolf (Simple Machines)

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design lesson introduces simple machines and challenges students to use simple machines to create a device to capture a wolf.

  13. Earthen Dam Design Task

    03 Jun 2014 | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design task focuses on earth materials and the construction of an earthen dam.

  14. PBL to the Rescue: Using PBL in a Human Anatomy and Physiology High School Class

    17 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This one hour video presentation given by Brian Duncan, an Attica, Indiana Jr./Sr. High School science teacher. He presents his experience using PBL to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology High School class to the Research Goes to School workshop in Summer 2013. Be sure to look at the supporting...

  15. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    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...

  16. Drink Pouch

    11 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This 3rd grade design activity is focused on creating a drink pouch that can keep a drink cool in the hot sun.

  17. Design of Musical Instruments for a Rock Band

    10 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 design task helps students to learn about sound by designing a stringed musical instrument.

  18. Sound Absorption

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    This grade 3 lesson plan focuses on a design task to create a wall to absorb sound.

  19. Exploring Whirligigs

    09 Jun 2013 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nancy Irene Tyrie

    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...

  20. Think-aloud Protocol Analysis as a Measure of Students' Science Learning through Design Assessment

    28 Mar 2012 | Publications

    Research has indicated that authentic engineering design tasks hold the attention andinterest of students and can lead to deeper levels of science engagement (Fortus, Dershimer, Krajcik, Marx, & Mamlok-Naaman, 2004; Roth, 1996; 1997; 1998). However, there is a need for student assessments...