Written by: Josh Rosenberg
Primary Source: Joshua M. Rosenberg, May 9, 2018.
I’ll be starting a position in STEM Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, beginning this August. As part of this position, I’ll teach science teaching methods (and science and STEM education research-related) courses. Hearing about the course I’ll teach this fall gave me an impetus to begin bto prepare and to read some resources I’ve been wanting to read, for a number of differnet reasons.
So, this is a loosely-organized collection of some resources–especially some new(er) books and National Academies Press (NAP) reports–related to science teaching and learning. I leave “oldies but goodies”, like Taking Science to School (2007), the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012), and America’s Lab Report (2006) for example.
As a few notes, while I didn’t add annotation on why they’re included, I think these are all worth (at least my) attention. Also, these are just what I’ve found and am trying to read right now. I am sure there are a number of other great, new resources that I missed–and look forward to finding out about!
- Ambitious Science Teaching by Windschitl, Thompson, and Braaten (2018)
- Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices by Schwarz, Reiser, and Passmore (eds., 2017)
- NGSS for All Students by Lee, Miller, & Januszyk (2015)
- 5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-based Discussions in Science by Cartier, Smith, Stein, and Ross (2013)
- Science Teachers’ Learning by Wilson, Schweingruber, and Nielsen (eds., 2015)
- Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards by Rhodes (ed., 2018)
- Seeing Students Learn Science by Beatty and Schweingruber (eds., 2017)
- Data Use by Middle and Secondary Students in the Digital Age: A Status Report and Future Prospects by Lee and Wilkerson (in press)