CAMSE's mission is to promote effective and meaningful teaching and learning of science and mathematics at all levels. Areas of emphasis include:
Resource Materials - Sample Math and Science Curricula: The Center houses a library of research-based instructional materials for both mathematics and science that can be checked out by practicing and prospective teachers.
Professional Development Programs for Teachers - The Center offers a wide range of professional development workshops and consultations to school districts throughout South Dakota and the surrounding region. Please contact the Center for more information at 605.642.6873.
Sanford Lab Education and Outreach - The Education and Outreach program is a collaborative venture between Sanford Underground Research Facility and Black Hills State University.
Keep up to date with happenings at Sanford Underground Research Facility by visiting www.sanfordlab.org
The Center provides a number of opportunities for teachers to develop expertise in promoting meaningful learning of mathematics and science.
Billington, B. (2023). A case study: Exploring pre-service teachers’ readiness for teaching in K-12 online learning environments while enrolled in a university-based teacher preparation program (Order No. 30527049). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2854683389).
Brudvig, A., Anderson, T., & Moore, J. D. (2022). Goal setting in kindergarten: Motivating young learners to be successful in learning sight words. Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 11(1).
Gans, N., Klavon, T.G., Haugland, S.S., & Schwiesow, M. (2023) A discovery with Ami Ammonite: Scaffolding elementary students’ scientific evaluations. Presentation at the 2023 National Consortium for Instruction and Cognition Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (refereed)
Klavon, T.G., Haugland, S.S., Schwiesow, M., & Gans, N. (2023, March 22-23). Engaging elementary school students’ scientific evaluations about fossils. In T. Ellis & M.A. Hollingsworth (Chairs), 25th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium, Spearfish, SD, United States.
Klavon, T. G., Mohan, S., Jaffe, J. B., Stogianos, T., Governor, D., & Lombardi, D. (2023). Scientific evaluations and plausibility judgments in middle school students’ learning about geoscience topics, Journal of Geoscience Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/10899995.2023.2200877
Moore, J. D., Simonyak, K., & Ruzicka, K. (2022). The symbiotic relationship between reading and music: A natural pedagogical collaboration. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.4148/2470-6353.1358
Moore, J. D., & Yoho, L. M. (2023). There’s land between us: Rurality in the northern great plains. The Rural Educator, 44(2), 44-54. https://doi.org/10.55533/2643-9662.1339
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Black Hills State University
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