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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?

- 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.

- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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