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