The University of Wisconsin -- Madison based National Institute for Science Education (NISE) has a mission that consists of three primary goals. The first goal is to improve critical thinking skills by "fostering innovation in introductory STEM education at the college level"; the second is "to eliminate culture and gender barriers to allow a more diverse population to study STEM subjects"; and the last goal is "to prepare students for their future STEM careers, and increase STEM literacy in general." A good place to see how they go about fulfilling these admirable goals is via the "Resources" area. Here visitors can look over three helpful resources, including "Collaborative Learning" and "Learning Through Technology". In the "Collaborative Learning" area, visitors can learn more about incorporating group work into the classroom and even read stories from other experienced teachers about this process. The "Learning Through Technology" area contains information for educators such as in-depth case studies of technology in use, assessment tools for the classroom, and a glossary.
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