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Proven Programs in Education: Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM)

Proven Programs in Education: Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM)

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Foreword by Rodger Bybee

May 2014 | 136 pages | Corwin
Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles:

  • Proven Programs in Literacy
  • Proven Programs in STEM
  • Proven Programs in  Social Emotional Development        
  • Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment
The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Rodger Bybee
Robert Slavin
About the Editor
Robert Slavin
Chapter 1. What Works in Teaching Math
Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama
Chapter 2. The Importance of the Early Years
Chris Kyriacou
Chapter 3. Building Mathematics Skills
James Hiebert and Douglas Grouws
Chapter 4. Which Instructional Methods Are Most Effective for Mathematics?
Celia Hoyles
Chapter 5. Understanding Mathematics Learning
Norman Lott Webb
Chapter 6. Depth of Knowledge for Mathematics
Megan Franke
Chapter 7. Supporting Sensemaking: Thinking Mathematically
Steven Ross and Deborah Lowther
Chapter 8. Effectively Using Technology in Education
Bette Chambers
Chapter 9. Embedded Multimedia: Trailing Edge Technology Cuts a New Path
Neil Mercer
Chapter 10. Interactive Whiteboards and Classroom Interactions
Omar Lopez
Chapter 11. Whiteboards Are for Learning
Jody Clarke-Midura
Chapter 12. The Role of Technology in Science Assessments
Lynne Schrum and Barbara Levin
Chapter 13. Digital Storytelling: Reinventing How Learners Communicate
Cathy Cavanaugh
Chapter 14. Blended Education for Elementary and Secondary Students
Christine Greenhow
Chapter 15. Online Social Networking for Learning
Leslie Wilson
Chapter 16. Transforming Education, One-to-One
Maureen Haldane and Rebecca Smith
Chapter 17. Using Technology for Active Differentiation
Deborah Lowther and Steven Ross
Chapter 18. Professional Development: The Key to Integrating Technology
Allen Thurston
Chapter 19. Using Cooperative Learning to Engage Students in Science
Christopher Harris and Ronald Marx
Chapter 20. Teaching Practices That Matter in Middle School Science
Mary Ratcliffe
Chapter 21. How Science Teachers Use Research Evidence
Jo Ellen Roseman
Chapter 22. Linking Textbooks to Science Learning
Okhee Lee
Chapter 23. Diversity and Equity in Science Education
Wolff-Michael Roth
Chapter 24. Learning to See Scientifically
Brenda Gustafson and Dougal MacDonald
Chapter 25. Ideas About Designing Science Programs
Sir John Holman
Chapter 26. Evidence-Based Policy Making: Theory Into Practice

“Overall, this book does an excellent job of putting current research into an accessible format for anyone interested in learning about the latest ideas for improving education practice and supporting student learning and development.”

Bethann Wiley, University of Minnesota–Minneapolis/St. Paul
Teaching Children Mathematics
Key features
  • Part of a series of edited volumes of practical articles from Better magazine on best practices in education by premier researchers and authors in the US and UK
  • This book specifically highlights Better magazine’s best articles in Science, Technology, and Math
  • The chapters in this book address the issues of effective teaching of STEM subjects at all grade levels
  • The chapters are based on research and case studies on the most innovative approaches to teaching math or science
  • Each chapter contains listings of sources for more detail on the research for readers who want to know more, but each chapter presents enough to allow the reader to understand the author’s work and its meaning for their own teaching or leadership.
  • Each chapter has been selected for its clear use of research to illustrate best practices rather than being an academic reference
  • Foreword by Marcia Tate

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