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Presentation | A Successful Professional Development Model for Preparing Teachers to use Reform-Based Curriculum Effectively (Sutherland, Krajcik)
A Successful Professional Development Model for Preparing Teachers to Use Reform-Based Curriculum Effectively LeeAnn Sutherland and Joseph Krajcik, University of Michigan 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.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Science Standards 2009: Themes, Implications, Metaphors (Songer)
Standards: Continuing Conversations Richard Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology;Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburgh; Nancy Songer, University of Michigan Join the panelists from the plenary presentation to continue conversations about common standards in each of the STEM disciplines.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Using Distance Video Technologies in Research on In-service Professional Development (Shymansky, Matthews)
Using Distance Video Technologies in Research on In-Service Teacher Development Charles Matthews and James Shymansky, University of Missouri at St. LouisThis session presents strategies for delivering professional development via interactive televisionand using videos collected remotely as a data source.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Standards in K-12 Tech Literacy & Engineering: Implications for Design & Research (Schunn)
Standards: Continuing Conversations Richard Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology;Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburgh; Nancy Songer, University of Michigan Join the panelists from the plenary presentation to continue conversations about commonstandards in each of the STEM disciplines.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Using Teaching Routines with Classroom Network Technology to Support Improved Classroom Assessment (Penuel, Schank)
Using Teaching Routines with Classroom Network Technology to Support Improved Classroom Assessment Bill Penuel, Patricia Schank, and Tina Stanford, SRI International This interactive workshop introduces participants to teaching routines for use with a classroomnetwork technology called Group Scribbles, which supports teachers’ invention of classroomassessment activities in Earth science.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Positive Learning Environments Aiming for Success In Science Education PLEASSE (Norman)
Exploring the Impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Accountability Pressures on Instructional Practices in Urban School Science Classrooms: Conceptual and Theoretical ConsiderationsObed Norman, Morgan State University NCLB defines success exclusively as test scores, fostering strategies that compromise substantivelearning. This session focuses on conceptual and theoretical frameworks for...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Design Patterns: Supporting Task Design by Scaffolding the Assessment Argument (Mislevy, Haertel, Cheng)
Design Patterns: Creating Evidence-centered Assessment Tasks Britte Cheng, SRI  International; Robert Mislevy, University of Maryland This session describes an interdisciplinary design methodology and design patterns for improvingthe validity of inferences about the performance of students on science assessments.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Examining the Induction of Middle School Mathematics Teachers (McGraner)
The Role of the Institutional Setting in Teachers’ Development of Ambitious Instruction in Middle School MathematicsKara Jackson, Paul Cobb, and Kristin McGraner, Vanderbilt University Three DR-K12 projects report findings on aspects of the institutional setting of teaching thataffects teachers’ development of ambitious instructional practices in middle-school mathematics.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Situated assessment using virtual environments for science content and inquiry (Ketelhut, Nelson, Schifter)
Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology-Embedded Assessment Kimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark, Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Equity and Access to High-quality Instruction in Middle School Mathematics (Jackson)
The Role of the Institutional Setting in Teachers’ Development of Ambitious Instruction in Middle School Mathematics Kara Jackson, Paul Cobb, and Kristin McGraner, Vanderbilt University Three DR-K12 projects report findings on aspects of the institutional setting of teaching that affects teachers’ development of ambitious instructional practices in middle-school mathematics.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Computer-based Assessment (Horwitz)
Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology-Embedded Assessment Kimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark, Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Growth of Empowerment in Career Science Teachers - Project Instrument Development (Hobbs, Moreland)
Project Instrument Development—What We Have Learned: Implications for Differentiated Professional Development Mary Hobbs and Amy Moreland, University of Texas at Austin The session summarizes the results of research identifying pivotal experiences of career science teachers and suggests implications and applications for professional development delivery.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Teacher Quality, Quality Teaching, and Student Outcomes: Measuring the Relationships (Hill)
Teacher Quality, Quality Teaching, and Student Outcomes: Measuring the Relationships Heather Hill, Harvard University Many assume that better-quality teachers will lead to improvements in the quality of teaching and,thus, student outcomes. Over the past decade, a program has been developed of research aroundmeasuring key components of mathematical teacher quality and the mathematical quality...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Designing Powerful Digital Environments for Professional Development (Fosnot)
Designing Powerful Digital Environments for Professional Development Cathy Fosnot, Mathematics in the City Professional development environments that include digital video allow for the examination of children at work, opportunities to look at students over time, and analysis of the teacher’s decision making. This observation begs the question of how best to shape mathematics education courses...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Mathematics Teachers Teaching English Language Learners: What Knowledge Do They Need? (Driscoll, Heck, Chval)
Mathematics Teachers Teaching English Language Learners: What Knowledge Do They Need?Mark Driscoll, Education Development Center, Inc.; Dan Heck, Horizon Research, Inc.; Kathryn Chval, University of Missouri Mathematics teachers of English language learners (ELLs) are increasingly expected to help ELLs learn academic language. This session focuses on the question, What knowledge do teachers of...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | The Role of the Institutional Setting in Teachers’ Development of Ambitious Instructional Practices in Middle-Grades Mathematics (Jackson, Cobb, McGraner)
The Role of the Institutional Setting in Teachers’ Development of AmbitiousInstruction in Middle School Mathematics Kara Jackson, Paul Cobb, and Kristin McGraner, Vanderbilt University Three DR-K12 projects report findings on aspects of the institutional setting of teaching thataffects teachers’ development of ambitious instructional practices in middle-school mathematics.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | SURGE: Connecting students' intuitive understandings about kinematics and Newtonian mechanics into explicit formalized frameworks (Clark)
Assessing the Learning in Cyberlearning: Supporting Teachers with Technology- Embedded AssessmentKimberle Koile and Paul Horwitz, Concord Consortium; Doug Clark,Vanderbilt University; Diane Jass Ketelhut, Temple University In this session, the presenters discuss findings and experiences regarding technology-embedded assessment and how to support teachers in using it effectively.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | A Framework and Suite of Adaptable Instruments for Examining Fidelity of Implementation (Century)
A Framework and Suite of Adaptable Instruments for Examining Fidelity of Implementation Jeanne Century, University of Chicago This session describes a suite of instruments for measuring implementation of instructional materials and ways those instruments have been adapted to other materials and interventions.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | What Knowledge Mediates Teachers’ Appropriation of High Leverage Practices? (Cartier, Lancaster)
What Knowledge Mediates Teachers’ Appropriation of High Leverage Practices? Jennifer Cartier, University of Pittsburgh; Leslie Lancaster, Vanderbilt University This session presents an instrument for measuring preservice elementary teachers’ application of instructional planning practices and discusses the relationship between these practices and teachers’ knowledge.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Looking for PCK in All the Wrong Places? (Carlson, Taylor)
Looking for PCK in All the Wrong Places?Janet Carlson and Joe Taylor, BSCS This interactive session examines the different data sources for evidence of PCK in biologyteachers involved in professional development experiences linked to educative curriculummaterials.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Plenary Presentation: The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy (Cahill)
Plenary Presentation: The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematicsand Science Education for Citizenship and the Global EconomySpeaker: Michele Cahill, Vice President, National Programs, and Program Director, UrbanEducation, Carnegie Corporation of New York Cahill discusses the Carnegie-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics andScience Education’s recent report in which they...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Professional Learning Communities in STEM Teaching (Britton, Fulton)
Professional Learning Communities in STEM Teaching Kathleen Fulton, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future; Ted Britton, WestEd In this session, participants discuss knowledge synthesis in process regarding STEM teachers’ participation in professional learning communities: What have we learned and what are the implications for other NSF projects?
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Establishing and Nurturing Effective Partnerships among University Faculty, Public School Administrators, and Classroom Teachers (Boger, Davis, Liles)
Content Mentoring of Middle Grades Math and Science Teachers and Its Impact on Teaching Efficacy: Establishing and Nurturing Effective Partnerships among University Faculty, Public School Administrators, and Classroom Teachers David Boger, Jane Davis, and Robin Guill Liles, North Carolina A&T State University This session describes one NSF experimental study’s strategies used to establish...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Analysis of Children’s Mechanistic Reasoning about Linkages and Levers in the Context of Engineering Design (Benenson, Bolger, Kobiela)
MechAnimations! Designing Mechanical Linkages that Animate StoriesGary Benenson, City College of New York; Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University Following a hands-on experience in mechanism design, participants discuss the knowledge ofcontent, pedagogy, and student thinking needed to support similar experiences for children.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Presentation | Unpacking Core Teaching Practices in Elementary Mathematics to Support Teacher Learning and Assessment (Boerst, Moss, Blunk)
Unpacking Core Teaching Practices in Elementary Mathematics to Support Teacher Learning and AssessmentTimothy Boerst, Pamela Moss, and Merrie Blunk, University of Michigan In this session, participants explore analytical language developed to “unpack” core practices in mathematics teaching (e.g., leading discussion) when guiding teacher learning and supporting assessment across contexts.
Posted: Friday, April 02
Event | 2009 DR K-12 PI Meeting
ThemeDR-K12 PI Meeting: Building the knowledge base of teach learning in STEM education PostersYou can view the posters by clicking here. Agenda and Project DescriptionsThe agenda and project descriptions are attached below. Or you can view the agenda ONLINE by clicking here. Advisors2009 DR-K12 PI Meeting Advisors: Cos Fi, Cynthia Sunal, David Carraher, Gary Benenson, Judy Mumme, Karen Keene,...
Posted: Friday, April 02
Event | NSF Regional Grants Conference
NSF Regional Grants Conference The first National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2011 will be held in Salt Lake City, UT, and co-hosted by Utah State University and University of Utah, October 25-26, 2010. Key representatives from the National Science Foundation as well as your colleagues - faculty, researchers and grant administrators - representing colleges and...
Posted: Thursday, April 01
Posted: Wednesday, March 31
Tool | NSF Annual and Final Reports Tips for PIs
Read CADRE's tips in this helpful guide to writing and submitting annual, interim, and final reports to NSF.
Posted: Wednesday, March 31
Tool | Tips for PIs: NSF Highlights Guidance
Guidelines for creating NSF Project Highlights.
Posted: Wednesday, March 31

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