New NCTAF toolkit intends to help educators integrate instruction with new science standards, STEM concepts
A new STEM teaching toolkit from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) aims to improve curriculum design through authentic, collaborative, project-based learning experiences.
Developed from its multi-year, multi-site STEM Learning Studios program, the new toolkit offers a three-pronged strategy that combines project-based learning, professional learning communities, and outside content experts.
The Learning Studios toolkit features free, online resources that are a mix of design and communication templates, reflective discussion protocols, and evaluation surveys to guide and monitor complex, interdisciplinary curriculum and assessment work.
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