Education professor receives early career grant

By Staff

Erin Furtak, assistant professor of education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, recently received an early career grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant supports a research study that "focuses on a learning progression for student understanding of natural selection designed to be educative." The goal is to produce an "existence proof" of how an educative learning progression designed for high school biology teachers and their students can be used to improve instruction and improve student outcomes.

Furtak will partner with 12 biology teachers in two high schools to conduct the five-year research project.