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Bill Penuel, ICS Faculty and Kathy Schultz, ICS Fellow Reimagines the Future of K-12 Schools

May 22, 2021

The pandemic exposed opportunity gaps and inequities in the education system, and researchers at the School of Education are exploring solutions for the future.

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Bill Penuel, ICS Faculty Weighs in on Effective Science Learning in EducationWeek.

May 19, 2021

Bill posits that "grappling with problems beats out traditional approaches" to learning science, and introduces a curriculum that leads students to observe and explain to learn.

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Bill Penuel, ICS Faculty and Kathy Schultz, ICS Fellow's Editorial Featured in the Washington Post

March 26, 2021

Bill and Kathy's editorial post addressing learning loss due to the pandemic argues that "learning loss is a faulty way to diagnose the challenges faced by children and youth as a result of the pandemic." and provides an alternate perspective and strategies.

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Bill Penuel, ICS Faculty Named "Distinguished Professor", Congratulations!

Dec. 11, 2020

"Distinguished Professor" designation is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty across the CU system's four campuses.

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Bill Penuel, ICS Faculty Receives 2020 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award

Sept. 23, 2020

William (Bill) Penuel received this year's Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award. This award "recognizes a tenure-track faculty member or Adjoint Professor who provides exemplary mentoring, training, and leadership to postdoctoral scholars at CU Boulder. Mentors must have completed at least 3 months of postdoctoral mentoring at CU Boulder at the time...

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Bill Penuel, ICS Fellow Inducted into the International Society of Sciences 2019 Fellows

March 18, 2019

Congratulations Bill for your selection as a 2019 Fellow.

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Bill Penuel, ICS Fellow Inspiring High School Teacher to Contribute to Digital Curriculum Development

March 14, 2019

As inquiryHub's head of project, Bill recruited a Connecticut teacher in addition to five others to develop a new chemistry course.


Bill Penuel, ICS Fellow and Co-director of inquiryHub Project Elected to National Academy of Education

Feb. 10, 2019

Congratulations Bill Penuel for being one of sixteen newly elected scholars gaining membership in the National Academy of Education.

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National Academy of Sciences Report Features Give High Praise to Inquiry Hub Research and Curricula

Nov. 17, 2018

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine has published the report "Science and Engineering for Grades 6 - 12: Investigation and Design at the Center (2018)" which includes multiple mentions of the Institute of Cognitive Science research program, Inquiry Hub. Chapter 4: "How Students Engage with Investigation and Design" prominently...

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ICS Represented at London Festival of Learning

July 19, 2018

Donna Caccamise, Bill Penuel, Joseph Polman present at the International Conference on the Learning Sciences in London, UK.