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.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of an open access scientific teaching course
The University of Colorado Boulder is facilitating a multiorganization collaboration to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a digital, open-access scientific teaching course for college science instructors that fully integrates an AJEDI (anti-racist, just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive) approach to teaching. With this grant, the team will use an open pedagogy approach that draws on diverse instructor and student voices to co-create the course, comprising a set of self-guided modules designed to equip instructors with the tools and mindsets to create active and inclusive learning environments. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)