Teacher’s Toolbox

Overview

Since the project began in July 2021, the project team has engaged in a research process to iteratively develop, test, and refine a cross-disciplinary instructional framework and professional development model with middle school science teachers, using their classrooms to examine how these practices support students’ data literacy and reasoning skills.

Theory and Approaches
This toolbox offers resources used to build skills, knowledge, and mindsets needed to integrate arts-based pedagogies into science teaching with high quality, scientific data visualizations. Grounded in constructivist learning theory, our approach weaves together evidence-based frameworks from a variety of disciplines to achieve this goal.

We invite you to explore these approaches to do so in whatever way best suits your needs. If you find a particular combination of elements works well in your own classrooms, we’d love for you to share it with us!