Current Projects

Annotated Research Papers in the Classroom

How can annotated papers be used in the classroom, and what learning gains are taking place?  This project investigates what science processes students can learn using annotated literature, including expert-like thinking and experimental design skills. Learn more about this project here.


Teacher Training using Annotated Primary Literature

STEM education is changing. Education standards and frameworks are moving away from memorizing scientific content and toward engaging students with the nature & practices of science. Primary literature can be powerful tool for teaching with emphasis on real science.  How can teachers best leverage annotated papers in their classrooms? Learn more about this project here.


Annotator Training as a Professional Development Experience

Graduate students in STEM fields represent an untapped pool of talent to improve both STEM education and STEM communication.  How can annotating a scientific research paper provide STEM graduate students with skills to make them knowledgeable educators and communicators?  How does the annotation training change participants attitudes regarding STEM education and STEM communication? Learn more about this project here.


Using Annotated Primary Literature to Increase Student Engagement

Can we promote student engagement with their department by using annotated faculty research papers in intro level courses?