TDSB Research Department series on STEM
Check out the following 2016 reports publically available on the TDSB Research & Information Services site. Path: Publications > Technology and Innovation in Education. One of the important things about these reports, is the link to the TDSB vision/goals and student outcomes/success, see A Vision for Learning in TDSB on the TDSB Learning Centers page.
K-12 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING STRATEGY: INCORPORATING THE ARTS INTO STEM: This fact sheet has been written to inform policy decisions in regards to the TDSB’s Improving School Effectiveness and Student Achievement & Well Being through Learning Centres Strategy. Click here for the fact sheet (2016).
STEM TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD: TOWARDS A STRONG THEORETICAL FOUNDATION AND SCALING UP FROM INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE K-12 STEM STRATEGY RESEARCH SERIES I: Using longitudinal research design this “use-inspired developmental evaluation” study examines the system-wide STEM implementation in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). At the end of the first year of implementation of the STEM Strategy, our research revealed important findings about administrator, teacher, coaches, and student attitudes towards STEM education, STEM teaching and learning practices, and STEM professional learning practices. This research study provides comprehensive empirical data to track outcomes for teachers, administrators, coaches and students’ learning and involved a longitudinal STEM strategy over three years to improve educational opportunities, decrease marginalization and improve school outcomes for all learners. This report also includes comprehensive literature on STEM pedagogy, trans-disciplinary STEM education, robotics and STEM education, characteristics of effective professional learning communities, and coaching. Click here for the full report (2016).
Check ’em out, Rowan