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Boston Energy in Science Teaching (BEST)
The Boston Energy in Science Teaching (BEST) project is a Phase II MSP that explores the use of one of the organizing principles of science, Energy, as a vehicle to extend and research how teacher in-depth conceptual understanding translates into deeper student engagement, exposition and learning of science. This innovative focus on Energy will allow the Partnership to examine how fundamental organizing principles (e.g., energy, models, scale, systems, and constancy/change) can be used to better teach science at the elementary through the undergraduate level.

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Project Contributions

"There is a critical demand for qualified STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates to meet the national economic demands. Community colleges are addressing this need through partnerships with K-12…
Creating Coherence: How Developing an Observation Protocol Clarified and Aligned Our Thinking
"The NRC's Frameworks requires educators to rethink instruction and professional development using the lens of crosscutting concepts. The Boston Energy in Science Teaching project initiated a study of professional development…
BEST: Using Energy as a Cross-Cutting Concept to Teach More Effectively
Posted by: Allison Scheff . Boston Energy in Science Teaching, the Boston Science Partnerships Phase II project, is anchored in using energy as a cross-cutting concept. BEST defines effective teaching in science as facilitating opportunities…
Deepening Effective Teaching through the Science Education Fellowship
Posted by: Jennifer Dorsen . The poster describes SEF, the Science Education Fellowship. We include a description of the project components, a definition of effective teaching and findings. SEF is a year-long fellowship for classroom…