University of Colorado at Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations project creates interactive simulations to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics worldwide. With this grant, PhET will be able to significantly advance its impact through the creation of next-generation simulations that engage students through intuitive, game-like environments where students learn through exploration and discovery. PhET will also work on developing research and technologies to advance effective design and classroom use of the openly licensed simulations.
About the Grantee
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Boulder, CO 80304
Grants to this Grantee
for support of a research hub that focuses on youth organizing
The National Education Policy Center, a nonprofit education research center housed at the University of Colorado Boulder, supports the Research Hub for Youth Organizing and Education Policy. In order to advance education justice, the hub conducts research and shares results and analyses with youth-organizing groups and coalitions. The goal of these efforts is to uplift and centralize the voices of marginalized youth to sustain a movement dedicated to improving education systems.
for a research-practice partnership to test theories of diffusion and scaled impact
The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder is a nationally recognized innovator that teaches, conducts research, and engages in outreach to improve educational practices and policies. The grantee — one of a new cohort of researcher-practice partnerships — will support professional learning so Denver educators can engage in culturally relevant, phenomenon-based (focused on observable events) science teaching; it will also organize a learning community meeting for the cohort of research-practice partnership grantees. This work will present a model of professional learning that districts and states may either adopt or adapt, while providing new thinking about the spread of innovation.