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THE MANY FACES OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP

By Dina Portnoy Director for Senior Fellows Programs, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation April 8, 2014 Over the 27 years that I worked for the School District of Philadelphia, I played a…

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BACKBONE TEACHERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHER-GENERATED PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

By Nicole Gillespie Executive Director, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation March 5, 2014 I’ve written two previous posts on this blog describing KSTF’s vision of a Backbone Teacher (Backbone Teachers: A Strategy…

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FOUR ELEMENTS TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

By Howard Glasser  Program Officer for Teacher Development, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  February 24, 2014 When searching for ways to become better teachers, all educators can, and often do, ask, “How…

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CLOSING THE “ENGINEERING GAP”: WHY KSTF SUPPORTS TEACHERS GENERATING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ENGINEERING PRACTICES IN CLASSROOMS

By Dina Portnoy, Director for Senior Fellows Programs, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation; and Patti Schaefer and Casey O’Hara, Senior Fellows, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation February 10, 2014 Students are expected…

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WHY PRACTITIONER INQUIRY?

By Jodie Galosy Director for Research & Evaluation, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation  January 24, 2014 A few years ago, I answered the question “Why Practitioner Inquiry?” with something about teachers…

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BACKBONE TEACHERS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER?

By Nicole Gillespie Executive Director, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation January 17, 2014 When we first launched our new website, I wrote a blog post introducing the idea of Backbone Teachers. We’ve…

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IS IT FAIR?

By Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation January 13, 2014 I recently met a teacher who was doing some really exciting work with multimedia mash-ups as a…

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A SIMPLE GRADE-EMAILER

By Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation December 16, 2013 If you’ve been following along at home, you should have set up a Google site, and developed…

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GOOGLE FORMS FOR FUN AND LEARNING

By Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation December 10, 2013 Many websites try to get short response survey answers from their users: “How amazing is our customer…

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COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENT BUILDING

By Eric Eslinger Program Officer, Educational Technology, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation December 3, 2013 Someone once asked me about my favorite Google product. This could be thought of as a strange…

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