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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.

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