Deepening Learning Through Relevant, Community-Focused, and Phenomenon-based Science Teaching

Project: Research project

Project Details


Northwestern University (NU) will collaborate with the University of Colorado, Boulder, to provide instructional materials and professional development materials in the NGSX platform to support this three-year project. In particular, NU will • Develop and co-facilitate professional learning activities within the NGSX platform on teaching with NGSS-designed units to support teachers in years 1 and 2 of the project summer institute • Develop and lead virtual support sessions for teachers working with the project instructional materials • Adapt and provide access to phenomenon-based units chosen for scale-up in Denver Public Schools for use in Denver classrooms • Evaluate student growth on a sample of student work in all three years • Contribute to external research publications developed from the project.
Effective start/end date11/20/1712/31/21


  • University of Colorado (1556129//2017-6855)
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (1556129//2017-6855)


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