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Posts for March 2014

Larry Malone | March 12, 2014 | In Memoriam

On December 21, 2013, the FOSS family suffered a heavy loss. Dr. Terry Shaw died after a courageous six-year struggle with cancer.

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Larry Malone | March 11, 2014 | Observations by Larry

A Framework for K-12 Science Education identifies three dimensions of the science education enterprise—three instructional/conceptual arenas in which our students should be facile and competent.

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Karen Mendelow Nelson | March 10, 2014 | Technology

While you are together with your class investigating the activities in FOSS modules, students will often come up with "I wonder" questions. Of course, teachers wonder things too.

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Kathy Long | March 07, 2014 | Assessment

Research has shown that frequent formative assessment is a key to improved learning (Black and Wiliam, 1998; Wiliam, 2011). But developing prompts, analyzing test data, and developing next-step strategies can take a significant amount of time. Enter FOSSmap.

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FOSS Newsletter Staff | March 06, 2014 | Program News

In a wonderful blend of art and science, nationally syndicated Stone Soup creator Jan Eliot depicts her character Alix, a young girl and "budding" scientist, innocently releasing an invasive crayfish into the wild.

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Erica Beck Spencer | March 05, 2014 | FOSS Partnerships

Over the lifespan of GEMS-Net, the program has coordinated opportunities for more than 70 University of Rhode Island and community scientists and engineers to collaborate with teachers and schools.

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Natalie Yakushiji | March 04, 2014 | Program News

It used to be fairly rare to have students with food allergies, but now it is not uncommon to have multiple students with food allergies in a single class and for those allergies to possibly be severe.

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Joanna Totino | March 03, 2014 | FOSS Partnerships

The Bayview Zone of San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) consists of seven schools that include approximately 1,800 pre-K–12 students—schools that serve the highest concentrations of African-American students in the district.

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