2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting Agenda

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Wednesday, June 6

Designing Multilevel Studies
Wednesday, 12:00PM to 2:00PM | Jackson
Jessaca Spybrook, Finbarr Sloane
Using practical training and STEM study examples, presenters provide training on planning efficient and effective impact studies in multilevel settings. | Session Materials

Early Career Mock Proposal Review
Wednesday, 12:00PM to 2:00PM | Jefferson
Robert Ochsendorf
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. |

CAREER Award Forum
Wednesday, 2:00PM to 3:00PM | Jackson
Finbarr Sloane
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. |

Digital Learning Arcade
Wednesday, 2:45PM to 3:45PM | Lincoln 2-4
Katherine Perkins
Take part in extended play, demonstration, and networking around technologies being developed and researched by DRK–12 and STEM+C projects. (Moderator: Katherine Perkins) | Virtual Arcade

Postdoc Career Pathways
Wednesday, 2:45PM to 3:45PM | Jefferson
Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera, Christopher Harris, Zahra Hazari, Kirk Walters, Dana Grosser-Clarkson
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) | Session Materials

STEM+C Gathering and Program Updates
Wednesday, 2:45PM to 3:45PM | Lincoln 5
Arlene deStrulle
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. | Session Materials

NSF Welcome & Nexus of Change: Exploring the Intersections Between Broadening Participation, STEM and Computer Science Disciplines, and Technological Innovations in Education
Wednesday, 4:00PM to 5:00PM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
Robert Ochsendorf, Okhee Lee
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. | Session Materials

Poster Hall
Wednesday, 5:00PM to 6:00PM | Lincoln 2-4

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

Thursday, June 7

NSF Priorities & Going the Extra Mile to Support Research Use
Thursday, 9:30AM to 10:30AM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
Jim Lewis, Ruth Neild, Karen King
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) | Session Materials

Data Are Everywhere—and Now, So Is Data Science Education. Learn How This Affects You!
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Wilson C
Daniel Damelin, Chad Dorsey, William Finzer, Sherry Hsi, Janice Mokros, Andee Rubin, William Tally
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. | Session Materials

Engagement in Science Practices in Early Childhood: Discussing Successes and Challenges
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Jefferson
Ximena Dominguez
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. | Session Materials

Exploring Technological Innovations to Support Practice-based STEM Teacher Education
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Wilson B
Daniel Chazan, Imani Goffney, Dana Grosser-Clarkson, Patricio Herbst, William Zahner
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. | Session Materials

Exploring Variation in Discourse and Interactional Analyses
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Wilson A
Megan Bang, Leema Berland, Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann
Presenters engage the audience in various theories and methods for discourse and interactional analysis, exploring the ways in which these approaches shape researchers’ claims. | Session Materials

Measuring Latent Constructs
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Hoover
Benjamin Kelcey, Finbarr Sloane
The session details the measurement of latent constructs and provides practical training on the use of confirmatory factor analysis and latent trait models. | Session Materials

Promoting STEM Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Harding
Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Christian Doabler, Karen Karp, William Therrien, Robert Ochsendorf
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)    | Session Materials

The Ongoing Process of Validating and/or Adapting Learning Trajectories Over Time
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Coolidge
Jeffrey Barrett, Jere Confrey, Kathryn Rich, Julie Sarama, Ana Stephens
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. | Session Materials

To Scale or Not to Scale?
Thursday, 10:45AM to 12:15PM | Johnson
Arthur Eisenkraft, Daniel Heck, Erin Henrick, Kara Jackson, Matt McLeod
This session explores the kinds of work worth scaling (curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development) and considers promising approaches for doing so. | Session Materials

Funders: Cultivating Public–Private Partnerships in Education R&D
Thursday, 1:00PM to 2:00PM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
Amy Dray, Karen Johnson, Bror Saxberg, Robert Ochsendorf
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)  | Session Materials

Broadening Participation Through Enhanced Relationships Between STEM Content and Disciplinary Language for Teaching English Learners
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Hoover
Cory Buxton
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. | Session Materials

Broadening the Participation of Latinx Students in Learning Mathematics and Computer Programming: Affordances and Challenges
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Coolidge
Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis
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. | Session Materials

Conceptualizing Rigor in the Design and Use of Practical Measures for Instructional Improvement
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Johnson
Erin Henrick, Marsha Ing, Kara Jackson
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? | Session Materials

Designing and Analyzing Studies to Detect Moderation and Mediation
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Wilson A
Benjamin Kelcey, Jessaca Spybrook
This session provides practical training in the concepts and application of moderation and mediation within the context of STEM education. | Session Materials

DRK–12 Early Learning Topical Group Synthesis Feedback
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Jefferson
Natalie Nielsen, Julie Sarama
Discuss and provide feedback on a brief synthesis of the DRK–12 portfolio as it relates to STEM education from preK through grade 3. | Session Materials

From Pilots to Products: Sustained Dissemination of Curriculum, Software, and Hardware at Scale
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Wilson C
Meltem Alemdar, Chad Dorsey, Douglas Edwards, Jason Freeman, William Finzer, Marion Usselman
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. | Session Materials

Today’s Education for Tomorrow’s College and Career Readiness
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Wilson B
Thomas Kochan, Irene Lee, Grace Suh, Joyce Malyn-Smith
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) | Session Materials

Using Scenario-based Questionnaires to Investigate Teaching Knowledge and Practice at Scale
Thursday, 2:15PM to 3:45PM | Harding
Daniel Chazan, Patricio Herbst
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. | Session Materials

Poster Hall
Thursday, 4:00PM to 5:00PM | Lincoln 2-4

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

Friday, June 8

Achieving Broader Impacts of Research Through Dissemination
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Wilson A&B
Philip Bell, Kumar Garg, Barbara Means, Julie Sarama, Sharon Lynch
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) | Session Materials

Designing Computer-based Learning Environments That Support Synergistic STEM + Computational Thinking (CT) Learning
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Wilson C
Gautam Biswas, James Lester, Kevin McElhaney, Uri Wilensky
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. | Session Materials

Designing for Broader Access: Considerations in Providing Opportunities for Students to Create Computational Models
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Hoover
Daniel Damelin, Joseph Krajcik
This session explores the kinds of obstacles students encounter when creating computational models and potential approaches for addressing these issues. | Session Materials

DRK–12 Broadening Participation Topical Group Synthesis Feedback
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Jackson
Odis Johnson, Natalie Nielsen
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. | Session Materials

Fidelity of Implementation
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Coolidge
Chris Hulleman
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. | Session Materials

Helping Students Learn the Thinking Skills in the NGSS Crosscutting Themes
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Johnson
Tina Grotzer
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. | Session Materials

Stage-Sensitive (ZPD-Correlated) Assessment of Mathematical Reasoning: A Written Proxy for Interviewing
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Harding
Ron Tzur
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. | Session Materials

What Is “Responsiveness”? Moving Beyond Deficit Models for Students with Disabilities and Difficulties to Broaden Participation
Friday, 8:30AM to 10:00AM | Jefferson
Amy Brodesky, Jessica Hunt
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. | Session Materials

Poster Hall
Friday, 10:15AM to 11:15AM | Lincoln 2-4

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

NSF Town Hall
Friday, 11:30AM to 12:30PM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom North/East
Evan Heit
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) | Session Materials