Capstone Guidelines

Nepal International Field Studies Classroom Resources


3D-Assessment Resources

3D-Assessment Podcast

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Printable NGSS Poster to Display and Share

Phenomenon Podcasts

Phenomenon events are being used by science educators as an effective teaching strategy to engage students in the learning process.  Discrepant events usually involve a phenomenon that is often counter-intuitive and creates cognitive dissonance in the minds of the learners.  When used in conjunction with the 5 E Learning Cycle Model, a phenomenon is the first E:  Engage.  The following podcasts introduce viewers to discrepant events and show several examples.  The science behind the phenomenon is not part of the podcasts, but it is imperative that teachers fully develop the scientific concepts for each discrepant event in order to eliminate the possible creation of misconceptions.  Phenomenon events are most powerful when used in conjunction with the disciplinary core idea, but can also be used to support science and engineering practices.

Toolkit for Teacher Concept Change

Conceptual Change Toolkit

MSSE Sponsored Workshops

Indigenous Student Researchers Workshop. April 2024.

Phenomenon & the 5 E’s: St. Louis NSTA 2019

2019 WSST Teachers as Researchers Part 1 Part 2

2019 WSST Conference: 3 D Assessment

National STEM Honor Society

MSSE has partnered with the National STEM Honor Society. This organization inspires innovations and recognizes student excellence from K to Career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Library Assistance and Resources Link

John Graves

Dr. John Graves

MSSE Director

Master of Science in Science Education Program
Montana State University