Curriculum

Understanding the Fidelity of Implementation and Scalability of Mathematics Professional Development Curricula (Moeller, Seago, Borko)

Author/Presenter: 
Babette Moeller
Nanette Seago
Hilda Borko
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
Three DR-K12 projects investigating the implementation of mathematics professional development programs by district-based facilitators discuss with participants their approaches to assessing fidelity and preliminary findings.

Situated assessment using virtual environments for science content and inquiry (Ketelhut, Nelson, Schifter)

Author/Presenter: 
Diane Ketelhut
Brian Nelson
Catherine Schifter
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.

Research on Student Understanding of Data Organization

Author/Presenter: 
Cliff Konold
Vishakha Parvate
William Finzer
Year: 
2010
Short Description: 
As part of the Data Games project, we are researching how students record and organize multivariate data. This research is informing the design of new software interfaces for Fathom and TinkerPlots that will allow students to explore and understand data that live in other than "flat" data structures — the structures that most software tools currently limit themselves to. We have designed the Traffic Problem to explore the following questions: 1. What methods do novices and experts use to sytematically record data with multiple attributes? 2. In recording data, do students employ a recognizable notion of “case?"

Mathematics teachers at work: Connecting curriculum materials and classroom instruction

This book compiles and synthesizes existing research on teachers’ use of mathematics curriculum materials and the impact of curriculum materials on teaching and teachers, with a particular emphasis on – but not restricted to – those materials developed in the 1990s in response to the NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

Author/Presenter: 
Remillard, J.
Herbel-Eisenmann, B.
Lloyd, G.
Year: 
2009

LOOPS: Logging Opportunities in Online Programs for Science (Koile)

Author/Presenter: 
Kimberle Koile
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.

Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Project Summary

During the lifetimes of our current middle and high school students, it is likely that our planet will undergo more anthropogenic change than it has during all of human history to date. The project is utilizing a learning progression approach for the systematic design of coordinated curriculum, tool, and assessment products focused on climate change biology. This work will provide an empirical and theoretical basis for critical concept development about the impacts of climate change on living systems.

Research Questions

Author/Presenter: 
Nancy Butler Songer
Philip Myers
James H. Beach
Vanessa L. Peters
Year: 
2010

Assembling Our Knowledge of Teacher Learning: The State of Our Understanding and Practices (Wilson)

Author/Presenter: 
Suzanne Wilson
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
In this interactive talk, Wilson will ask each project to make explicit its assumptions about how teachers learn, the forces that matter the most, and how the logic and components of programs reflect those underlying assumptions. Wilson will then consider that array of assumptions in light of relevant scholarship on teaching quality and teacher learning.
Resource Type: 
Presentation

About Standards, Possible Influences of DR-K12, and Synecdoche of X-County (Millman)

Author/Presenter: 
Richard Millman
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
Join the panelists from the plenary presentation to continue conversations about common standards in each of the STEM disciplines.

A Successful Professional Development Model for Preparing Teachers to use Reform-Based Curriculum Effectively (Sutherland, Krajcik)

Author/Presenter: 
LeeAnn Sutherland
Joseph Krajcik
Year: 
2009
Short Description: 
In this session, participants experience a PD model that successfully encourages teachers to adopt a curriculum’s underlying philosophy rather than simply to enact it as sequence of activities.

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