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April Focus: 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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Supporting English Learners in Mathematics: Information Linking

Students who are English learners can develop deeper mathematical connections if teachers invite and support them in linking information.

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Building Supports for Students with Disabilities in Mathematics

It takes time and dedication to bring the message to all stakeholders that “all students can succeed” and to make sure this is not just a slogan but a practice embedded in everyone’s daily work.

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Making Math Meaningful with Culturally Relevant Curriculum

"Students know that they’re not represented in the textbooks and they’ve known it all along, but until they see themselves represented they don’t realize what an impact that has."

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WestEd’s Michelle Tiu Joins EdTech Genome Project Steering Committee

Michelle Tiu, WestEd’s Director of Education Technology in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program, will serve as a member of The EdTech Genome Project, who aims to help inform educators and school administrators’ decision-making around which edtech solutions to invest in for their schools and districts.

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July Focus: Summer Reads Guaranteed to Inform and Inspire

Check out these resources to learn about supporting English learner students, implementing restorative-justice practices, and more.

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Designing Productive Mathematical Talk: Supporting English Learner Students

Experts from WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners initiative describe why incorporating opportunities for effective dialogue with peers is essential for effective math teaching and learning.

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Classroom Innovations: A Protocol for Teacher Collaboration

This guide offers steps and resources for working with peers to research classroom innovations that benefit next generation science classrooms, reflect on current practices, and respond to challenges.

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WestEd STEM Projects Featured in National Science Foundation Video Showcase

WestEd projects are featured in the 5th annual STEM for All Video Showcase. The event features over 240 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the week-long event (May 13-20), researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and members of the public are […]

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Published Articles by WestEd

Redesigning Math Curriculum to Improve Student Learning

How can research findings from cognitive and learning sciences be applied in authentic settings to improve student learning outcomes in mathematics?

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