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Fostering Change: Ideas and Best Practices for Diversity in STEM Teaching in K-12 Classrooms

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Earth Optimism for Educators: Climate Change Building a Sustainable Mindset
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Earth Optimism for Educators: Climate Change | Building a Sustainable Mindset

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Explore Smithsonian: How Do Astronomers See the Invisible Parts of the Universe?

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Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Cari

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Good Thinking: Make Sense of Science Class

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Teaching ELL Students– Teaching Academic Vocabulary

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Strategic Planning Institute 2013

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Autumn-Lynn Harrison - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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Why Right Brained is Wrong…Brained

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LASER Focused: A Model for Teaching Inquiry-Based Science to English Learners - 2017-2018 District Report: Denver Public Schools
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LASER 2017-2018 District Report Highlights: Denver Public Schools

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Explore Smithsonian: How Do Astronomers See the Invisible Parts of the Universe?

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Teacher Tips: Land and Water

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Earth Optimism Student Video Competition: Conserving Coral Reefs

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Learning Without Borders (Carol O’Donnell, 2018)

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Smithsonian Science for Global Goals PowerPoint

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Time: It’s Like, So Deep

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Setting Up and Maintaining an Online Science Classroom for Success

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Difficult Conversations in Extraordinary Times

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LASER i3 Across 3 Regions

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Stories of Women IN STEM at the Smithsonian
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Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian

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LASER Focused on English Learners: PD plus an inquiry-based science curriculum improves K-8 teachers' perceived ability to support ELs and reduces the achievement gap in math and reading
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LASER Focused on English Learners - OELA 2020 Poster

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Why is My Shadow Shorter Sometimes and Longer Other Times?

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Science Starts With a Question: Chemical Reactions (Teacher Guide)

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i3 PLC Leaders Becoming an Increasingly Effective Collaborative Team

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Explore Smithsonian: How Are Optical Instruments Tested Before Space Flight?

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Scaffolding Science Vocabulary Development within Inquiry-Based Instruction

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Opening Our Minds & Success in Conservation - Plenary 1 - Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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Earth Optimism Student Video Competition: Dajopen

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Inquiry-Based Science Fosters 21st Century Skills

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Weather Lab

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