Earth Science by Design Program
Harnessing the Power of New Technologies to Improve Student Learning
TERC's current work in and for online environments is built on pioneering efforts that began in 1985. The vision then was to use telecommunications to enable students to conduct scientific investigations with classmates from around the country and communicate with practicing scientists.
Projects like National Geographic Kids Network and Global Laboratory led the way in the development of network-based science curriculum. TERC was also one of the first organizations to use telecommunications to support teacher professional development, creating LabNet, an electronic community for science teachers.
Today, TERC continues to research and develop ways to use the Internet to support student and teacher learning in science and mathematics. By following the links on the right you can learn about classroom resources that are available such as the EnViSci Network or Exploring Earth, the companion web site to McDougal Littell’s Earth Science curriculum. You will also find professional development opportunities including the fully online Masters Degree program in Science Education.