SERC has established Pedagogic Service partnerships with digital libraries, campus based teaching and learning centers, and other education projects. SERC's current partners are listed below.
These partnerships are actively engaged in developing new pedagogic service portals. You can view "in-progress" sites, which reveal some of Pedagogic Service Project structures by clicking on the links below. These projects are in various states of development.
- Learning and Teaching Center (LTC) (more info) and Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (Quirk) Initiative. Carleton is engaged in developing a set of modules and examples that support faculty development workshops on campus and foster discussion of teaching across the campus.
- The LTC coordinates programs for new and experienced faculty, circulates new information about teaching theories and strategies, and helps to identify problems and suggest solutions for classroom practice. Its Teaching Resources section showcases resources and expertise on campus.
- QuIRK is an innovative project intended to help Carleton and other institutions of higher education better prepare students to evaluate and use quantitative evidence in their future roles as citizens, consumers, professionals, business people, and government leaders. QUIRK has sponsored development of a module on Quantitative Writing. The National Numeracy Network has adopted this module and expanded its example collection.
- CAUSE (The Consortium for Undergraduate Statistics Education) has launched a pedagogic service portal to serve statistics educators. This portal includes two modules sponsored by CAUSE Testing Conjectures and Teaching with Data Simulations as well as growing set of examples.
- The Center for Teaching and Learning-Stanford University supports effective communication of knowledge and the love of learning by faculty in the classroom, by graduate students in their roles as apprentice scholar/teachers, and by undergraduates as they take their place in the community of scholars. They hosted an initiative to redesign introductory geoscience courses that produced course and activity pages now available through the library, the Cutting Edge collections and the Starting Point collections. This initiative used a novel design engaging faculty and graduate students together in redesigning the course.
- The Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL) is a collaborative, community-driven effort to provide chemistry faculty with exemplary digital resources, tools, and online services for teaching and learning chemistry. ChemEd DL has developed a pedagogic service portal where workshop participants have posted teaching activities making use of ChemEd DL resources for teaching chemistry.
- comPADRE Digital Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education (more info) is a growing network of educational resource collections supporting teachers and students in Physics and Astronomy. comPADRE has launched a pedagogic service portal. This collection includes activities developed through face-to-face and virtual workshop processes.
- Enduring Resources for Earth Sciences Education (ERESE) is a collaboration between middle and high school teachers and Earth scientists that promotes the development and use of teaching materials incorporating state-of-the-art geoscience research results. ERESE has developed a pedagogic portal to share teaching activities that use ERESE resources and to link them to pedagogic methods.
- MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) seeks to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily incorporated into courses. MERLOT has developed three pedagogic service portals to serve MERLOT's Biology, Mathematics, and Physics communities and initiated work on portals for Modern Languages and Geoscience.
- Minnesota Science Teachers Education Project MnSTEP provides convenient, relevant, standards-based summer science institutes to teachers throughout Minnesota. MnSTEP uses the pedagogic service to share the activities they design as part of this program with one another and the broader community. They have completed more than 500 activities across the sciences.
- Microbial Life Educational Resources promotes visibility of on-line resources for use in the teaching of microbiology. Their pedagogic portal includes modules and activities on Socratic questioning, teaching with data and teaching with games.
- NAGT On the Cutting Edge helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world who are focused on improving their teaching. This iniative makes use of the pedagogic service to support workshop participants in using a vareity of teaching methods. Their teaching methods portal includes five new modules on ConcepTests, Lecture Tutorials, Structured Academic Controversy, Teaching with Google Earth and Teaching Urban Students. In addition, links to activities and modules are included throughout their site. The Cutting Edge sites on Introductory Geoscience and Assessment make particularly heavy use of the Pedagogic Service.
- National Numeracy Network envisions a society in which all citizens possess the power and habit of mind to search out quantitative information, critique it, reflect upon it, and apply it in their public, personal and professional lives. The Network promotes education that integrates quantitative skills across all disciplines and at all levels. The NNN website makes use of the Pedagogic Service to bring information on teaching methods, including Quantitative Writing and Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum to its user community. The NNN has used its annual meetings to generate new examples for the library.
- Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is an informal alliance of educators and institutions focused on understanding and sharing what works in undergraduate education. The SERC Pedagogic Library is drawing on resources from PKAL, while PKAL is using the Pedagogic Service to empower faculty to use Pedagogies of Engagement. The PKAL pedagogic portal provides access to modules created or reviewed by its Pedagogic Pioneers as well as example collections created by participating patners
- Quantitative Social Science Digital Library – this NSF funded NSDL pathway is making use of the pedagogic service. Initial work involved improving access to DataCounts modules by providing extended descriptions using activity sheets and a faceted search using grade level and subject to access the modules.
- Starting Point Project led by SERC built and piloted the initial Pedagogic Resource Library with 27 modules and over 500 activities. The Starting Point website now includes modules and activities developed by Spreadsheets across the Curriculum and Cutting Edge as part of its collections.
- Spreadsheets Across The Curriculum project and the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education have utilized the pedagogic service to build a module describing this pedagogy based in creative use of PowerPoint and Excel resources. These resources promote quantitative literacy by facilitating mathematical problem solving beyond the mathematics classroom. In addition to the general collection, a special collections address teaching of Physical Volcanology. The Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module is now in use by Starting Point and the National Numeracy Network.
- Visionlearning is an innovative educational resource designed for students, teachers, parents or anyone interested in learning. Visionlearning has developed a module on Teaching the Process of Science that includes a collection of example courses and activities contributed by participants in a 2009 workshop.
- Whitaker Center is a collaboration of faculty, staff, and students from FGCU's College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education, and the School of Engineering committed to improving the delivery and content of science and mathematics across all levels. In January 2009 the Whitaker Center hosted a faculty seminar to explore Publishing On Line that provided an opportunity to learn about the Pedagogic Service, review activities and experiment with submitting activities. The Whitaker Center has moved forward with a more extensive collaboration with the Pedagogic Service to develop a repository of their STEM faculties' teaching activities and of activities developed by local teachers during their Summer Science Institute.
- Starting Point:Teaching and Learning Economics, an NSF funded project to create pedaogic resources for Economics faculty is revising and authoring modules with economics activities. Their portal will launch in fall 2009.