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Teachers get up-close view of what research about learning looks like

08/8/2017

Over 150 educators take part in first-ever Science in Action Day at Johns Hopkins University

SLI’s Pilot Program Will Test Novel Approach to Teaching Science

07/20/2017

With a 1.4 million federal grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, SLI researchers will test a novel approach to teaching 3rd-grade science.

SLI Seeking Post-doctoral Research Fellow

06/1/2017

The Science of Learning Institute and the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a highly qualified post-doctoral research fellow to join an interdisciplinary research team to develop and evaluate a novel spatially-enhanced 3rd grade science curriculum and teacher supports.

Kelly Fisher and Kristin Gagnier awarded Institute of Education Sciences Grant

05/30/2017

SLI’s Kelly Fisher and Kristin Gagnier were awarded a Cognition and Student Learning (CASL) grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a novel 3rd-grade science curriculum and teacher professional development supports. This 1.4 million dollar award is in partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools.

SLI’s Susan Courtney named vice provost for faculty affairs

05/30/2017

SLI researcher, Susan Courtney, will become the university's next vice provost for faculty affairs.

SLI to Host 150 K-12 Educators for a “Science in Action” Day

05/16/2017

Educators and school leaders will spend ½ day at Johns Hopkins University to gain first-hand experience in the conduct of science of learning research and explore how research is related to educational practice.

SLI team takes interdisciplinary approach to characterize children’s block building skill

05/16/2017

SLI team aims to understand the development of children’s block-building skill, how this spatial skill is linked to academic learning more generally, and how it can be nurtured to move children from "novice" to "expert" builders.

SLI highlights translational science at SRCD 2017

04/12/2017

SLI explores how translational science can advance science and serve society at SRCD 2017

SLI and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning host a faculty development workshop

04/7/2017

SLI co-develops faculty development workshop on science of learning research

SLI hosts workshop at AAAS on communicating science to public audiences

03/20/2017

SLI hosts AAAS workshop to explore (1) the importance of communication of scientific findings to broad audiences, (2) the traditional approach to dissemination and its limitations, (3) how to make science understandable and meaningful to general audiences while at the same time preserving scientific integrity, and (4) best practices in communicating scientific findings to target audiences.