News from WCER
Translational Research Initiative Underway
May 23, 2011
A new collaboration forged between WCER and the School of Education’s Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships aims to extend and broaden the School’s ability to bridge research and practice and to better serve our community partners.
STEM Fields of Study at Community Colleges
May 17, 2011
The demand for graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields continues to grow rapidly.
Improving Community College Success
May 11, 2011
Many students who enter community colleges do not persist for longer than a semester, complete a program, or attain a credential.
Improving a Quality Educator Effectiveness System
May 9, 2011
CPRE researcher Steve Kimball and colleagues are helping the State’s Department of Public Instruction develop frameworks for teacher and principal evaluation.
Assessing Teaching Practice
May 5, 2011
Developing a teacher competency model doesn’t require reinventing the wheel.
Analyzing Conversations in a Multi-Party Epistemic Game
April 25, 2011
Multi-party chat is a standard feature of popular online games.
Professional Development for Teachers Using SEC Surveys
April 18, 2011
The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) are a set of data collection tools used with K-12 teachers of mathematics, science and English language arts to portray current instructional practices and content being taught in classrooms.
Recent Papers from ITP Scholars
April 11, 2011
WCER’s Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences is preparing a new generation of education science scholars to provide solid evidence of “what works” in education.
What Matters in Mentoring
April 11, 2011
It has always been important for young people to have mentors. Some mentors guide us through our personal lives; others help prepare us for our careers.
April Conference to Address Achievement Gap
March 28, 2011
The Minority Student Achievement Association is coordinating a conference for Detroit-area educators to discuss building school-community relationships, strategies for parental engagement, and models for community partnerships.
VARC Research Presented at This Week’s AEFP Conference
March 21, 2011
This week researchers from WCER’s Value-Added Research Center will present at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy.
Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Engineering Learning and Instruction
March 15, 2011
More K-12 educators are participating in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development activities.
Teaching Assessment for Teacher Human Capital Management
March 14, 2011
A new Working Paper compares seven prominent systems for assessing teaching practice.
Increasing Community College Student Success
March 7, 2011
Educators often attribute poor completion rates in community colleges to numerous ‘deficiencies’ that students bring with them.
Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching Practices
February 28, 2011
Policymakers and educators engaged in pedagogical reform in math and science seek to better understand teaching practices in colleges and universities.