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Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Jodi Davenport Publishes in the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning

Computer Assisted LearningResearch and evaluationSTEM

NGSS Middle School

Transitioning to an Integrated Approach to Science Instruction

A new report discusses how districts are transitioning from a discipline-specific model for science instruction to a model in which the science disciplines are connected, leading to a holistic understanding of science phenomena.

Schools and districtsScienceSTEM

NGSS Engaged and Learning Science

Engaged and Learning Science: How Students Benefit from Next Generation Science Standards Teaching

Learn how a diverse population of students benefit from their districts’ participation in the NGSS Early Implementers Initiative.

NGSSScience InquiryScience InstructionSTEMStudentsTeaching and Learning

Navajo Radio

How Navajo Families Are Developing Children's Math Skills at Home

Learn about the Early Mathematics Training Network's hands-on workshop with the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, Arizona.

Early childhoodearly childhood developmentEquityFamily engagementLiteracyMathematicsRural schoolsSTEM

NGSS Workshop

Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards

Discover how K-12 educators are working together in the design, selection, and implementation of instructional materials that reflect the Next Generation Science Standards.

NGSSSchools and districtsSTEM

Reading Apprenticeship

WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship Wins New Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Grant and Top Score in 2018 Award Program

WestEd is the recipient of an esteemed 2018 Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant to improve subject-area literacy nationwide for secondary schools demonstrating a strong need for support.

LiteracySchools and districtsSTEMTeachers and leaders

Diversifying Math Pathways

Colleges are creating math pathways that are relevant to students' fields of study and aligned with the skills needed for success.

College & careerEquityMathematicsResourceSTEM

Mathematics Learning Games that Break the Symbol Barrier

WestEd and BrainQuake partner to understand how math games impact student outcomes.

EquityMathematicsResearch and evaluationSTEMTechnology

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Science Teaching and Learning: When Teachers Learn, Students Succeed

Studies show Making Sense of SCIENCE professional learning improves teacher knowledge and transforms science classrooms.

LiteracyProfessional developmentScienceSTEM

Supporting EdTech Development with Research

WestEd helps EdTech startup partners transform their ideas into effective, research-based education improvement tools.

Research and evaluationSTEMTechnology