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Empowering Student Voices: The Power of Equitable Discussions in Science Education with OpenSciEd

Quick Take: Our recent Snapshot Webinar on 3D learning uncovers the transformative power of OpenSciEd in fostering equitable discussions in...
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Snapshot Strategies and Resources: Student Sensemaking in OpenSciEd

Quick Take: The second session of our Snapshot Webinars on 3-Dimensional Learning: Student Sensemaking, takes you on a journey from...
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The Top 5 ‘Aha Moments’ from Our 3D Learning Webinar on Making Thinking Visible

Quick Take: The first session of our 5-part webinar series, Snapshot Webinars on 3-Dimensional Learning to Ignite Your Science Classroom, was...
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What is Investigation-Centered Science and How Does It Foster Hands-On STEM Education?

Quick Take: Investigation-Centered Science is pedagogical approach that emphasizes experiential learning, empowering students to actively engage in scientific investigations. IQWST...
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Activate Learning Earns Tier-1 Rating for Louisiana Science Curriculum

The Dynamic Duo: IQWST & OpenSciEd Soar to Tier-1 Heights in Louisiana!  We're excited to announce that Activate Learning's version...
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What is Phenomena-Based Learning and How Does it Engage Students?

Quick Take: Phenomena-based learning can help students develop important 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration....
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What is Systems Thinking?

Systems Thinking: A Tool for Understanding Complex Systems Systems thinking plays an important role in how science is being taught...
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Why Students Want Deeper Learning in STEM and How Teachers Can Help Them Achieve It

"Students emphasized, in both surveys and interviews, a loss of deep learning in STEM. In some cases, students noted that...
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What is Three-Dimensional Learning?

Three-Dimensional Learning shifts the focus of the science classroom to environments where students use disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts with...
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