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An SLRG Slam Dunk!

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Congratulations to SLRG members Shondricka Burrell and Reed Kendall who will be representing the graduate and undergraduate classes, respectively, as the 2019 Temple College of Education Graduation speakers! Their speeches will feature views on how educators should be agents of growth in their communities. We can hardly wait to hear your speeches!


Klavon Selected for Prestigious Institute

Timothy G. Klavon, graduate research assistant in SLRG, has been selected for the 2019 Sandra K. Abell Institute. Selection is highly competitive and many congratulations to Tim!

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The Sandra K. Abell Institute is a prestigious event for promising doctoral students in the discipline of science education research and recognizes the importance of investing in these talented individuals. Tim joins a select group of doctoral students and science education scholars that have participated over the last decade.

The 2019 Institute will be held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

Thinking scientifically in a changing world

Check out Doug Lombardi’s article about scientific thinking, recently published in APA Science Directorate’s Psychological Science Agenda

We need to talk more…much more…about climate change…

…but, how do we do it?

Check out this awesome @TEDTalks video featuring noted Climate Scientist and Climate Science Spokesperson, Katharine Heyhoe (@KHayhoe)

A new SLRG article about makerspaces just published

Image result for international journal of stem educationCongratulations to Ananya Matewos on the publication of her new article on makerspaces, which are an increasingly popular way to promote design-based learning. The full article is available for download because it was published in the open-access International Journal of STEM Education. To access the article, click here.


New SLRG Article Published

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Congratulations to Dr. Janelle Bailey, who with former student Dr. Raquel Chung-Parsons, has just published an article on science teaching in Teaching and Teacher Education, a premier educational research journal. Check out the abstract by clicking

New SLRG article in The Science Teacher

Congratulations to Jess McLaughlin, lead author on an article that will be published in The Science Teacher, November 2018 edition.  

The article features a problem-based learning activity to promote students’ spatial reasoning about Earth’s subsurface. You can access the article by going to our publications page or by clicking hereThe Science Teacher is a practitioner journal for high school teachers published by the National Science Teacher’s Association.

SLRG Team to Present at NCIC 2018


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SLRG will be well-represented at the 2018 National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition (NCIC) Research Program. Team members Tim Klavon, Jess McLaughlin, and Reed Kendall will be presenting their research at NCIC on April 14-15 in New York City. Click here for more details.