Higher Education Institution

PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado, Boulder

Boulder, CO

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By 2021, we will...

Create 5-10 new high-quality interactive simulations for elementary STEM, train 50 elementary teachers on the use of PhET, add 25 teacher-contributed STEM lessons at the elementary level, and integrate PhET sims into 2-3 elementary level curricular products.

Create 2 new virtual professional development workshops for in-service teachers and instructional supports for education faculty to integrate PhET simulations into their pre-service teaching courses.

Create 20 new next-generation interactive math and science simulations that are openly licensed (free), reach urban and rural classrooms, include supports for teacher implementation, and transform new and existing education curriculum/products.

Is there anything else you intend to do to maximize your impact via the network?

We intend to partner with other organizations focused on elementary to share learnings and increase impact.

We intend to partner with teacher preparation and training programs and other technology-oriented partners to collaboratively develop new course materials for pedagogical training of pre-service teachers around teaching with technology, including PhET simulations.

We intend to partner with curriculum/product development groups to create more core instructional materials that model pedagogically-effective use of PhET simulations for teachers.