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MIT OpenCourseWare: Highlights for High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Highlights for High School website provides access to free online resources to improve high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction. The website builds on MIT's existing OpenCourseWare initiative. This initiative provides resources for not only students, but also for teachers. There are resources for advanced placement...
Inquiry Strategies for the Journey North Teacher

This website provides science related lesson plans and discussion questions for an inquiry-oriented classroom. "In an inquiry-oriented classroom, the teacher is a co-explorer and guide who cultivates curiosity and challenges students to think and act like scientists as they explore intriguing questions." Topics include Creating a Climate for Inquiry, Supporting Productive Discussions, Asking, "How...
Essential Earth and Space Science for Teachers

This online course is provided by Annenberg Learner and covers topics related to earth and space science. "This course is composed of eight sessions, each with a one-hour video program addressing a topic area in Earth and Space science that emphasizes the science content that is likely to be part of any elementary school science curriculum." Sessions cover the following topics" Earth's Solid...
Intel Education Initiative: Free Teaching Tools and Resources

This site offers free technology, math, science, and language arts resources for K-12 educators with a special emphasis on project-based collaborative student-centered learning. Intel's 21st century teaching and learning resources are designed to facilitate critical thinking skills, and promote fun science learning activities and questions. The site includes online professional development...
How About a Quick One?

In this article, the author discusses the advantages of active teaching and learning methods vs. chalk and talk traditional teaching with particular relevance for technical courses. Felder describes formats and strategies for small-group in-class exercises and producing the one-minute paper.
Navigating The Bumpy Road to Student-Centered Instruction

This article explores the origins and patterns of student resistance to active and cooperative learning, and suggested ways to deal with the resistance.
FAQs. II.(a) Active Learning vs. Covering The Syllabus; (b) Dealing with Large Classes

The article, written by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent, addresses the questions "Can I use active learning exercises in my classes and still cover the syllabus?" and "Do active learning methods work in large classes?"
Commentary: A Framework for Supporting Learning and Teaching About Mathematical and Scientific Models

This paper, by Anthony Petrosino of the University of Texas at Austin, provides "a framework for thinking about the use of models and model-based curriculum in K-12 settings." Teaching with mathematical models for space and geometry, data, measure, and probability and uncertainty are all discussed.
Developing Technology Teachers: Questioning the Industrial Tool Use Model

This article, by John W. Hansen and Gerald G. Lovedahl, covers professional development for technology teachers and questions the traditional industrial tool use model. The paper explores the question: "What is the desired outcome of a technology education program?" and discusses constraints on the technology teacher development system.
Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Education

This paper, by Kurt Seemann, a faculty member at Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, Australia, covers the basic principles of holistic technology education. The paper presents a schema for establishing a holistic understanding and knowledge of technology, knowing and understanding through practical engagement in technological learning, and building understanding and knowledge through...
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