University of Colorado Boulder

For The Physics Education Technology Project (PhET) And Research On Measuring Deeper Learning

  • Amount
    $900,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/17/2014
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
University of Colorado at Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations project creates interactive simulations – based on extensive education research – to increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics worldwide. This grant would enable PhET to significantly advance its impact through creation of next-generation simulations, related teacher professional development resources, and research and technologies to advance effective design and classroom use to support the new Next Generation Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and deeper learning. Through this grant, PhET will increase the number of next-generation simulations it provides, enhance the organization’s ability to support improved teaching practices, improve the accessibility of the simulations to all students, increase knowledge about effective simulation design for deeper learning, and move toward a more sustainable long-term business model.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.cu.edu/regents 
Address
3100 Marine Street, Rm. 481, Boulder, CO, 80304, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for fostering inclusive math learning for emergent bilinguals through interactive simulations  
University of Colorado 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 develop and pilot an interactive simulation to support K-1 mathematics learners in developing deep numbers sense. The project will focus on supporting emergent bilinguals’ participation and sensemaking in mathematics and will inform the Open Education strategy’s goal to ensure that OER is designed to be responsive for every learner. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)
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. (Strategy: Tie-Off)

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