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  1. Funding, Grant and Community Resources- Small Group Presentation

    13 Jul 2015 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This presentation includes sample PBL lesson plans, materials and applications and funding opportunities.

  2. Problem-Based Learning: As Authentic As It Gets

    13 Jul 2015 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    An innovative high school is pioneering ways to engage students in solving problems by having them take on the roles of scientists, doctors, artists, and historians. In addition, the Center for Problem-Based Learning is helping other educators learn these exciting techniques.

  3. 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...

  4. The Mathematics of Modeling Phenomena from the Bottom Up

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    In this talk, I will demonstrate how mathematical models can be used to understand and improve nanoscale systems. In particular, it will be shown that photovoltaics (solar cells) can be made 100 times thinner and have their potential efficiency improved by 30% using nanophotonic structures in...

  5. Building Future Optical Technologies with Plasmonic Metamaterials

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    The focus of this lecture is to introduce "plasmonic" structures and "metamaterials" as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies including denser optical circuitry with reduced footprint; enhanced data storage; novel nanofabrication techniques capable of creating nanoscale...

  6. Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    Nanotechnology can be used to solve a fundamental problem in medicine. How do we deliver drugs to the right place at the right dose, and avoid the current problem of delivering the drugs to the wrong place at the wrong dose? When we deliver drugs to the wrong place and/or at the wrong dose, we...

  7. An Introduction to Nanotechnology

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    Nanotechnology enables the manipulation of matter and the fabrication of devices with atomic dimensions. New material properties emerge from large surface to volume ratios and the quantum mechanical nature of electrons. On a nanometer length scale, physics, chemistry, and biology converge. In...

  8. PBL in the Classroom

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    Samantha Schwartz, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Math and Physics teacher at Plymouth high school in Plymouth, Indiana shares her experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers. Ms. Schwartz was also a 2013 participant in the RGS workshop.

  9. PBL in the Classroom

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Samantha Schwartz, Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Math and Physics teacher at Plymouth high school in Plymouth, Indiana shares her experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers. Ms. Schwartz was also a 2013 participant in the RGS workshop.

  10. Presentation by Bill Worley

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    Bill Worley, Math and Technology teacher at Early College Academy School, North Carolina, shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  11. Presentation by Bill Worley

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Bill Worley, Math and Technology teacher at Early College Academy School, North Carolina, shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  12. PBL In the Classroom with Jose Garcia

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars

    Jose Garcia, Apple Distinguished Educator, Greene County Middle School of North Carolina, middle school math and science teacher shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  13. PBL In the Classroom with Jose Garcia

    18 Feb 2015 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    Jose Garcia, Apple Distinguished Educator, Greene County Middle School of North Carolina, middle school math and science teacher shares his experience using PBL in the classroom with the Research Goes to School Summer 2014 workshop teachers.

  14. Indiana Center for Accessible Materials

    10 Jul 2014 | External Link

    The ICAM is a web based system designed to provide support to Indiana Local Educational Agencies in meeting the NIMAS regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004.Their mission is to partner with local educational agencies in securing accessible textbooks and core...

  15. 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...

  16. RGS Teacher PBL Data Cohort 3

    02 Jul 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This is an excel file with the pre and post paired PBL survey data from cohort 3 of the Research Goes to School teacher workshop from Summer 2013. One of the teachers did not take the pre-survey and only has post data available. Please see the supporting documents for an excel file that contains...

  17. 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...

  18. Assessment strategies for enquiry and problem-based learning by Ranald Macdonald

    19 Oct 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This article describes guiding principles to make decisions about assessment in problem-based learning and some strategies for problem-based learning.Macdonald, R. (2005). Assessment strategies for inquiry and problem-based learning. In T. Barrett, I. MacLabhrainn, & H. Fallon (Eds.),...

  19. Teachers' Quality Responding by John Barrell

    19 Oct 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This excerpt from the book "Problem Based Learning: An Inquiry Approach" provides strategies to help teachers facilitate student learning during a PBL project.Barell, J. (2007). "Designing the Invitational Environment." From Problem-based learning: An inquiry approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

  20. Assessment, Application, and Reflection by John Barrell

    19 Oct 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This excerpt from the book Problem Based Learning: An Inquiry Approach suggests strategies to do alternative assesssment and promote student reflection in a PBL project.Barrell, J. (2007). "Assessment, Application, and Reflection" in Problem-based learning: An inquiry approach. Thousand Oaks,...