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2020 Award Winner of Margaret Nicholson Distinguished Service Award: Karen A. Cerwin

The award honors Cerwin’s contribution to science education, her leadership and service, and her positive impact on the quality of science teaching.

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Carnegie Math Pathways

Carnegie Math Pathways Virtual Courses See 3x the Success Rate of Traditional Math Sequences

WestEd is pleased to announce new fully online courses, Carnegie Math Pathways Quantway and Statway Virtual, are boosting students’ successful course completion by 3 to 4 times the rate of more traditional course sequences in math.

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Using Visualizations to Improve K-12 Student Learning

Researchers discuss how processes of visual comparison enhance student learning and communicate complex ideas in an effective way.

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WestEd Announces 2020–2021 NextGenScience Peer Review Panel (PRP) Launch

The NextGenScience project at WestEd has finalized the selection of a Peer Review Panel to continue its work evaluating lesson sequences and units designed for the Next Generation Science Standards, and sharing selected high-quality examples online.

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High-Quality Online Professional 
Development, Training, and Support

Our virtual services provide access to a national network of peers and deliver timely evidence-based guidance to keep you moving forward.

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Karon Klipple

“We’re All In This Together”: Carnegie Math Pathways Helps Educators Transition to Distance Learning Amid COVID-19

Carnegie Math Pathways helps its national network of math faculty with the abrupt transition to distance learning, as it prepares to launch online versions of all Pathways courses in fall 2020.

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NextGenScience at WestEd: Transforming Science Teaching and Learning

WestEd is pleased to announce the launch of NextGenScience—a new project and team focused on advancing science teaching, learning, and achievement nationwide through the implementation of rigorous science standards.

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Extending Mathematical Practice Standards Across the Curriculum

In mathematics, students learn to discern patterns or structures in numbers, shapes, or equations. But, they can also be encouraged to see patterns and structures in other subject areas.

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Supporting the Needs of Next Generation Science Education

Our Making Sense of SCIENCE team sat down with educators from the Manteca Unified School District to learn how they are implementing Next Generation Science Standards.

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Improving STEM Teaching and Learning – Top Resources for Teachers and Leaders

This month we highlight strategies for student success in STEM subjects. Check out the following six tips and accompanying resources.

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