Activate Learning - IQWST



IQWST® (Investigating & Questioning Our World Through Science & Technology) was developed through grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The development team has combined expertise in science education, literacy education, and the learning sciences. The team was led by Principal Investigators Joe Krajcik, Ph.D., Brian Reiser, Ph.D., LeeAnn Sutherland, Ph.D., and David Fortus, Ph.D.

Joe Krajcik, Ph.D

Joe Krajcik, Ph.D

Michigan State University

Joe Krajcik has focused on working with science teachers to reform science teaching practices ( 3-Dimensional Learning) to promote students' learning of science. He was head of the The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Physical Science Design team and led the Physical Science Design team for the Framework for K - 12 Science Education.

Joe Krajcik, Ph.D

Brian J. Reiser, Ph.D

Northwestern University

Brian J. Reiser worked with the National Research Council committee to develop the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which guided the design of The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Joe Krajcik, Ph.D


University of Michigan

LeeAnn Adams is the Chief Academic Officer for Activate Learning. In addition to her ongoing work to guide the development of the IQWST curriculum, she plays an active role in conducting professional development related to literacy learning in the context of science education. Learn more about LeeAnn.

Joe Krajcik, Ph.D

David Fortus, Ph.D

Weizmann Institute of Science

David Fortus began his career as a science education researcher by developing learning environments that foster the transfer of scientific knowledge to real-world situations. Before joining the Weizmann Institute of Science, he was an assistant professor at Michigan State University, a high school physics teacher, and a project director in the aerospace industry.

*This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Award No. DRL 0439352 and ESI 0101780. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.