Seeking Teachers Interested in Testing EcoXPT

November 26, 2016

We are seeking teachers who teach more than one section of middle school science to help us field test the new EcoXPT Curriculum. EcoXPT uses a virtual world to teach the causal dynamics of ecosystems and to help students learn the forms of experimentation and investigation that ecosystems scientists use to understand complex, real world science problems that exist on broad spatial and temporal scales. It helps them to learn the Crosscutting Themes of Patterns and Causality from the Next Generation Science Standards.  If you are a teacher who may be interested in having your classes...

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Solis and Donaldson Gramling Receive AERA Fellowship!

March 14, 2016

S. Lynneth Solis and Maleka Donaldson Gramling each won the 2016-2017 AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research based upon their scholarly achievements, the quality of their proposed research, and their potential to contribute to education research.  To have one winner is wonderful enough, but to have two from the same small lab is extraordinary!  The rest of us in the lab who know Maleka and Lynneth are not surprised but we are very, very proud and happy for them!

New CLIC Modules

Recent Curriculum from the CLiC Project!

December 20, 2015

We have developed and classroom-tested two curriculum modules. Each module is focused on a type of causality that is important to understanding environmental issues and climate change in particular. Module One is called "Becoming Global Thinkers: Thinking About Distant Causes and Effects. It focuses on cases when causes and effects are separated in space and time such that it is challenging to notice them. Module Two is called "Becoming Responsible Individuals: Understanding Distributed Causality." It focuses on cases when many actors play a role in contributing to collective...

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Ways to Teach Causality: Virtual Worlds Videoclip

December 16, 2014

What Are Innovative Ways to Teach Causality? Part 3: Virtual Worlds  The Center for Health and the Global Environment features a video of Tina Grotzer talking about our EcoLearn Projects and the ways that virtual worlds can invite students to reason about the causal dynamics that impact ecosystems and how our actions can impact the health of the environment.  It can be found here: