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Bscs Science Learning

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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: The mission of bscs is to transform science teaching and learning through research and development that strengthens learning environments and inspires a global community of scientifically literate citizens.

Programs: Federally funded projects - projects funded by grants from federal agencies that enable the organization to pursue its mission through research and development focusing on one or more of the following: design of instructional materials, teacher professional development, leadership development, and organizational change to support improvements in science teaching and learning. Projects involve exploration of new approaches, research on impacts or effectiveness of innovations, and synthesis of research on science teaching and learning. Grants are typically 1-5 years in length.

foundation funded projects - projects funded by foundations through open requests for proposals or by invitation. Foundation-funded projects enable the organization to pursue its mission through research and development focusing on one or more of the following: design of instructional materials, teacher professional development, leadership development, and organizational change to support improvements in science teaching and learning. Projects involve exploration of new approaches, research on impacts or effectiveness of innovations, and synthesis of research on science teaching and learning. Grants are typically from 1-3 years in length.

other funded projects - projects that are not funded through grants or by contracts to schools or districts. Most are professional development programs that are funded by participant registration fees or contracted services for publishers and other organizations.

school funded projects - projects that are funded as contracts to specific schools or school districts. School-funded projects typically consist of professional development for staff or technical assistance for planning, professional development, selection of instructional materials, or assessment.

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