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Introduction  Laboratory investigations are essential for the effective teaching and learning of science (NSTA 2007). A school laboratory investigation (“lab”) is an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that provides students with opportunities to interact directly with natural phenomena or with data collected by others using tools, materials, data collection techniques, and models …

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“Duty or Standard of Care” is defined as an obligation, recognized by law, requiring conformance to a certain standard of conduct to protect others against unreasonable risk (Prosser et al., 1984). This means that school staff and school or district leaders (supervisors/administrators) are required to actively anticipate foreseeable harm to students and to others in …

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“Duty or Standard of Care” is defined as an obligation, recognized by law, requiring conformance to a certain standard of conduct to protect others against unreasonable risk (Prosser et al., 1984). “The breach of a particular duty owed to a student or others may lead to liability for both the teacher and the school district …

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Introduction: The National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) recommends all science education leaders advocate, establish and maintain safer school working/learning environments for science teachers and their students by implementing practices and policies that support safer teaching/learning environments. At a minimum, schools must meet the legal duty or standard of care owed to their students and …

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Within the expectations of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) there are some provisions that allow for educator ‘Professional Development and Learning’ as an ‘acceptable expense’ for school districts. Title II of the Every Student Succeeds Act, offers innovative options for how this PD funding can be used, including investing in teacher leadership and teacher-led …

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Many secondary school science departments have a traditional dishwasher purchased at a local appliance store and installed in the prep area or chemical storeroom. Many schools use these stainless steel lined dishwashers for common glassware, and wide mouth vessels like beakers but may not clean narrow stemmed glassware such as a test tubes, volumetric flasks …

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A synopsis of Pennsylvania Science Safety Data from the 2020 National Technology and Engineering Education Safety Survey Factors That Have the Greatest Impact on Safety in Pennsylvania Technology & Engineering, CTE, and Makerspaces Courses In this presentation Dr. Tyler Love, professor at Penn State – Harrisburg, and Dr. Ken Roy, discuss Pennsylvania’s results from the 2020 …

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A synopsis of New Jersey Science Safety Data from the 2020 National Technology and Engineering Education Safety Survey Factors That Have the Greatest Impact on Safety in New Jersey Technology & Engineering, CTE, and Makerspaces Courses In this presentation Dr. Tyler Love, professor at Penn State – Harrisburg, discusses New Jersey’s results from the 2020 National …

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A synopsis of Maryland Science Safety Data from the 2020 National Technology and Engineering Education Safety Survey Factors That Have the Greatest Impact on Safety in Maryland Technology & Engineering, CTE, and Makerspaces Courses In this presentation Dr. Tyler Love, professor at Penn State – Harrisburg, and Melvin Gill, discuss Maryland’s results from the 2020 …

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A synopsis of Minnesota Science Safety Data from the 2020 National Technology and Engineering Education Safety Survey Factors That Have the Greatest Impact on Safety in Minnesota Technology & Engineering, CTE, and Makerspaces Courses In this presentation Dr. Tyler Love, professor at Penn State – Harrisburg, and Dr. Ken Roy, discuss Minnesota’s results from the 2020 National …

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A synopsis of Kentucky Science Safety Data from the 2020 National Technology and Engineering Education Safety Survey Factors That Have the Greatest Impact on Safety in Kentucky Technology & Engineering, CTE, and Makerspaces Courses In this presentation Dr. Tyler Love, professor at Penn State – Harrisburg, and Dr. Ken Roy, discuss Kentucky’s results from the …

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By: Tyler S. Love, Kenneth R. Roy, and Phillip Sirinedes INTRODUCTION Safety has been and continues to be one of the foundational pillars of technology and engineering (T&E) education. Evidence of its importance can be found in Pennsylvania’s legislative codes (Love, 2013; PDE, 2002) and General Safety Law (No.174, P.L.654) with which public school districts …

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Our world is at a turning point. We already know that knowledge and learning are the basis for renewal and transformation. But global disparities – and a pressing need to reimagine why, how, what, where, and when we learn – mean that education is not yet fulfilling its promise to help us shape peaceful, just, …

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NSTA recommends a strong science program for high school students that requires competent, dedicated, and qualified science educators who are trained to meet the needs of young adult learners. Quality 21st-century science education is vital for the future of our students, country, and world. Science develops the critical-thinking skills that are necessary for everyday life. …

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