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TELS Community Research Goals
|Strategic Interests||Goals||Anticipated Outcomes|
|Information Technology and Curriculum Development||Create and document new learning environments enriched by computer visualizations of scientific phenomena that teachers can customize.
Test these learning environments in schools with diverse student populations.
|Improve student achievement in science.
Increase the number and quality of students applying for postsecondary education in science and science education.
|Professional Development||Increase the number and diversity of teachers and administrators who can take full advantage of information technology to support science learning.
Develop research-based models and materials for professional development.
|Develop sustainable school leadership approaches to support science instruction that takes advantage of technological tools.|
|Graduate Education||Expand graduate programs in technology-enhanced science education. Increase the number and diversity of graduate students in science education who are expert in educational technology-related research, curriculum development, professional development, and policy.
Stimulate development of new gradate programs that prepare leaders in science educational technology.
|Create a diverse pool of educational leaders and policy makers knowledgeable about science programs that effectively incorporate educational technology.|
|Science Education Research||Increase the amount and quality of research examining how effectively information technology can improve science learning.||Generate a substantial body of research on the use of information technology to improve science education in diverse schools and classrooms.|
|Effective Use of Information Technology in Science Education||Form partnerships dedicated to enhancing science education through information technology. Form open source communities to design improved instructional materials.||Create sustainable support for partnerships that are enhancing science education through technology.|