The Daily Domer Staff | Jan. 2, 2013 | Notre Dame Institute for Educational Initiatives
Across America, the educational community is united on the need for improved education in the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
But as teachers look to adopt successful methods to help their students, they often run up against a simple problem: without detailed feedback on their students' learning habits, it's hard for teachers to know what works.
A new Notre Dame study will give teachers a boost.
The Spencer Foundation has awarded the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education with a $300,000 grant to study how indicators of student learning can help middle-school science teachers improve their instructional practices.
The grant is part of the Spencer Foundation's "Evidence for the Classroom" initiative, a collaboration between Dr. Hilda Borko of Stanford University, Dr. Felipe Martinez of UCLA, and Dr. Matt Kloser, the director of the Center for STEM Education.