2016 DR K-12 PI Meeting Session Resources

This meeting was held June 1-3, 2016. Download a PDF version of the agenda.

Date/Time Title & Session Description Presenters Session Materials
- Luncheon for CADRE Fellows

By invitation only - Fellows and nominating PIs

During this welcome meeting for the 2010 Fellows and their PIs, participants have the opportunity to meet informally with each other as well as with an NSF program officer and CADRE staff.

- Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.

- Web Focus Group

CADRE invites feedback about CADREK12.org, the DR K-12 resource network's website. Session led by Donahue Institute, CADRE's evaluators.

- New Awardee Orientation

Open to all 2010 grantees

Meet other new grantees and learn more about the DR K-12 program and portfolio of projects, and about CADRE, the DR K-12 resource network.

- Nuts & Bolts Session

In this presentation, NSF guides grantees through the basic components and practical aspects of leading a DR K-12 project.

David Campbell, Pamela Hawkins, Laura Buckley, Kim Bub Campbell_PPT.ppt , Buckley_PPT.ppt
- Poster Set-up

For 2010 awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

- CADRE ELL Working Group

Open to all grantees

Participants will discuss their project work in relation to current literature in ELL math and science education and the DR K-12 portfolio, as well as challenges faced in their projects. If appropriate, they will begin to develop policy recommendations for the NSF.

- NSF Funding Programs

NSF program officers will discuss EHR programs and related funding opportunities. 

Janice Earle, Michael Haney, Darryl Williams, Nafeesa Owens ITEST_PPT.ppt , TSL Program_PPT.ppt , Cyberlearning_PPT.pptx , PRIME_PPT.pptx
- Dinner Meeting

Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome DR K-12 grantees and focus on the important work of their project teams. She will discuss the strategic vision for NSF and the Directorate, and the role that DR K-12 projects have in that vision.

Welcome Remarks: Spud Bradley, DR K-12 Program Officer, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth VanderPutten, DR K-12 Cluster Coordinator, National Science Foundation; Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sue Allen Allen_Ferrini-Mundy_PPT.pptx
- Poster Session

Featuring 2010 awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

- Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions.

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.

- Analyzing Early Algebra Learning Progressions for Grades 3-8

This session will critically examine conjectured Early Algebra Learning Progressions for grades 3–8 for coherence, alignment, and completeness.

Maria Blanton, Eric Knuth Blanton_PPT.ppt
- New Web-based Tools to Help Students (and Teachers) Who Find STEM Content Challenging

Participants will be asked to view and discuss free tools that Dynabook and SmartGraphs are developing. These Web-based tools link multiple visual representations and allow immediate feedback to teachers and students.

Susan Courey, Andrew Zucker, Jose Blackorby Zucker_PPT.pdf , Courey_PPT.ppt
- How Can Tools for Teachers Foster High-leverage Classroom Discourse and Assessment Practices

Presenters will enlist audience’s help to expand their thinking about how a suite of Web-based tools that support ambitious forms of science teaching might be adapted for use beyond current research contexts and in more innovative ways. Classroom video of tool-supporting teaching will be shown. 

Mark Windschitl, Stamatis Vokos Windschitl_PPT.pptx , Windschitl_Beginners Repertoire.pdf
- A Model for Interactive, Web-based Curricula to Support Responsive Teaching and Student Inquiry in Elementary Science Classrooms

Session participants will explore and discuss a beta version of an interactive, Web-based, curricular environment designed to facilitate responsive teaching and students’ science inquiry.

Janet Coffey, David Hammer
- Snow and Global Climate: An Online Course to Facilitate Scientist and Teacher Collaboration

Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education presents an online course designed to facilitate collaboration between scientists and teachers. Participants will explore and provide feedback on course products. Please bring your laptop to participate. Participant limit: 20

Kathy Berry Bertram Bertram_PPT.ppt
- Gaming Arcade

Engage in extended play and in-depth discussion around presenters’ games or virtual environments. 

Barbara Chamberlin, Douglas Clark, Dale Cook, William Finzer, Michael Hacker, Diane Jass Ketelhut, James Kiggens, Debbie Reese
- Evaluators SIG

Open to all grantees

An informal meeting for project evaluators will provide an opportunity to share evaluation approaches and perspectives, and to discuss shared challenges and concerns. 

- Algebra in Early Mathematics: What is Critical?

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 1–5.

David Carraher, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, E. Paul Goldenberg, Analucia Schliemann, Maria Blanton Carraher_PPT.pptx
- Developing Diagnostic Assessments of STEM Learning: Key Decisions and Alternative Approaches

This session will engage participants in discussion of design issues and expertise required to develop diagnostic assessments of science and mathematics learning.

Jere Confrey, William Penuel Penuel_PPT.pptx
- Status of Science Education Frameworks and Next Generation of Standards

Presenters will provide an update on the process and progress of the science conceptual frameworks and the plan for development of next generation science education standards. (Note: The formal presentation and discussion will occur from 10:00 to 11:00am.)

Stephen Pruitt Keller_PPT.pdf , Pruitt_PPT.pptx
- Fostering Knowledge Use in STEM Education through R&D Partnerships with Schools and School Districts

Group members will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts, and introduce a group-developed practice brief.

David Barnes, Gary Benenson, Loretta Heuer, Mary Hobbs, Cathy Kinzer, Karin Wiburg Work Group Presentation.ppt , Fostering Knowledge Use in STEM Education.pdf
- Gaming to Learn

Four NSF-funded gaming project leaders will discuss pedagogical strategies and issues related to designing and implementing STEM educational games.          

Michael Hacker, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Barbara Chamberlin, Douglas Clark, James Kiggens Chamberlin Presentation Hacker_Gaming to Learn_PPT.pptx
- Deeply Digital Curriculum - The Changing Landscape of Teaching and Learning

Presenters discuss how emerging technology and policy trends may shape the way science curriculum is developed and used in teaching and learning. Participant limit: 25

Eric Wiebe, R. Ben Shapiro, Chad Dorsey Wiebe_PPT.pdf , Shapiro_PPT.pdf
- High School Algebra Panel

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 6–12.

Karen King, Albert Cuoco, Christian Hirsch, Mary Ann Huntley, Daniel Chazan King_PPT.pdf , Hirsch_PPT.pptx , Huntley_PPT.ppt , Cuoco PPT.pdf
- Partnering with Users to Develop STEM Education Materials Working Group

By invitation only

This group will discuss partnering with teachers and other users in the development of project materials.

- Engineering SIG

Open to all grantees

This group will discuss current research and practice in K-12 engineering education and issues related to content and delivery.

- Working in Diverse Contexts SIG

Open to all grantees

What have you learned about successfully working in diverse contexts? This group will share ideas and experiences.

- Algebra SIG

Open to all grantees

The group will continue discussions started on the SIG e-list and panels held earlier in the day.

- New Measurement Paradigms Working Group

By invitation only

This group will focus on educational measurement and technology-based assessments, identify various approaches, and identify areas for further research and development.

- Digital Science Curriculum Working Group

Open to all grantees

This group will continue to discuss issues related to the development, revision, distribution, and implementation of STEM curricula in the electronic age, and mapping future research in this area.

- Interactive Visualizations, Simulations, and Games for Science and Math Learning: Comparing Goals, Affordances, and Challenges across Approaches

This interactive poster session brings together 12 projects using a range of interactive computer technologies to compare goals, affordances, and challenges across approaches.

Katherine Perkins, Noah Podolefsky, Marcia Linn, Camillia Matuk, Kelly Kihyun Ryoo, Jennifer Chiu, Douglas Clark, Mario Martinez-Garza, David Birchfield, Diane Jass Ketelhut, James Lester, Karin Wiburg, Uri Wilensky, Paul Horwitz, Laura ODwyer, Frieda Reichsman, Chad Dorsey, Carolyn Staudt, Amy Pallant Pallant_Poster.jpg , Clark_Poster.jpg , Ryoo_Poster.jpg , Ketelhut_Poster.jpg
- Training Teachers in the Effective Mathematical and Pedagogical Uses of Software: Perspectives from the Dynamic Number and Dynamic Geometry in Classrooms Projects

This presentation explores technology training in relation to two DR K-12 projects with a focus on increasing the mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers.

Daniel Scher, Zhonghong Jiang, Scott Steketee Handout (Scher).pdf , Scher_PPT.ppt
- Perspectives on Facet-based Diagnostic Assessments: Lessons Learned in Four Instructional Contexts

This session presents recent implementation findings from four projects, each applying facet-based approaches to formative assessment in different instructional contexts.

Angela DeBarger, Stamatis Vokos, Jim Minstrell, Christopher Harris Debarger_PPT.pptx , Harris_PPT.pptx , Minstrell_PPT.ppt , Vokos_PPT.ppt
- Multimedia Design Process: How to Make the Bad Stuff Good

Participants will learn how designers work through early versions of games to arrive at final products. As part of the workshop, participants will review and critique early prototypes of work in progress to the final version.

Barbara Chamberlin, Karin Wiburg, James Kiggens
- Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

In the Summer of 2010 a joint task force of ASSM, AMTE, NCSM and NCTM produced an action plan for supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This session will share the recommendations and action items. Discussion and input from the audience will be sought.

Barbara Reys, Brad Findell, Michael Shaughnessy, Diane Briars Reys_PPT.ppt
- Digital Curricula in Secondary Science: Developing UDL Materials, Envisioning UDL Classrooms

Presenters will discuss the challenges and successes encountered in customizing inquiry science curricula according to the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and in then enacting those Web-delivered curricula in secondary classrooms. 

David Rose, Boris Goldowsky, LeeAnn Sutherland, Jacqueline Miller
- Supporting Mathematics Teachers' Development of Ambitious and Equitable Instructional Practices on a Large Scale

Four DR K-12 projects report findings on the relationship between school and district supports and mathematics teachers’ development of ambitious and equitable instructional practices.

Paul Cobb, Thomas Smith, Kara Jackson, Stacy Wenzel Cobb_PPT.pptx , Smith_PPT.ppt , Jackson_PPT.pptx , Wenzel_PPT.pptx
- Gaming SIG

Open to all grantees

This group will discuss the gaming/virtual environment work showcased earlier in the day and successful approaches to common challenges. 

- Meeting Project Objectives through Mid-course Shifts in Direction

This roundtable is for those interested in discussing mid-project shifts and the reasons for them, including early findings, unanticipated problems, and unexpected opportunities.

- Sustainability Roundable

Join this roundtable to discuss what we understand about sustainability within dynamic systems, adoption versus adaptation, scaling practices up or down, and other challenges to keeping our work alive.


By invitation only

Grantees who focus on universal design for learning (UDL) will share their experiences, address critical questions, and explore opportunities.

- Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention are key issues for applied research; this roundtable will discuss how to attract and retain study participants.

- Meet with Your Program Officer

Join program officers for roundtable discussions.

- Poster Set-up

COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

- Collaboration Roundtable

This roundtable discussion will focus on the challenges of identifying the unique contributions of each group; moving beyond the comfort zone of one's own area of expertise; and finding common language within collaborative efforts.

Sharing Research Findings with School Districts: Precision, Partnership, and Politics

Presenters will highlight three best practices for communicating research to school district stakeholders—strategic report formats, mutual partnerships, and an emphasis on positive outcomes from programmatic interventions—and will engage participants in roundtable discussion.

communication with school districts final.pdf
- Poster Session

COMING SOON: See Poster List of projects presenting.

Reception (Light refreshments served.)

- Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at registration.

- Poster Set-up

COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

- Working Breakfast

An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers.

- Data Management Plan Group

Open to all grantees

The NSF invites feedback on the new Data Management Plan, a required component of new proposals starting January 17, 2011.

Patricia Wilson, Jinfa Cai
- Poster Session

Featuring awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

- Issues and Challenges Related to Development and Implementation of K-12 School-based Engineering and Technology Education Programs

K-12 engineering and technology education initiative leaders will discuss conceptual frameworks, curricular initiatives, implementation strategies and attendant challenges related to institutionalizing K-12 engineering programs in the nation’s schools.

Michael Hacker, Kurt Becker, Julia Ross, Cary Sneider, Johannes Strobel Strobel_Hacker_PPTS.pptx , Sneider_PPT.pptx , Becker_PPT.pptx
- The Scalability and Sustainability of Professional Development: Challenges in Preparing Mathematics PD Facilitators

Three projects investigating different approaches to preparing mathematics professional development facilitators will compare their approaches and discuss strengths and limitations with the participants.

Hilda Borko, Nanette Seago, Elham Kazemi Borko_PPT.pdf , Overview of Three Projects Handout.doc
- Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Evaluating Diagnostic Assessments in STEM Education

Four DR K-12 projects will discuss opportunities and challenges that they have encountered when trying to harness psychometric models for diagnosis in science and mathematics education.

Andrew Izsak, Louis DiBello, Alan Maloney, Andre Rupp, Michael Timms Rupp_PPT.ppt , DiBello_PPT.ppt , Izsak_PPT.ppt , Maloney_PPT.pptx , Timms_PPT.pptx
- Research and Evaluation

Researchers and evaluators will consider the purposes and functions of evaluation in DR K-12 research and development projects, and test different approaches in a working session.

Daniel Heck, Jeffrey Barrett, James Hammerman, Karen King Barrett_PPT.pptx , Heck_PPT.ppt , Heck_Figure.doc , Heck_Scenarios.doc
- DR K-12: Research with English Language Learners

Three ELL-focused projects will describe their work in light of cross-project challenges.

Beverly Irby, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Carole Beal, Jerome Shaw, Guillermo Solano-Flores Irby_PPT.ppt , Irby_Video.wmv , Beal_PPT.pdf
- Scientific Curriculum Development: A Framework for Research-based Curriculum

This session presents a comprehensive framework for the construct of research-based curricula, illustrated by studies from each of the 10 phases.

Douglas Clements, Julie Sarama, Kimberly Brenneman Clements_PPT.pdf , Clements 2007 2632 CRF Curr Res.pdf
- Partnerships with Districts and Schools for Knowledge Use Working Group

By invitation only

Group members will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts. 

- Plenary Presentation: Policy Initiatives in STEM Education

Working Lunch

The culminating session will focus on the current STEM education policy and legislative context. Leaders of the STEM Coalition will familiarize grantees with important policies and pending legislation, and will help grantees understand how to use their experience and research to inform the policy and legislative debates and decision-making.

Concluding Remarks: Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.

Elizabeth Vanderputten, James Brown, Lindsay Hunsicker, Jodi Peterson Brown_Peterson_PPT.ppt
- Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

- Luncheon for CADRE Fellows

(By invitation only – Fellows and nominating PIs)

During this welcome meeting for the 2011-2012 Fellows and their PIs, participants have the opportunity to meet informally with each other, National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers, and CADRE staff.

- Options for DR K-12 Project Dissemination and Knowledge Use

CADRE invites feedback on a draft paper that identifies alternatives to conventional dissemination in current DR K-12 projects, as well as other creative options worth considering.  

Brenda Turnbull Dissemination to Knowledge draft.pdf
- CADRE English Language Learners SIG

(Open to all grantees)                 

This session includes a presentation on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards, followed by discipline-based discussions.

- CADRE Gaming SIG

(SIG members only)

This group continues their December 2011 discussion of their gaming/virtual environment work. SIG members focus on successful approaches to common challenges, establish priorities for implementing recommendations from their group meeting, and share the current versions of their games/virtual environments.

- CADRE Curriculum Design SIG

(Open to all grantees)

Participants share their experiences transitioning to digital curricula, explore what curricula should look like, and define how digital curricula enhance and deepen science learning.

- Options for DR K-12 Project Evaluations

CADRE invites feedback on a draft paper that describes how evaluation can add value to an R&D project, with special attention to the challenges of making a distinction between evaluation and the project’s research activities.

Brenda Turnbull Evaluation in DR K-12 Projects draft.pdf
- Gaming Arcade

(Open to all grantees) 

Engage in extended play and in-depth discussion around selected DR K-12 games or virtual environments.

- Poster Session and Refreshments

(See list of projects presenting posters.)

Dinner on Your Own

(See the list of local restaurants.)

- Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

- Working Breakfast Meeting

Welcome: Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.; Elizabeth Vanderputten, DR K-12 Lead Program Officer, NSF
Plenary: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources, NSF
Joan Ferrini-Mundy welcomes DR K-12 grantees and focuses on the important work of their project teams. She discusses the strategic vision for NSF and the EHR Directorate, and the role that DR K-12 projects have in that vision.

Barbara Berns, Elizabeth Vanderputten, Joan Ferrini-Mundy Ferrini-Mundy_PPT.pdf
- The Teacher's Role in Game- & Simulation-based Learning

A 2011-12 CADRE Fellows presentation

The panel presentation addresses the role of the teacher in online, game- and simulation-based learning. 

Jason Chen, Jana Craig Hare, Rick Gaston, Emily Moore, Karen Trujillo Group Presentation.pdf , Teacher's Role in Game Handout.pdf
- Effective Programs in Elementary Science: A Best Evidence Synthesis

This session reports the findings of a systematic review of research on elementary science. Treatments reviewed included instructional processes, science kits, and technology.

Robert Slavin, Cynthia Lake Slavin.Lake_PPT.pdf
- Status of The Next Generation of Science Standards

This session provides an update about the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with a special focus on implications for curriculum development, professional development, and assessment. 

Stephen Pruitt
- Using Analysis of Practice to Improve Science and Mathematics Teaching: Ways to Support and Study Teacher Learning

This session examines different approaches to engaging mathematics and science teachers in analysis of practice (e.g., using video, student work, and online tools) and different strategies for assessing impact of this work.

Kathleen Roth, Susan Kowalski, David Beer, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann Session_PPT.pdf
- Game-based STEM Learning and Assessments

The panel provides an overview of what presenters know about how learning takes place in games and how each of these projects is crafting assessment in virtual and game-based environments.  

Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Douglas Clark, Edys Quellmalz, Diane Jass Ketelhut, David Shaffer, Marilyn Ault, Jonathan Rowe Clark_PPT.pdf , Rowe_PPT.pdf
- STEM Smart: An NRC Report and NSF Initiative

Learn about the process, findings and recommendations of the 2011 NRC report, Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. * This is a one hour session with the option to stay in the room for informal discussion afterwards.

Suzanne Wilson
- Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Within Crossroads sessions, PIs share a vexation about their NSF projects, identify a venture to address the challenges, and then attend to collaborative problem-solving discussions. In this inaugural Crossroads session, participants examine challenges of coordinating across states within a collaborative project and discuss sharing project activities with a wide array of constituencies.

Todd Campbell, Julie Luft 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf
- Using Scientific Data Sets to Teach STEM Topics, Support Student Learning, and Develop an Understanding about the Nature of Science

The session provides an overview of and stimulates discussion about current DR K-12 projects initiating STEM classroom uses of scientific data sets using geospatial technologies and data visualizations.

Daniel Zalles, James Short, Don Duggan-Haas, Alec Bodzin, Ruth Krumhansl, Yael Wyner, Alan Berkowitz, Lisa Blank CE3 Handout.pdf
- A Humbling Challenge—Professional Development that Really “Sticks”

Professional development frequently doesn’t achieve major increases in effective STEM teaching. Can innovative, technology-based models for professional development help us achieve sustainable, substantial changes in practice?

Susan Doubler, Jacqueline Miller, Chris Dede Doubler_PPT.pdf , Miller_PPT.pdf , Session Handout.pdf , Session Notes.pdf
- Meeting the Challenges and Reaping the Benefits of Longitudinal Research Studies in Math and Science for DR-K12 Projects

The presenters share challenges faced by DR K-12 longitudinal research studies, with attention to addressing these challenges. Benefits also are addressed.

Beverly Irby, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Jeffrey Barrett, Douglas Clements Barrett.Clements_PPT.pdf
- Data Games: Can Data Modeling Improve Strategies and Mathematical Understanding?

Presenters seek feedback on activities, now in field test, in which students build mathematical and statistical models to improve their game-playing strategies. Bring a laptop.

William Finzer, Rick Gaston, Clifford Konold
- Embedded Formative Assessment: A New CADRE Work Group

(Open to all grantees who might commit to the work group activities during 2012)

CADRE invites you to join a newly established group on embedding formative assessment into STEM education curricula and materials.

- Engineering SIG

(Open to all grantees)

This group discusses current research and practice in K-12 engineering education and issues related to content and delivery.

- PARCC Assessments

This session provides an overview of the design of the PARCC assessments and describes the research studies and resources PARCC has or plans to develop to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).* This is a one-hour session with the option to remain in the room for informal discussion after the presentation.

Jeffrey Nellhaus, Danielle Griswold
- Technology-Enhanced STEM Assessment Research and Development: Findings and Futures

How have technology-enhanced assessment projects studied their technical quality, effectiveness, and feasibility? Four mature assessment projects share designs, research methods, findings, and challenges.

Edys Quellmalz, Janice Gobert, Angela DeBarger, William Fisher, Perman Gochyyev Quellmalz_PPT.pdf , Fisher.Gochyyev_PPT.pdf
- Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Presenters describe struggles with sustaining science teacher professional development across remote sites and explore simulation training of science educators beyond one institution’s existing capacities.

Barbara Crawford, Benjamin Dotger 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf
- Urban Advantage: Formal-Informal Partnerships to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning in Middle School Science Classrooms

This session examines the potential and challenges of developing effective formal-informal partnerships to support STEM teaching and learning and embedding research agendas into this work.

James Short, Suzanne Wilson, Jamie Mikeska, Kathleen Tinworth Urban Advantage PPT.pdf
- Specifying Equity in Practice: A Focus on Ambitious Mathematics and Science Teaching

Three projects report findings about supporting mathematics and science teachers’ development of ambitious teaching and focus analyses on equity perspectives related to students’ opportunities to learn.

Laurie Rubel, Kara Jackson, Jessica Thompson, Mark Windschitl Equity-in-Practice_PPT.pdf , Jackson_PPT.pdf , Thompson.Windschitl_PPT.pdf
- The Challenges of Scaling Up

Dynabook and SmartGraphs answer the questions: What are the major challenges in scaling up, and how do you plan to meet them?

Susan Courey, Andrew Zucker Session_PPT.pdf
- Effective Computer-Based Curricula

What have we learned about designing computer-based materials that transform science education? What do we need to investigate? How can we collaborate to stimulate change?

Robert Tinker, Marcia Linn
- What Do We Do with the Kids Who “Aren’t Ready” for Algebra?

Presenters from two projects developing and researching ninth-grade “double-period” algebra approaches and materials present their distinct but compatible perspectives. Group discussion is encouraged.

E. Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, James Lynn, Martin Gartzman, Susan Hull Session PPT.pdf
- Technology to Support Expression of Meaning

Presenters from six technology-rich projects explore how they are using new representations, activities, and practices to help learners become more fluent in expressing their thinking.

Kimberle Koile, Andee Rubin, Jeremy Roschelle, Daniel Scher, William Finzer, Eric Wiebe, Eric Hamilton Roschelle_PPT.prezi Session_PPT.pdf , Roschelle_PPT.prezi Koile.Rubin_PPT.pdf , Roschelle_PPT.prezi Wiebe_PPT.pdf
- Toward Greater Mutual Understanding in STEM: A Focused, Facilitated Conversation Exploring How Engineering Lessons Can Support Math and Science “Common Core” Standards

In an environment structured for productive thinking, educators from different content areas collaboratively begin to develop a set of recommendations or considerations for cross-content generative engineering lessons.

Susan Pruet, Carolyn DeCristofano, Cary Sneider, Robert Young, Debra Brockway, Michael Hacker, Mike Ryan Pruet et al PPT.pptx
- Poster Session & Reception

(See the Poster List of projects presenting.)

*Light refreshments served.

Dinner on Your Own

(See the list of local restaurants.)

- Fellows’ Dinner

(2011–2012 Fellows only)

- Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

- Networking and Continental Breakfast

(An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers)

- Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science

The project seeks feedback during this session for the development of interdisciplinary high school curriculum materials, including assignment to grade levels, specific course usage, and teacher needs.

Margaret Cozzens, Tamra Carpenter
- Incorporating User Input into the Development of STEM Education Materials: A CADRE Work Group Presentation

DR K-12 project members will discuss their purposes and strategiessuch as recruiting user partners, establishing a relationship and role, communicating, and gathering datafor engaging end users. 

Derek Riley, Daniel Zalles, Yael Wyner, Susan Pruet, Marilyn Ault
- Using Rule Space and Poset-based Adaptive Testing Methodologies to Identify Ability Patterns in Early Mathematics and Create a Comprehensive Mathematics Ability Test

Presenters discuss creating and evaluating a substantial revision of an existing assessment of early mathematics using emerging, multidimensional, cognitive and psychometric, theoretical models.

Douglas Clements, Kikumi Tatsuoka, Curtis Tatsuoka
- CADRE Instrumentation Study

This session provides an opportunity for participants to discuss findings from a systematic review of instrumentation that DR K–12 projects proposed for assessing teacher’s content knowledge, classroom practices, and pedagogical content knowledge.

Daphne Minner, Alina Martinez Minner.Martinez PPT.pptx
- Instructional Tools for Supporting Science Inquiry Practices and Academic Language Development for English Language Learners

Presenters share instructional materials for supporting science inquiry practices and academic language development, and seek feedback for increasing classroom implementation of materials.

Cory Buxton, Martha Allexsaht-Snider LISELL_PPT.pdf
- Create, Use, and Distribute Free SmartGraphs Activities

Learn how to create free, online interactive lessons of your own design to help students understand graphs and the STEM concepts represented in graphs. Bring a laptop.

Carolyn Staudt, Andrew Zucker
- Professional Development and Implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This panel provides various perspectives on recommendations needed to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, with a focus on professional development. *This is a one-hour session with the option to stay in the room for informal discussion afterwards.

Paola Sztajn, Kimberly Yoak, Karen King Session PPT.pdf
- NSF Funding Programs

Facilitator: Pat Wilson, NSF

NSF program officers discuss Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) programs and related funding opportunities.

Sharon Tettegah, Julio Lopez-Ferrao, Edith Gummer, Darryl Williams, James Hamos, David Hanych, Janice Earle, Sandra Martell, Nafeesa Owens, Gerhard Salinger NSF Funding_PPT.pdf
- Simulations, Games, and Digital Tools for Science and Math Learning: The Diversity of Research Questions and Methodological Approaches

This interactive poster session brings together 11 projects using digital computer technologies (games, simulations, tools) to discuss current research questions, corresponding methodologies, and next steps. 

Katherine Perkins, Emily Moore, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Ethan Danahy, Diane Jass Ketelhut, Jacqueline Miller, Carolyn Staudt, Andrew Zucker, Douglas Clark, Janice Gobert, Marcia Linn, Karin Wiburg, Karen Trujillo, Barbara Chamberlin
- Learning Progressions and Trajectories in Research: Methodological and Theoretical Challenges

Five research teams describe various methodologies used to develop, refine, and validate learning progressions/learning trajectories and describe challenges encountered in relation to those methods of investigation.

Jeffrey Barrett, Douglas Clements, Jere Confrey, Alan Maloney, Maria Blanton, John Lannin, Amy Ellis SESSION AUDIO RECORDING Barrett.Clements_PPT.pdf , SESSION AUDIO RECORDING Blanton_PPT.pdf
- Professional Development Materials to Support Geometry Learning and Instruction, the Common Core Standards, and English Language Learners

Two projects that are investigating how middle school geometry professional development materials support teachers’ learning. Presenters compare approaches, present preliminary results, and discuss strengths and challenges.

Nanette Seago, Mark Driscoll
- Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Explore whether Network Improvement Communities might inform and guide dissemination efforts, and then engage in debate about STEM reforms at the local or global level.

Sharon Lynch, Mark Windschitl 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf , Windschitl.Thompson Handout.pdf
- Mapping DR K-12 Project Activities to Climate and Environmental Literacy Principles - Steps Toward Leveraging Efforts and Broader Impacts

Presenters explore how DR K-12 projects address the Climate Literacy Essential Principles and Environmental Literacy Competencies and how that information can increase projects' effectiveness.

Tamara Ledley, Karen Hollweg Session_PPT.pdf , Env Lit Handout.pdf , CLEP Chart Handout.pdf , CLEP Handout.pdf
- CANCELLED: Rich/Authentic Contexts for Pre-College Engineering Education – Conceptualizations and Translations into Practice

“Authentic experiences” are core to many projects. The session shows ways authenticity is used in engineering/technology with examples from projects.

Johannes Strobel, Carolyn DeCristofano, Michael Hacker, Debra Brockway
- Development and Use of Observational Protocols

This session presents the development and use of observational protocols. The collaborative team elicits feedback from the participants to enhance the protocols.

John Sutton, David Yopp, Alejandra Sorto, Zhonghong Jiang, Susan Pruet, James Van Haneghan, Carolyn DeCristofano Sutton.Yopp_PPT.pdf , Sorto.Jiang_PPT.pdf
- Using Learning Progression Research in Classroom Settings

Learning-progression research creates new possibilities for improving teaching practice while creating new challenges. Five projects exchange views focusing on problems of teaching practice.

Charles Anderson, Marianne Wiser, Kristin Gunckel, Nancy Songer, Brian Reiser SESSION AUDIO RECORDING Anderson_PPT.pdf , SESSION AUDIO RECORDING Gunckel_PPT.pdf , SESSION AUDIO RECORDING Songer_PPT.pdf
- Plenary Presentation: Reconceptualizing Research in an Era of Disruption

*Working Lunch

To meet the disruptive challenges of a global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy, scholars must apply new collaborative technologies to diffuse and scale systemic educational solutions.

Concluding Remarks: Elizabeth Vanderputten, DR K-12 Program Officer, NSF

Chris Dede Dede_PPT.pdf
- Welcome and Plenary: A National Science Foundation Update

Opening remarks from NSF.

Cora Marrett
- Professional Development Materials: Supporting Facilitators at Different Levels

Participants provide feedback on materials from a professional development program developed to help elementary teachers promote mathematics discourse, with attention to the design of facilitation support.

Paola Sztajn AIM-Sztajn PI meet slides.pdf
- Innovations in Early Childhood STEM Curricula and Professional Development

This poster symposium features six preschool projects across STEM domains that have developed curricula and provided teachers with supports for motivating all children’s engagement with STEM.

Kimberly Brenneman, Christine McWayne, Anita Wager, Ximena Dominguez, Ashley Lewis, Daryl Greenfield Greenfield Discussant.pdf , 2014 CADRE 4KPD Present.pdf , NSF PI meeting_NGPM slides.pdf , NGP_digital_assets_handout-73014c_final.pdf , NGPScience Teaser for CADRE_8.31.14.pdf , DRK12 PI_Integrating Technology into Preschool Classrooms_final2.pdf , NGPM NGPS DRK12 PI meeting poster.pdf
- Ocean Tracks: Bringing Large-Scale Marine Science Data to and Beyond the Classroom

Participants engage in marine data investigations using the Ocean Tracks Web interface and analysis tools, offer feedback, and discuss possible synergies with other DR K12 programs.

Josephine Louie, Amy Busey DRK12 PI mtg slides 2014-08-05 FINAL.pdf
- Assessing Secondary Teachers’ Algebraic Habits of Mind

Participants provide feedback on a preliminary paper-and-pencil assessment of secondary teachers’ mathematical habits of mind (MHoM) and use classroom video to examine MHoM in practice.

Sarah Sword, Ryota Matsuura drk12.2014.pdf
- Using Learning Progressions for Classroom Assessment and Teaching

Join a discussion addressing how learning progression-based frameworks, assessments, and instruction can support teachers and students in developing increasingly sophisticated scientific knowledge and practice.

Beth Covitt, Christina Schwarz, Charles Anderson, Karen Draney Water FA Cadre_08.04.14.pdf , 814 DRK12PIMeetingSlides.pdf , Schwarz DRK12 LP Session 8_5_14_final.pdf
- Meaningful Support for Teachers: Specific Ways to Encourage Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Panelists from three projects share lessons learned in guiding game use in classroom learning, highlighting specific examples of effective resources.

Barbara Chamberlin, Frieda Reichsman, Erin Bardar Session Website 2014 Cadre Games with Teachers_no movie.key_.pdf
- Overcoming Obstacles of Affordability, Flexibility, and Effectiveness to Scaling-Up with a Cyberlearning Professional-Development Model

Participants engage in and provide feedback on a CyberPD environment that overcomes the obstacles related to bringing curriculum-based professional development to scale.

Barbara Zahm, Ruta Demery, Tamara Sumner, Heather Leary bzNSF Presentation 8-2014.pdf , NSF2014PresentationRD.pdf , UC-CyberPD_August2014_NSFmeeting_v4.pdf , PresentationWestEd 2014 NSF.pdf
- Equitable Teaching Practices in Math

Presenters seek feedback on an observational instrument designed to identify preservice teachers’ abilities to identify equitable teaching practices.

Imani Goffney, Monica Gonzalez
- Using Life Cycle Data to Help Teachers Understand Key Energy Concepts

Participants engage in and provide feedback on digital interactive learning experiences that use National Renewable Energy Laboratory life cycle data and help teachers understand key energy concepts. Please bring your laptop.

Susan Kowalski, Mark Bloom EMAT Feedback Session.pdf
- NSF Funding Programs

Facilitator: NSF Program Officers
In a roundtable session, NSF program officers discuss Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) programs and related funding opportunities. The session presentation and discussion will last one hour. Participants are welcome to stay longer for additional informal discussion.

David Campbell NSF funding DR K-12.pdf , de Strulle_STEM-C_DRK12 PI.pdf
- Gaming/Virtual Worlds Arcade

(Open to all grantees)
Participants engage in extended play and in-depth discussion around selected DR K-12 games, simulations, and virtual environments.

- Engineering SIG

(Open to all grantees)
This group discusses current research and practice in K-12 engineering education and issues related to content and delivery.

- Student Materials, Professional Development, and Assessment Organized Around Habits of Mind in the CCSSM

Learn about three projects centered on algebraic habits of mind: a puzzle-centric curriculum for middle school and at-risk algebra students, professional development on the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and an assessment for teachers.


E. Paul Goldenberg, Sarah Sword, Deborah Spencer HoM, TTA, IMPS, ASTAHM_Goldenberg.pdf
- Building Theory While Supporting Implementation of the NGSS

Implementing the NGSS requires changes in teaching, assessments, and curriculum materials. In this session, participants explore theoretical questions for DR K12 research that are raised by these NGSS implementation challenges.

Brian Reiser, Joseph Krajcik, James Pellegrino, Julia Gouvea Pellegrino_NSF PI mtg.final_.pdf , MBER PI Meeting 2014.pdf
- The Design and Findings of a Random-Controlled Trial for a Successful Game-Based Mathematics Intervention

Join a discussion about designing and testing the effects of game-based products that facilitate middle school student learning of math concepts.

Karin Wiburg, Barbara Chamberlin Research-based Design Aug.6.pdf
- Moving Toward Collective Impact on Climate and Global Change Education

Participants discuss and identify what coordination is needed across DR K12 efforts to enable sustained collective impact on the issues presented by climate, global, and environmental change.

Tamara Ledley, Daniel Zalles Final Collective Impact Presentation.pdf
- Teaching Viable Argumentation and Measuring the Effects

How do we encourage referent-based mathematical argumentation without encouraging students to request that examples accompany otherwise viable arguments? Assessment concerns are explored and discussed.

David Yopp
- Exploring the Challenges of Supporting Teachers to Enact Ambitious Instruction and Curriculum Practices in Mathematics

This session addresses challenges related to supporting teachers’ use of curriculum materials to address the challenging features of the CCSSM.

Erin Henrick, Jeffrey Choppin, Corey Drake CADRE_August2014.pdf
- Discussion of Promising Scale-up Strategies for Reaching Classrooms

Participants and the presenters will discuss their experiences—including releasing free and paid apps—and provide suggestions to others for successfully reaching many users.

Andrew Zucker, Carolyn Staudt Scaling Up PI Meeting 2014 Zucker Staudt.pdf
- The Challenges of Assessing the Dynamics of Change in Students’ Physical Science Knowledge and the Coherence of Their Ideas in the Context of Model-Based Inquiry

Presenters seek feedback on a graphic mapping approach to assess the dynamics of change in students’ science knowledge over the course of instruction.

Ala Samarapungavan, Lynn Bryan Challenges in Assessing the Dynamics of Change.pdf
- Learning as a Community: Maximizing the Impact of Research Syntheses in Science Education

This interactive session is designed to promote critical thinking about current research practices and integrate a variety of perspectives on research syntheses and how they can help advance education research.

Joseph Taylor, Chris Wilson, Alina Martinez, Erin Furtak, Susan Kowalski CADREPanelFinal.pdf
- Poster Hall

Visit our Virtual Poster Hall

2014 DR K-12 PI Meeting Poster Hall List 7.31.14 with Addendum.pdf , Poster Hall Map.pdf
- Approaches to Making Use of Implementation Evidence

This panel focuses on several approaches to studying and making use of implementation evidence to improve outcomes of DR K–12. Typically, implementation research focuses on fidelity from an individual perspective. In this panel, policy researchers share approaches to using evidence about teachers’ social networks and their sense making about organizational issues to explain patterns in implementation.

William Penuel, Sara Heredia, Jessica Rigby, Jennifer Russell Penuel Phillips Harris 2014.pdf , Furtak Heredia 2014.pdf , 2014 080614 Plenary Deck.pdf
- Challenges Aligning Existing Measures with Professional Development Learning Goals to Evaluate Program Effectiveness

This session provides a forum for discussing the challenges of evaluating program effectiveness by using existing measures that vary in their alignment with program learning goals.

Nicole Kersting, Amy Brodesky, James Hammerman Alignment_CombinedParticipantCommentsAddedFinal.pdf
- Four Perspectives on the Nature and Effectiveness of STEM-focused High Schools

Four projects investigating the characteristics and effectiveness of STEM-focused high schools present their contrasting methods and early findings.

Barbara Means, Sharon Lynch, Steven Schneider, Mark Loveland, Melanie LaForce 1. DRK-12 PI Panel Intro.pdf , 2. LaForcePI Meeting_final2.pdf , 3. Lynch_DRK12_2014_july20_July31.pdf , DRK12finalWestEd_S5_DRK12_2014.pdf , 5. iSTEM DRK-12_2014.pdf
- A Grand Opportunity: Synergy and Interoperability Across Educational Games and Simulations

Join this lively, interactive discussion examining the opportunities for coordinating work in games and simulations. Discuss and plan embedding, data capture/analytics, customization, and more!

Katherine Perkins, Chad Dorsey Collaborative Google Doc Notes from the Session DRK-12-PI-Meeting-PhET-Concord.pdf
- Navigating to NGSS Success: Identifying a Research Agenda

Leaders of three DR K-12 projects identify successful instructional strategies for using technology-enhanced curriculum materials, games, and models to achieve the NGSS practices.

Marcia Linn, Libby Gerard, Dermot Donnelly, Joseph Krajcik, James Lester DonnellyLinnGerard_PIpresentation_CADRE.pdf , Interactions NSF 2014_Linn session.pdf
- Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

This session focuses on the evidence standards for STEM education research and development proposals and projects. These standards are intended to establish benchmarks across the research and development continuum that set expectations for research design, rationale, outcomes, and evaluation.

Edith Gummer Common guidelines presentation forDRK-12 PI meeting.pdf
- Perspectives for Advancing the Effectiveness of Elementary Science Instruction for Student Learning: Importance and Challenges

Presenters discuss how their projects contribute systemically to the design, implementation, and evaluation of quality elementary science programs.

Nancy Romance, Michael Vitale, Ala Samarapungavan, Annemarie Palincsar, Hilda Borko, Deborah Hanuscin, Carolyn Staudt NSF PI Meeting - Introductory PPT.pdf , Romance-Vitale NSF PI Meeting Corrected 8-7-14.pdf , QuEST CADRE Symposium 2014.pdf , NSF PI Meeting - Introductory PPT.pdf
- A Review of DR K–12 English Language Learner Projects and Their Contribution to Research

This session explores the role of funding programs in shaping research agendas. The springboard for discussion is a case study that investigated DR K12 contribution to research in science and mathematics education for English language learners.

Alina Martinez, Okhee Lee CADRE ELL Targeted Study 8-6-14.pdf
- Using Immersive Virtual Worlds to Support Learning of Ecosystems Science and Complex Causality

This session seeks feedback on hands-on experiences for learning causal dynamics through collaborative inquiry activities in an immersive virtual ecosystem, including exploring potential opportunities for expanding the curriculum.

Chris Dede, Shari Metcalf Video: EcoMOBILE demo EcoMOBILE handout300412.pdf , Video: EcoMOBILE demo EcoMUVE handout300412.pdf
- Developing Simulation-Based Assessments for Learning Next Generation Science

Participants explore assessments developed in the SimScientists Physical Science Links project, and discuss whether the developers successfully integrated the three dimensions of the NGSS.


Edys Quellmalz, Matt Silberglitt 140801NSF_PSLFeedback.pdf , 140728NSFHandout2014.pdf
- Perspectives on Mathematics Classroom Discourse

In this session, presenters describe three different approaches to studying mathematics classroom discourse. Participants analyze discourse and discuss benefits and potential drawbacks of various approaches to analysis.

Shari Stockero, Jessica Bishop, AnnaMarie Conner Stokero_Bishop_Conner_Discourse_Presentation.pdf
- CADRE Fellows Meeting

(invitation only)

- CAREER Awardee Meeting

(invitation only)

2016 DR K-12 PI Meeting CAREER Awardee Session Resources.pdf
- Working Dinner, Welcome, & Plenary Presentation: The Critical Role of K-12 STEM Learning for the Future of Science

A National Science Foundation Update

Joan Ferrini-Mundy Joan Ferrini-Mundy Plenary.pdf
- Poster Hall

Wednesday night poster hall.

View Virtual Poster Hall Wednesday Poster Hall Map FINAL.pdf , View Virtual Poster Hall WednesdayPM_PosterHallList_FINAL.pdf
- Networking Breakfast

(An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers and DR K-12 colleagues.)

- Problematizing and Assessing Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Ways of Thinking

Engage with presenters as they discuss assessment and rubrics designed to measure secondary teachers’ mathematical habits of mind.

Kevin Moore, Jason Silverman, Sarah Sword Problematizing and Assessing Secondary Mathematics Teaching.pdf
- Data-Intensive Research in Education: New Opportunities for Making an Impact

Join a facilitated discussion about the application of data science to education, drawing on a recent NSF-sponsored report. Participants share insights from DR K–12 projects.

Elizabeth Burrows, Chris Dede Data Intensive Research in Education.pdf
- On the Design and Implementation of Practical Measures to Support Instructional Improvement at Scale

Learn about two efforts to design and implement practical measures of science and mathematics teaching to inform school and district instructional improvement efforts.

Kara Jackson, Jessica Thompson Instructional Improvement at Scale.pdf
- Professional Development Approaches to Strengthen Collaboration among Educators with Different Roles to Improve Student Math Learning

Discuss the benefits and challenges of creating mathematics professional development that brings together educators with different roles to build knowledge, practices, and collaboration for teaching students with diverse needs.

Amy Brodesky, Mark Driscoll, Pam Buffington PD to Promote Math Learning.pdf
- Elementary Mathematical Writing Task Force Recommendations: Implications for Research and Classroom Implementation

Learn about types of and purposes for elementary mathematical writing, and discuss implications for research and classroom implementation.

Tutita Casa, Janine Firmender View The Task Force Recommendations Website Math Writing Task Force.pdf
- Perspectives on Solution Diversity and Divergent Thinking in K–12 Engineering Design Learning Experiences

Consider multiple approaches to valuing, supporting, and studying the diversity of students’ solutions to design problems through poster presentations and small-group discussion.

Jennifer Chiu, Christine Cunningham, Ethan Danahy, Chris Rogers, Kristen Wendell, Richard Lehrer, Megan Wongkamalasai Virtual Poster Hall Solution Diversity and Engineering.pdf , Virtual Poster Hall Solution Diversity and Engineering Handout.pdf
- Using NGSS Implementation to Build Science Education Community

Come and discuss opportunities to build synergy between Achieve’s efforts to support NGSS implementation across states and DR K–12 research initiatives.

Jennifer Childress, Peter McLaren NGSS Implementation.pdf
- Game-Based Learning Assessments: Using Data from Digital Games to Understand Learning

Discover how digital games can inform classroom teaching using data from innovative formative assessments from three different game-based projects.

Jodi Asbell-Clarke, James Diamond, Edys Quellmalz Game-based Learning Assessments.pdf
- Teacher Learning across Contexts

Discuss these questions: What are the advantages and challenges of working across institutions—formal and informal—for teacher pre-service and in-service development, especially in science? What are current models, approaches, and findings?

- Argumentation and Discourse

Join a discussion about models for teaching and learning argumentation and discourse in mathematics, including implications for teacher practice, classroom structure, and the nature of students’ learning.

Yopp Reflections.pdf
- Digital Learning Arcade
(invitation only) Network with projects developing or researching educational technologies, and take part in extended play or interaction with products and in-depth discussion about cross-cutting ideas and issues.
- Making Effective Videos for Dissemination

Learn practical tips for planning and producing videos that effectively convey project work and intended messages.

- Co-Design Processes to Support the Development of Educational Innovations

Join a discussion about co-design approaches that can help ensure that educational innovations are designed and used to support teaching and learning in early childhood.

- Projects Supporting Linguistically Diverse Students

Join a discussion about how ELL projects approach challenges associated with recruitment of teachers; build trust and administrative support; develop partnerships between institutions and schools; and disseminate.

- Federal Agency Funding Opportunities: Within and Beyond NSF
In a roundtable session, representatives from NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) programs, NIH, and ED discuss funding opportunities within their respective agencies.
IES Presentation Slides.pdf , NIH Presentation Slides.pdf , NSF Presentation Slides.pdf
- Culturally Responsive Education

Review themes related to culturally responsive STEM instruction, and generate ideas for advancing research and practice in this area.

Culturally Responsive STEM Education.pdf
- Working Lunch and Plenary Presentation: STEM, Language, Experience, Learning, and Life in the Modern World

James Paul Gee presents a theory of STEM learning based on embodied cognition with a focus on the role of experience and language; discusses the role of digital media in powerful new forms of teaching and learning outside of school; and considers the wider framework within which STEM should sit in our world.

James Gee James Paul Gee.pdf , DRK12-PI-meeting-GEEResonse.pdf
- The Question of Dissemination: Using Video to Draw Broader Audiences to NSF Research

Consider the role project videos can play in dissemination of research with OSPrI describing their video experience, and NSF situating the work within their efforts to improve policymakers’ understanding of DR K–12 research and development.

Ann House, Sharon Lynch, Robert Margetta, Michael Sullivan, Joni Falk Dissemination Using Video.pdf
- Issues in Integrating NGSS Standards and Literacy/Language Arts in Grades K–5 Science

Join in a discussion and give feedback on the work of a project integrating science and literacy/language arts, and issues associated with designing and implementing integrated science in K–5 schools.

Nancy Romance, Michael Vitale Integrating NGSS and LLA.pptx
- Preparing Teachers to Support Rich Disciplinary Discussions in Their Classrooms

Learn about pre- or in-service teacher education activities designed to support teacher facilitation of student disciplinary discussions through enactments that illustrate teacher education activities.

Leema Berland, Sara Baszczewski, Ana Butler, Jeff Greene, Jarod Kawasaki Preparing Teachers.pdf
- Expanding Opportunities for STEM Teacher Leadership

Learn about issues, opportunities, and models of teacher leadership to create transformative learning environments and improve education policy and decision making.

Jay Labov, Suzanne Wilson Report: Exploring Opportunities for STEM Teacher Leadership Teacher Leadership.pdf
- Longitudinal Studies of Teacher Development in Elementary Mathematics and Science

Learn about the work and findings of two longitudinal studies examining the development of knowledge, beliefs, and instructional practices among pre-service and early-career elementary teachers in mathematics and science.

Daniel Hanley, Temple Walkowiak Longitudinal Studies Presentation Slides.pdf , Longitudinal Studies Handout.pdf
- Scientific Modeling across the K–12 Continuum: Alignment between Theoretical Foundations and Classroom Interventions

Explore methods and challenges associated with supporting and evaluating scientific modeling in K–12 classrooms in this structured poster session.

Daniel Damelin, Cory Forbes, Joseph Krajcik, Christina Schwarz, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, Cynthia Passmore Virtual Poster Hall Scientific Modeling across the K-12.pdf
- Improving Student Learning and Teacher Practice in Mathematics: A Focus on Formative Assessment

Join a discussion with panelists from several projects about project model designs, initial findings, and implementation challenges associated with formative assessment in mathematics.

Alison Castro Superfine, Jere Confrey, Edward Silver, Jonathan Supovitz IFAST Algebra.pdf
- Practicum-based Professional Development Models: Considering Impacts from Multiple Perspectives

Join a discussion about making, understanding, and measuring the impacts of practicum-based teacher professional development models, and aspects of policy and context that mediate these impacts.

Dante Cisterna, Deborah Hanuscin, Emily Weiss Practicum-based PD models.pdf
- Poster Hall

Thursday night poster hall.

Virtual Poster Hall Thursday Poster Hall Map FINAL.pdf , Virtual Poster Hall ThursdayPM_PosterHallList_FINAL.pdf
- Networking Breakfast

(An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers and DR K-12 colleagues)

- Exploring the Relationship between Rigorous Curriculum Materials and the Development of Ambitious Mathematics Instructional Practices

Hear the findings and perspectives of three projects investigating the impact of and challenges related to teachers’ use of ambitious instructional materials on their knowledge and practice.

Jeffrey Choppin, Erin Henrick, Mary Beth Piecham Relationship bw curriculum and instructional practices.pdf
- Supports for Elementary Teachers Implementing the NGSS: Challenges and Opportunities across Science, Technology, and Engineering

Consider methods and challenges associated with supporting upper elementary teachers’ implementation of NGSS-based classroom interventions in this structured poster session.

Cory Forbes, Deborah Hanuscin, May Jadallah, Sara Lacy, Patricia Paugh, Ji Shen, Sean Smith Virtual Poster Hall Supports for Elementary Teachers Implementing the NGSS.pdf
- Designing Tasks for Assessing Three-Dimensional Science Learning

Explore approaches and challenges to designing assessment tasks that integrate the three dimensions of science learning in this panel-led session.

Louis DiBello, Christopher Harris, Joseph Krajcik, Edys Quellmalz, Matt Silberglitt NGSS 3D Assessment Presentation Slides.pdf , Harris_Krajcik_Pellegrino_McElhaney_constructing assessment tasks 2016.pdf
- Infusing Engineering into Secondary-level Classes

Participants learn about approaches to infusing or integrating engineering concepts into secondary-level science classrooms and engage in an analysis of two projects’ products and outcomes.

Rodney Custer, Jenny Daugherty, Jonathan Singer Infusing Engineering.pdf
- Teachers Extending Their Knowledge in Online Collaborative Learning Environments: Opportunities and Challenges

Join two projects to discuss the challenges and opportunities afforded through online environments for providing professional development and supporting classroom implementation of mathematical practices.

Arthur Powell, Jason Silverman, Stephen Weimar Online Collaborative Learning.pdf
- District Leadership in Scaling Up Instructional Improvement

Learn about two projects’ findings on district leadership practices critical for scaling up ambitious mathematics instruction through teacher professional development. Share your own insights, challenges, and recommendations for scale-up. 

Motoko Akiba, Paul Cobb, Paola Sztajn District Leadership in Scaling up Instructional Improvement Slides.pdf
- Leveraging Open Source Tools across NSF-funded Projects: Partnerships, Integration Models, and Developer Communities

Discuss the potential utility of CODAP and other open source tools in your work, effective cross-project partnerships, and supporting developer communities around open source materials.

Amy Busey, Daniel Damelin, William Finzer, Natalya St. Clair CODAP open source tools.pdf
- Plenary Presentation: Perspectives from the Field: What Research Do We Need?

Participants are invited to look into the future with our panelists and consider a research agenda for STEM education that responds to the needs of our schools, districts, and states.

Nancy Shapiro, Linda Chen, Jack Smith DRK12-PI-meeting-SHAPIROResponse.pdf
- Designing Multilevel Studies

Using practical training and STEM study examples, presenters provide training on planning efficient and effective impact studies in multilevel settings.

Jessaca Spybrook, Finbarr Sloane
- Early Career Mock Proposal Review

CADRE Fellows and invited postdocs receive an orientation to the DRK–12 proposal review process and engage in a mock review led by an NSF program director.

Robert Ochsendorf
- CAREER Award Forum

This session focuses on the priorities and interests of CAREER awardees, including topics such as efficacy and effectiveness studies of STEM interventions in field settings, linking theories of change to variable selection, measure development, case studies, and other topics chosen by the participants.

Finbarr Sloane
- Digital Learning Arcade

Take part in extended play, demonstration, and networking around technologies being developed and researched by DRK–12 and STEM+C projects.

(Moderator: Katherine Perkins)

Katherine Perkins
- Postdoc Career Pathways

Invited postdocs explore various career pathways in STEM education research in conversation with DRK–12 PIs from academic and non-academic institutions.

(Moderator: Dana Grosser-Clarkson)

Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera, Christopher Harris, Zahra Hazari, Kirk Walters, Dana Grosser-Clarkson
- STEM+C Gathering and Program Updates

Learn about the STEM+Computing funding program and its relationship to NSF’s Big Ideas (specifically, interdisciplinary Convergence and Work at the Human Technology Frontier), and network with other STEM+C awardees.

Arlene deStrulle
- NSF Welcome & Nexus of Change: Exploring the Intersections Between Broadening Participation, STEM and Computer Science Disciplines, and Technological Innovations in Education

The framing plenary presentation addresses the necessity and urgency for the NSF DRK–12 and STEM+C communities to capitalize on intersections or the nexus of the three domains of broadening participation, STEM+C disciplines, and technological innovations.

Robert Ochsendorf, Okhee Lee
- Poster Hall

Visit your colleagues’ posters to learn about their research and discuss approaches, challenges, successes, and emerging findings.

- NSF Priorities & Going the Extra Mile to Support Research Use

Neild discusses strategies for effective partnerships and collaborations between researchers and practitioners as well as promising mechanisms for communicating research findings to teachers and agency leadership in schools.

(Moderator: Karen King)

Jim Lewis, Ruth Neild, Karen King
- Data Are Everywhere—and Now, So Is Data Science Education. Learn How This Affects You!

Hear from four projects grappling with what it means to engage learners in data science, both integrated into STEM subjects and stand-alone, and discuss the potential challenges.

Daniel Damelin, Chad Dorsey, William Finzer, Sherry Hsi, Janice Mokros, Andee Rubin, William Tally
- Exploring Variation in Discourse and Interactional Analyses

Presenters engage the audience in various theories and methods for discourse and interactional analysis, exploring the ways in which these approaches shape researchers’ claims.

Megan Bang, Leema Berland, Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
- The Ongoing Process of Validating and/or Adapting Learning Trajectories Over Time

Hypothetical learning trajectories imply negotiation between teachers and students. In this session, researchers discuss how they validate learning trajectories under variable conditions and anticipate change in practice artifacts.

Jeffrey Barrett, Jere Confrey, Kathryn Rich, Julie Sarama, Ana Stephens
- Engagement in Science Practices in Early Childhood: Discussing Successes and Challenges

This session invites participants to discuss which science practices align with the abilities of young children and what supports young children need to engage in those practices.

Ximena Dominguez
- Measuring Latent Constructs

The session details the measurement of latent constructs and provides practical training on the use of confirmatory factor analysis and latent trait models.

Benjamin Kelcey, Finbarr Sloane
- To Scale or Not to Scale?

This session explores the kinds of work worth scaling (curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development) and considers promising approaches for doing so.

Arthur Eisenkraft, Daniel Heck, Erin Henrick, Kara Jackson, Matt McLeod
- Exploring Technological Innovations to Support Practice-based STEM Teacher Education

Learn about technology for teacher education as presenters introduce the work of the LessonSketch R+D Fellows and online tools being used in practice-based teacher education.

Daniel Chazan, Imani Goffney, Dana Grosser-Clarkson, Patricio Herbst, William Zahner
- Promoting STEM Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities

Panelists examine the challenges and opportunities faced by STEM educators when balancing strong STEM pedagogy with specific strategies for students with learning disabilities.

(Moderator: Robert Ochsendorf) 


Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Christian Doabler, Karen Karp, William Therrien, Robert Ochsendorf
- Funders: Cultivating Public–Private Partnerships in Education R&D

Currently, education is a field suffering from significant underinvestment by public and private sources in R&D. While we’ve advanced our understanding of how learning works, much of this research hasn’t been translated into practical methods and tools that teachers can use in classrooms. Learn how three funders are exploring ways to bring together multidisciplinary teams (researchers, educators, product developers) to produce models, practices, tools, and other resources that are designed to achieve improvements in student outcomes.

(Moderator: Robert Ochsendorf) 

Amy Dray, Karen Johnson, Bror Saxberg, Robert Ochsendorf
- Using Scenario-based Questionnaires to Investigate Teaching Knowledge and Practice at Scale

Presenters use illustrations from a project that used scenario-based, graphics-enhanced online questionnaires to introduce participants to the use of these techniques to study teaching knowledge and practice.

Daniel Chazan, Patricio Herbst
- Conceptualizing Rigor in the Design and Use of Practical Measures for Instructional Improvement

In this session, the group explores the following question: What does it mean to attend to rigor in the design and use of practical measures for instructional improvement?

Erin Henrick, Marsha Ing, Kara Jackson
- From Pilots to Products: Sustained Dissemination of Curriculum, Software, and Hardware at Scale

Plan how to broadly disseminate, maintain, and sustain the products of your DRK–12 and/or STEM+C project. Learn about common models, and share your own ideas and experiences.

Meltem Alemdar, Chad Dorsey, Douglas Edwards, Jason Freeman, William Finzer, Marion Usselman
- Broadening Participation Through Enhanced Relationships Between STEM Content and Disciplinary Language for Teaching English Learners

Learn about a model of language-rich STEM inquiry for broadening participation of English learners in formal and informal spaces, followed by an interactive discussion.

Cory Buxton
- Designing and Analyzing Studies to Detect Moderation and Mediation

This session provides practical training in the concepts and application of moderation and mediation within the context of STEM education.

Benjamin Kelcey, Jessaca Spybrook
- Today’s Education for Tomorrow’s College and Career Readiness

Panelists discuss the changing landscape of work, business and industry workforce demands, and current education needs and research in areas such as computational thinking.

(Moderator: Joyce Malyn-Smith)

Thomas Kochan, Irene Lee, Grace Suh, Joyce Malyn-Smith
- Broadening the Participation of Latinx Students in Learning Mathematics and Computer Programming: Affordances and Challenges

Join presenters as they use an equity framework to engage participants in discussing broadening the participation of Latinx middle school students in a mathematics and computer programming program.

Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis
- DRK–12 Early Learning Topical Group Synthesis Feedback

Discuss and provide feedback on a brief synthesis of the DRK–12 portfolio as it relates to STEM education from preK through grade 3.

Natalie Nielsen, Julie Sarama
- Poster Hall

Visit your colleagues’ posters to learn about their research and discuss approaches, challenges, successes, and emerging findings.

- What Is “Responsiveness”? Moving Beyond Deficit Models for Students with Disabilities and Difficulties to Broaden Participation

Discuss approaches for tackling deficit models for students with disabilities and difficulties, and as they share their perspectives on strengthening responsiveness to students’ diverse ways of knowing and learning.

Amy Brodesky, Jessica Hunt
- Designing for Broader Access: Considerations in Providing Opportunities for Students to Create Computational Models

This session explores the kinds of obstacles students encounter when creating computational models and potential approaches for addressing these issues.

Daniel Damelin, Joseph Krajcik
- Helping Students Learn the Thinking Skills in the NGSS Crosscutting Themes

Join the presenters of this session as they consider ways to support deep learning of the NGSS crosscutting themes, starting with examples from EcoXPT, followed by group discussion and sharing of artifacts.

Tina Grotzer
- Achieving Broader Impacts of Research Through Dissemination

Research that is likely to have broader impacts must reach targeted and more varied audiences. Panelists discuss new ways to disseminate findings to maximize influence.

(Moderator: Sharon Lynch)

Philip Bell, Kumar Garg, Barbara Means, Julie Sarama, Sharon Lynch
- DRK–12 Broadening Participation Topical Group Synthesis Feedback

Discuss and provide feedback on brief syntheses of (a) DRK–12 research on broadening participation in STEM and (b) theories used to study broadening participation.

Odis Johnson, Natalie Nielsen
- Stage-Sensitive (ZPD-Correlated) Assessment of Mathematical Reasoning: A Written Proxy for Interviewing

Examine an innovative, written assessment to infer a ZPD-correlated stage in students’ multiplicative reasoning as a proxy for labor- and time-intensive cognitive interviews.

Ron Tzur
- Designing Computer-based Learning Environments That Support Synergistic STEM + Computational Thinking (CT) Learning

This panel session brings together several projects that explore affordances and challenges to synergistic delivery of STEM and CT concepts and practices in K–12 classrooms.

Gautam Biswas, James Lester, Kevin McElhaney, Uri Wilensky
- Fidelity of Implementation

In this session, Hulleman discusses the advantages of assessing fidelity of implementation, elaborates a procedure for systematically assessing fidelity, and invites participants to discuss applications to their work.

Chris Hulleman
- Poster Hall

Visit your colleagues’ posters to learn about their research and discuss approaches, challenges, successes, and emerging findings.

- NSF Town Hall

This Q&A style session is intended to provide information to the community and foster informal discussion about the DRK–12 and STEM+C programs, as well as NSF funding opportunities and initiatives.

(Moderator: Evan Heit)

Evan Heit