Post-secondary Faculty

Exploring teacher knowledge and technology use in creating the inquiry classroom: Implications for novice science teacher professional development

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Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B. E., Loving, C., & Pedersen, S. (2009). Exploring teacher knowledge and technology use in creating the inquiry classroom: Implications for novice science teacher professional development. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.

Evolution of collaboration and mentoring using social network tools within a professional-development community for novice science teachers.

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Kim, H., Miller, H. R., Herbert, B. E., Loving, C., & Pedersen, S. (2009). Evolution of collaboration and mentoring using social network tools within a professional-development community for novice science teachers. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Charleston, SC.

The influence of high-stakes testing on science instruction: Beliefs of teachers

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Singleton, J., Kim, H., Loving, C. (2009). The influence of high-stakes testing on science instruction: Beliefs of teachers. Proceedings of the Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

A Partnership Supporting Math and Science Teachers K-12-See how it works! International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

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Loiacano, M. 2008. A Partnership Supporting Math and Science Teachers K-12-See how it works! International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics. San Antonio, TX. March 6-9, 2008.

NCLT: A Center to Develop Nanoscale Science and Engineering Educators with Leadership Capabilities

The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students.
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Award Number: 
0426328
Funding Period: 
Fri, 10/01/2004 to Thu, 09/30/2010
Full Description: 

The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students.

The Center would bring together educators and scientists from several areas of nano-science and engineering research to collaborate with science teachers and doctoral candidates in education on both the development of the resources and research on their efficacy. The PI has prior experience as director of the Materials World Modules project, an NSF-funded curriculum currently in use in several secondary schools across the country. Lead partners in the proposed Center are Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Michigan, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additional partners include Argonne National Laboratory, West Point Military Academy, Alabama A & M University, Fisk University, Hampton University, Morehouse College and University of Texas at El Paso. The additional partners will widen the geographic range of the project, expanding opportunities to reach a diverse and currently underrepresented population of graduate students, teachers and ultimately students.

STEM and Education faculty and researchers from the partner institutions would participate in interdisciplinary teams to address the Center's mission:

  • Provide national education leadership and resources for advancing NSEE
  • Create and implement professional development programs in NSEE
  • Use innovative ideas in learning to design instructional materials for grades 7-16
  • Conduct research relating to integration of NSEE into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Southeast Regional Technical Assistance and Information Workshop for Minority-serving Institutions To Broadening Participation in the National Science Foundation's Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)

This project will conduct a 1.5 day regional technical assistance and information conference/workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to broaden their participation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and informal Settings (DRL) programs. The workshop will consist of faculty institutional teams and will develop their research or program ideas and to become more skillful in the preparation and development of competitive proposals.

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Award Number: 
0948165
Funding Period: 
Tue, 09/15/2009 to Tue, 08/31/2010
Full Description: 

This is a request from Spelman College to conduct a 1.5 day regional technical assistance and information conference/workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to broaden their participation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and informal Settings (DRL) programs. Spelman College will invite accredited minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to participate in the workshop/conference who have not submitted proposals and/or have been unsuccessful in DRL proposal competition. The workshop will consist of approximately fifty 2-person faculty institutional teams consisting of a faculty member from an education specialty relevant to DRL programmatic activities, and a faculty member in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field supported by the National Science Foundation in order to develop their research or program ideas and to become more skillful in the preparation and development of competitive proposals.

Communication in Science Inquiry Project (CISIP)

CISIP is a professional development program that enables English and science teachers to help students to learn content and communicate scientifically. The CISIP program: Translates How Students Learn Science in the Classroom and Common Core State Standards for student success; targets learning within a classroom discourse community that focuses on argumentation; and takes a team of science and English teachers at schools from middle level through university who collaborate.

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Award Number: 
0353469
Funding Period: 
Thu, 07/01/2004 to Fri, 12/31/2010
Project Evaluator: 
M. J. Young

Research Agenda Project Conference

The goal of these two linked conferences was to build more effective connections between research and practice. Specifically, the conferences brought together researchers, practitioners. and policy makers around improving students' mathematics proficiency by ensuring that researchers were investigating the most urgent problems of practice and that practitioners were connected to the research in ways that makes the knowledge useful to instruction.

Award Number: 
0736558
Funding Period: 
Sat, 12/01/2007 to Sun, 05/31/2009

Enhanced Earth System Teaching Through Regional and Local (ReaL) Earth Inquiry

The ReaL Earth Inquiry project empowers teachers to employ real-world local and regional Earth system science in the classroom. Earth systems science teachers need the pedagogic background, the content, and the support that enables them to engage students in asking real questions about their own communities. The project is developing online "Teacher-Friendly Guides" (resources), professional development involving fieldwork, and inquiry-focused approaches using "virtual fieldwork experiences."  

Award Number: 
0733303
Funding Period: 
Wed, 08/15/2007 to Sat, 07/31/2010
Project Evaluator: 
BridgeWater Education Consulting LLC
Full Description: 

This recruitment and informational video provides an overview of the ReaL Earth Inquiry Project. 

Untangling Mathematical KnoTSS (Knowledge for Teaching Secondary School): An Investigation of Collaborations Between Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators

This project examines the nature and process of collaborations between mathematicians and mathematics teacher educators engaged in the preparation of secondary mathematics teachers. KnoTSS participants are teams of mathematicians and educators who co-teach two courses (one mathematics course and one methods of teaching mathematics course) aimed at building integrated knowledge of content and pedagogy.

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Award Number: 
0821996
Funding Period: 
Mon, 09/01/2008 to Tue, 08/31/2010

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