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Posts for March 2016

Joanna Totino | February 24, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

We've been hearing more and more about FOSS being used in summer schools around the country. In this issue we highlight two programs in California taking different approaches to bringing active learning to summer school students.

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Larry Malone | February 24, 2016 | Observations by Larry

In the mid 1990s, NSF was mounting a series of major science education reform efforts. The architects of these programs were sincere; the goals were laudable, and the enthusiasm on the ground was palpable. But ultimately, the envisioned reforms were not realized.

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Diana Vélez and Natalie Yakushiji | February 23, 2016 | Literacy

More and more we hear requests for FOSS materials in other languages.

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Jennifer Slavick | February 23, 2016 | FOSS in Schools

Recently I walked into Ryan Kollar's sixth-grade science class and noticed something strange. It wasn't the fact that the kids were basically operating the class through concentrated student-led group discussion. It wasn't the weird diagrams drawn on the board. Nope, it wasn't even the cockroaches perched on the walls of the aquarium in his classroom. The strange thing I saw was Kollar smiling.

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Kathy Long | February 23, 2016 | Assessment

Formative assessment has become a bit of a buzzword, and like other educational terms it can come to mean many different things.

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Erica Beck Spencer | February 23, 2016 | FOSS Outdoors

Has a student of yours ever asked a question so big and so important that everything else had to stop until the answer could be found?

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