Researchers connected to the Research+Practice Collaboratory will be supporting the work of state leaders in science education from across the country to identify research-based resources for curriculum, assessment, professional learning, access and equity, and connections to other disciplines. The work will take place at the annual conference of the Council of State Science Supervisors is a professional organization composed of science education specialists who serve at state educational agencies in the United States and U.S. Territories.
Members of the NSF-funded Collaboratory will also hold a session that will focus on novel strategies and tools designed to integrate research and the “wisdom of practice” into readily useful tools to support K-12 science education. Presenters Molly Shea and Bill Penuel will share prototype research and practice “briefs” which are intended to support the vision of the Framework for K-12 Science Education. Participants will critique these resources and nominate additional topics for future briefs relevant to mobilizing statewide science education improvement.
CSSS has been active in promoting research use in planning for implementation of the vision of the Framework for K-12 Science Education through its Building Capacity for State Science Education initiative.
The CSSS Annual Conference will take place April 1-3 in Boston, Massachusetts.