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Digital Curricula in Secondary Science: Developing UDL Materials, Envisioning UDL Classrooms

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Thu

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. 

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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Panel

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.

Status of Science Education Frameworks and Next Generation of Standards

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Thu

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.)

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Panel
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In this session, Tom Keller from the National Research Council will update participants on the process and progress of the science conceptual framework and the plan for development of next-generation science education standards. How this effort is similar to and different from the Common Core State Standards initiative in Mathematics and English Language Arts will be made clear. Timelines for each phase of this undertaking will be described, and there will be opportunity for questions and answers.

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For more information, see BOSE website http://nas.edu/BOSE or email tkellwe@nas.edu

Developing Diagnostic Assessments of STEM Learning: Key Decisions and Alternative Approaches

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Thu

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

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Panel
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The topic of this session will be the exploration of alternative approaches to designing diagnostic assessments in STEM learning. The discussion will concentrate on the full range of methodological decisions involved in drawing on current knowledge of student thinking on key ideas and transforming it into assessment strategies based on underlying models of how knowledge develops over time.

Deeply Digital Curriculum - The Changing Landscape of Teaching and Learning

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Thu

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

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Panel
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How should science curriculum developers respond to the changing technological landscape in school and out?

Snow and Global Climate: An Online Course to Facilitate Scientist and Teacher Collaboration

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Thu

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

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8:30 am to 9:45 am
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Product Feedback Session
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This session will showcase and solicit feedback on a prototype online learning community designed to facilitate collaboration between teachers and scientists. A team of scientists and education researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute developed the learning community as part of the Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education (ICE) Program, a DR K–12 program. The unique learning community is the central component of an online course for secondary teachers.

A Model for Interactive, Web-based Curricula to Support Responsive Teaching and Student Inquiry in Elementary Science Classrooms

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Thu

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.

Date/Time: 
8:30 am to 9:45 am
Session Type: 
Product Feedback Session

The presenters of this session seek feedback on the design and feasibility of an interactive, Web-based  curriculum environment that aims to support responsive teaching and elementary students' science inquiry. Session participants will explore and discuss a beta version of an interactive, Web-based,  curriculum environment designed to facilitate responsive teaching and students’ science inquiry.

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Promoting Inquiry web site: http://cipstrends.sdsu.edu/car_module/

Perspectives on Facet-based Diagnostic Assessments: Lessons Learned in Four Instructional Contexts

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Thu

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

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2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Panel

This session will describe recent findings from four projects, each applying the facet-based perspective in different instructional contexts: force and motion and waves (middle and high school), properties of matter and particulate nature of matter (middle school), Earth science (middle school), and chemistry (high school).

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Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Evaluating Diagnostic Assessments in STEM Education

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Fri

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.

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Panel

What are the opportunities and challenges that arise when trying to harness psychometric models for diagnosis in STEM education?        

Gaming to Learn

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Thu

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

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10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Panel
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In this session, panelists from five NSF-funded gaming projects will discuss ways in which digital game-based learning can enable learner-led exploration, taking games beyond the "quiz" model many educators still think of.

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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. HarperCollins. 

Powers, William T. (1973). Behavior: The Control of Perception. Chicago: Aldine.

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