Research at public and private colleges and universities can provide an authentic context for learning experiences in K-12 science classrooms.
The Visual Research Project supports the development of unique curriculum through collaborative practices between K-12 teachers and research professionals.
The Visible Research Project (VRP) aims to help educators and researchers collaboratively design high quality student-facing curriculum materials which use authentic research projects to support students’ science learning. VRP materials support co-design partners through their exciting journey by providing easily-accessible resources around five key processes: partnering, recognizing opportunity for co-design, collaborative design, feedback and iteration of materials, and use and dissemination of finished resources.
Co-design partners should use the five, one-page briefs to begin discussions around their work of bringing research projects to life for K-12 science students. These “one-pagers” provide key considerations for the work, questions to drive conversation, vignettes that give concrete examples of the process, simple steps forward to begin collaboration, and important connections with other aspects of the Visible Research Project.