At Digital Promise, we are committed to developing and activating a research agenda that can move OpenSciEd forward as an opportunity for the science education community. With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, we are organizing a wide range of stakeholders — including STEM education designers, researchers, teachers and administrators, and program officers — to collaboratively develop and launch an OpenSciEd Research Agenda that attends to issues of equity in science education.
OpenSciEd aims to develop and disseminate high-quality, multi-year, NGSS-aligned curricula and supporting materials. The science education community needs rigorous research studies that examine the potential of OpenSciEd to improve outcomes and identify what steps schools and districts that use and adopt OpenSciEd need to take to realize this potential.
During the past year, we have hosted convenings, workshops, and working groups to develop a research agenda as well as build community and form productive partnerships. Through these partnerships, we aim to articulate promising research questions, establish appropriate methodological approaches, and generate an equity-centered approach.
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Read the updated versions of “A Field-Driven, Equity-Centered Research Agenda for OpenSciEd” and “An Initial Logic Model to Guide OpenSciEd Research” white papers to learn more about our work and see the timeline below for our upcoming plans and goals.
Read our updated report: “A Summary and Synthesis of Initial OpenSciEd Research.” The purposes of this paper are to summarize and synthesize currently published OpenSciEd research. The synthesis aims to provide preliminary answers to two questions about OpenSciEd: (1) To what extent do teachers enact OpenSciEd units with integrity to its distinctive principles? and (2) To what extent do OpenSciEd teacher tools and professional learning experiences support teachers to enact OpenSciEd with integrity?
We previously released an early version of this document to inform the development of upcoming research proposals. Based on feedback from readers, we released the revised version in March 2023.
Kickoff Webinar – Webinar Recording – Slides – “An Initial Logic Model to Guide OpenSciEd Research” white paper (draft version)
Working Groups Parallel Session 1
Working Groups Parallel Session 2
Working Groups Parallel Session 3
Publish OpenSciEd Research Agenda
“A Field-Driven, Equity-Centered Research Agenda for OpenSciEd” white paper (draft version)
OpenSciEd Research Seed Funding Opportunity Webinar
OpenSciEd Research Seed Funding Opportunity Application Due by Friday, January 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
Notification of OpenSciEd Research Seed Funding Opportunity Awards – February 28, 2022
Grant period for the OpenSciEd Research Seed Funding Opportunity – March 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022
March 2022 – Publish “An Initial Logic Model to Guide OpenSciEd Research” white paper (updated version) and “A Field-Driven, Equity-Centered Research Agenda for OpenSciEd” white paper (updated version)
March 2023 – Publish A Summary and Synthesis of Initial OpenSciEd Research (updated version)
Daniel Damelin, Concord Consortium
Tamara Heck, Michigan Department of Education
Okhee Lee, New York University
Ann Rivet, Teachers College, Columbia University
Tina Vo, University of Nevada, Las Vegas