News from WCER
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.
Educational Games for Personalized Medicine
February 21, 2011
Personalized medicine, particularly in the area of diabetes education, benefit from games and simulations.
February 15, 2011
Effective assessment practices are more likely to take place in schools with higher achievement.
Bolstering Achievement at Minority Serving Institutions
February 14, 2011
Clifton Conrad and colleague Marybeth Gasman study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions.
Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know
February 7, 2011
In a newly published book, Douglas Harris sets out to help educators and policy makers understand the complex subject of value-added measurement.