2012 DR K-12 PI Meeting Session Materials

Date/Time Title & Session Description Presenters Session Materials
06/13/2012 - 12:00pm Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

06/13/2012 - 12:00pm Luncheon for CADRE Fellows

(By invitation only – Fellows and nominating PIs)

During this welcome meeting for the 2011-2012 Fellows and their PIs, participants have the opportunity to meet informally with each other, National Science Foundation (NSF) program officers, and CADRE staff.

06/13/2012 - 14:00pm Options for DR K-12 Project Dissemination and Knowledge Use

CADRE invites feedback on a draft paper that identifies alternatives to conventional dissemination in current DR K-12 projects, as well as other creative options worth considering.  

Brenda Turnbull Dissemination to Knowledge draft.pdf
06/13/2012 - 14:00pm CADRE English Language Learners SIG

(Open to all grantees)                 

This session includes a presentation on English Language Learners and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards, followed by discipline-based discussions.

06/13/2012 - 14:00pm CADRE Gaming SIG

(SIG members only)

This group continues their December 2011 discussion of their gaming/virtual environment work. SIG members focus on successful approaches to common challenges, establish priorities for implementing recommendations from their group meeting, and share the current versions of their games/virtual environments.

06/13/2012 - 14:00pm CADRE Curriculum Design SIG

(Open to all grantees)

Participants share their experiences transitioning to digital curricula, explore what curricula should look like, and define how digital curricula enhance and deepen science learning.

06/13/2012 - 15:00pm Options for DR K-12 Project Evaluations

CADRE invites feedback on a draft paper that describes how evaluation can add value to an R&D project, with special attention to the challenges of making a distinction between evaluation and the project’s research activities.

Brenda Turnbull Evaluation in DR K-12 Projects draft.pdf
06/13/2012 - 15:45pm Gaming Arcade

(Open to all grantees) 

Engage in extended play and in-depth discussion around selected DR K-12 games or virtual environments.

06/13/2012 - 16:30pm Poster Session and Refreshments

(See list of projects presenting posters.)

06/13/2012 - 18:30pm Dinner on Your Own

(See the list of local restaurants.)

06/14/2012 - 07:30am Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

06/14/2012 - 08:00am Working Breakfast Meeting

Welcome: Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.; Elizabeth Vanderputten, DR K-12 Lead Program Officer, NSF
Plenary: Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources, NSF
Joan Ferrini-Mundy welcomes DR K-12 grantees and focuses on the important work of their project teams. She discusses the strategic vision for NSF and the EHR Directorate, and the role that DR K-12 projects have in that vision.

Barbara Berns, Elizabeth Vanderputten, Joan Ferrini-Mundy Ferrini-Mundy_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am A Humbling Challenge—Professional Development that Really “Sticks”

Professional development frequently doesn’t achieve major increases in effective STEM teaching. Can innovative, technology-based models for professional development help us achieve sustainable, substantial changes in practice?

Susan Doubler, Jacqueline Miller, Chris Dede Doubler_PPT.pdf , Miller_PPT.pdf , Session Handout.pdf , Session Notes.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Meeting the Challenges and Reaping the Benefits of Longitudinal Research Studies in Math and Science for DR-K12 Projects

The presenters share challenges faced by DR K-12 longitudinal research studies, with attention to addressing these challenges. Benefits also are addressed.

Beverly Irby, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Jeffrey Barrett, Douglas Clements Barrett.Clements_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am The Teacher's Role in Game- & Simulation-based Learning

A 2011-12 CADRE Fellows presentation

The panel presentation addresses the role of the teacher in online, game- and simulation-based learning. 

Jason Chen, Jana Craig Hare, Rick Gaston, Emily Moore, Karen Trujillo Group Presentation.pdf , Teacher's Role in Game Handout.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Effective Programs in Elementary Science: A Best Evidence Synthesis

This session reports the findings of a systematic review of research on elementary science. Treatments reviewed included instructional processes, science kits, and technology.

Robert Slavin, Cynthia Lake Slavin.Lake_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Status of The Next Generation of Science Standards

This session provides an update about the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with a special focus on implications for curriculum development, professional development, and assessment. 

Stephen Pruitt
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Using Analysis of Practice to Improve Science and Mathematics Teaching: Ways to Support and Study Teacher Learning

This session examines different approaches to engaging mathematics and science teachers in analysis of practice (e.g., using video, student work, and online tools) and different strategies for assessing impact of this work.

Kathleen Roth, Susan Kowalski, David Beer, Beth Herbel-Eisenmann Session_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Game-based STEM Learning and Assessments

The panel provides an overview of what presenters know about how learning takes place in games and how each of these projects is crafting assessment in virtual and game-based environments.  

Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Douglas Clark, Edys Quellmalz, Diane Jass Ketelhut, David Shaffer, Marilyn Ault, Jonathan Rowe Clark_PPT.pdf , Rowe_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am STEM Smart: An NRC Report and NSF Initiative

Learn about the process, findings and recommendations of the 2011 NRC report, Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. * This is a one hour session with the option to stay in the room for informal discussion afterwards.

Suzanne Wilson
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Within Crossroads sessions, PIs share a vexation about their NSF projects, identify a venture to address the challenges, and then attend to collaborative problem-solving discussions. In this inaugural Crossroads session, participants examine challenges of coordinating across states within a collaborative project and discuss sharing project activities with a wide array of constituencies.

Todd Campbell, Julie Luft 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf
06/14/2012 - 09:45am Using Scientific Data Sets to Teach STEM Topics, Support Student Learning, and Develop an Understanding about the Nature of Science

The session provides an overview of and stimulates discussion about current DR K-12 projects initiating STEM classroom uses of scientific data sets using geospatial technologies and data visualizations.

Daniel Zalles, James Short, Don Duggan-Haas, Alec Bodzin, Ruth Krumhansl, Yael Wyner, Alan Berkowitz, Lisa Blank CE3 Handout.pdf
06/14/2012 - 12:00pm Engineering SIG

(Open to all grantees)

This group discusses current research and practice in K-12 engineering education and issues related to content and delivery.

06/14/2012 - 12:00pm Data Games: Can Data Modeling Improve Strategies and Mathematical Understanding?

Presenters seek feedback on activities, now in field test, in which students build mathematical and statistical models to improve their game-playing strategies. Bring a laptop.

William Finzer, Rick Gaston, Clifford Konold
06/14/2012 - 12:00pm Embedded Formative Assessment: A New CADRE Work Group

(Open to all grantees who might commit to the work group activities during 2012)

CADRE invites you to join a newly established group on embedding formative assessment into STEM education curricula and materials.

06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Toward Greater Mutual Understanding in STEM: A Focused, Facilitated Conversation Exploring How Engineering Lessons Can Support Math and Science “Common Core” Standards

In an environment structured for productive thinking, educators from different content areas collaboratively begin to develop a set of recommendations or considerations for cross-content generative engineering lessons.

Susan Pruet, Carolyn DeCristofano, Cary Sneider, Robert Young, Debra Brockway, Michael Hacker, Mike Ryan Pruet et al PPT.pptx
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm PARCC Assessments

This session provides an overview of the design of the PARCC assessments and describes the research studies and resources PARCC has or plans to develop to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).* This is a one-hour session with the option to remain in the room for informal discussion after the presentation.

Jeffrey Nellhaus, Danielle Griswold
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Technology-Enhanced STEM Assessment Research and Development: Findings and Futures

How have technology-enhanced assessment projects studied their technical quality, effectiveness, and feasibility? Four mature assessment projects share designs, research methods, findings, and challenges.

Edys Quellmalz, Janice Gobert, Angela DeBarger, William Fisher, Perman Gochyyev Quellmalz_PPT.pdf , Fisher.Gochyyev_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Presenters describe struggles with sustaining science teacher professional development across remote sites and explore simulation training of science educators beyond one institution’s existing capacities.

Barbara Crawford, Benjamin Dotger 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Urban Advantage: Formal-Informal Partnerships to Improve STEM Teaching and Learning in Middle School Science Classrooms

This session examines the potential and challenges of developing effective formal-informal partnerships to support STEM teaching and learning and embedding research agendas into this work.

James Short, Suzanne Wilson, Jamie Mikeska, Kathleen Tinworth Urban Advantage PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Specifying Equity in Practice: A Focus on Ambitious Mathematics and Science Teaching

Three projects report findings about supporting mathematics and science teachers’ development of ambitious teaching and focus analyses on equity perspectives related to students’ opportunities to learn.

Laurie Rubel, Kara Jackson, Jessica Thompson, Mark Windschitl Equity-in-Practice_PPT.pdf , Jackson_PPT.pdf , Thompson.Windschitl_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm The Challenges of Scaling Up

Dynabook and SmartGraphs answer the questions: What are the major challenges in scaling up, and how do you plan to meet them?

Susan Courey, Andrew Zucker Session_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Effective Computer-Based Curricula

What have we learned about designing computer-based materials that transform science education? What do we need to investigate? How can we collaborate to stimulate change?

Robert Tinker, Marcia Linn
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm What Do We Do with the Kids Who “Aren’t Ready” for Algebra?

Presenters from two projects developing and researching ninth-grade “double-period” algebra approaches and materials present their distinct but compatible perspectives. Group discussion is encouraged.

E. Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, James Lynn, Martin Gartzman, Susan Hull Session PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 13:45pm Technology to Support Expression of Meaning

Presenters from six technology-rich projects explore how they are using new representations, activities, and practices to help learners become more fluent in expressing their thinking.

Kimberle Koile, Andee Rubin, Jeremy Roschelle, Daniel Scher, William Finzer, Eric Wiebe, Eric Hamilton Session_PPT.pdf , Koile.Rubin_PPT.pdf , Wiebe_PPT.pdf
06/14/2012 - 16:00pm Poster Session & Reception

(See the Poster List of projects presenting.)

*Light refreshments served.

06/14/2012 - 18:00pm Dinner on Your Own

(See the list of local restaurants.)

06/14/2012 - 18:30pm Fellows’ Dinner

(2011–2012 Fellows only)

06/15/2012 - 07:30am Informal Networking

Meeting rooms available for PO and grantee discussions. (Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.)

06/15/2012 - 08:00am Networking and Continental Breakfast

(An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers)

06/15/2012 - 08:30am Create, Use, and Distribute Free SmartGraphs Activities

Learn how to create free, online interactive lessons of your own design to help students understand graphs and the STEM concepts represented in graphs. Bring a laptop.

Carolyn Staudt, Andrew Zucker
06/15/2012 - 08:30am Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science

The project seeks feedback during this session for the development of interdisciplinary high school curriculum materials, including assignment to grade levels, specific course usage, and teacher needs.

Margaret Cozzens, Tamra Carpenter
06/15/2012 - 08:30am Incorporating User Input into the Development of STEM Education Materials: A CADRE Work Group Presentation

DR K-12 project members will discuss their purposes and strategiessuch as recruiting user partners, establishing a relationship and role, communicating, and gathering datafor engaging end users. 

Derek Riley, Daniel Zalles, Yael Wyner, Susan Pruet, Marilyn Ault
06/15/2012 - 08:30am Using Rule Space and Poset-based Adaptive Testing Methodologies to Identify Ability Patterns in Early Mathematics and Create a Comprehensive Mathematics Ability Test

Presenters discuss creating and evaluating a substantial revision of an existing assessment of early mathematics using emerging, multidimensional, cognitive and psychometric, theoretical models.

Douglas Clements, Kikumi Tatsuoka, Curtis Tatsuoka
06/15/2012 - 08:30am CADRE Instrumentation Study

This session provides an opportunity for participants to discuss findings from a systematic review of instrumentation that DR K–12 projects proposed for assessing teacher’s content knowledge, classroom practices, and pedagogical content knowledge.

Daphne Minner, Alina Martinez Minner.Martinez PPT.pptx
06/15/2012 - 08:30am Instructional Tools for Supporting Science Inquiry Practices and Academic Language Development for English Language Learners

Presenters share instructional materials for supporting science inquiry practices and academic language development, and seek feedback for increasing classroom implementation of materials.

Cory Buxton, Martha Allexsaht-Snider LISELL_PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Development and Use of Observational Protocols

This session presents the development and use of observational protocols. The collaborative team elicits feedback from the participants to enhance the protocols.

John Sutton, David Yopp, Alejandra Sorto, Zhonghong Jiang, Susan Pruet, James Van Haneghan, Carolyn DeCristofano Sutton.Yopp_PPT.pdf , Sorto.Jiang_PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Using Learning Progression Research in Classroom Settings

Learning-progression research creates new possibilities for improving teaching practice while creating new challenges. Five projects exchange views focusing on problems of teaching practice.

Charles Anderson, Marianne Wiser, Kristin Gunckel, Nancy Songer, Brian Reiser Anderson_PPT.pdf , Gunckel_PPT.pdf , Songer_PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Professional Development and Implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This panel provides various perspectives on recommendations needed to ensure successful implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, with a focus on professional development. *This is a one-hour session with the option to stay in the room for informal discussion afterwards.

Paola Sztajn, Kimberly Yoak, Karen King Session PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am NSF Funding Programs

Facilitator: Pat Wilson, NSF

NSF program officers discuss Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) programs and related funding opportunities.

Sharon Tettegah, Julio Lopez-Ferrao, Edith Gummer, Darryl Williams, James Hamos, David Hanych, Janice Earle, Sandra Martell, Nafeesa Owens, Gerhard Salinger NSF Funding_PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Simulations, Games, and Digital Tools for Science and Math Learning: The Diversity of Research Questions and Methodological Approaches

This interactive poster session brings together 11 projects using digital computer technologies (games, simulations, tools) to discuss current research questions, corresponding methodologies, and next steps. 

Katherine Perkins, Emily Moore, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Ethan Danahy, Diane Jass Ketelhut, Jacqueline Miller, Carolyn Staudt, Andrew Zucker, Douglas Clark, Janice Gobert, Marcia Linn, Karin Wiburg, Karen Trujillo, Barbara Chamberlin
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Learning Progressions and Trajectories in Research: Methodological and Theoretical Challenges

Five research teams describe various methodologies used to develop, refine, and validate learning progressions/learning trajectories and describe challenges encountered in relation to those methods of investigation.

Jeffrey Barrett, Douglas Clements, Jere Confrey, Alan Maloney, Maria Blanton, John Lannin, Amy Ellis Barrett.Clements_PPT.pdf , Blanton_PPT.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Professional Development Materials to Support Geometry Learning and Instruction, the Common Core Standards, and English Language Learners

Two projects that are investigating how middle school geometry professional development materials support teachers’ learning. Presenters compare approaches, present preliminary results, and discuss strengths and challenges.

Nanette Seago, Mark Driscoll
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Crossroads: Vexations and Ventures of Current DR K-12 Projects

Explore whether Network Improvement Communities might inform and guide dissemination efforts, and then engage in debate about STEM reforms at the local or global level.

Sharon Lynch, Mark Windschitl 2012 Crossroads CADRE Program.pdf , Windschitl.Thompson Handout.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am Mapping DR K-12 Project Activities to Climate and Environmental Literacy Principles - Steps Toward Leveraging Efforts and Broader Impacts

Presenters explore how DR K-12 projects address the Climate Literacy Essential Principles and Environmental Literacy Competencies and how that information can increase projects' effectiveness.

Tamara Ledley, Karen Hollweg Session_PPT.pdf , Env Lit Handout.pdf , CLEP Chart Handout.pdf , CLEP Handout.pdf
06/15/2012 - 10:30am CANCELLED: Rich/Authentic Contexts for Pre-College Engineering Education – Conceptualizations and Translations into Practice

“Authentic experiences” are core to many projects. The session shows ways authenticity is used in engineering/technology with examples from projects.

Johannes Strobel, Carolyn DeCristofano, Michael Hacker, Debra Brockway
06/15/2012 - 12:45pm Plenary Presentation: Reconceptualizing Research in an Era of Disruption

*Working Lunch

To meet the disruptive challenges of a global, knowledge-based, innovation-centered economy, scholars must apply new collaborative technologies to diffuse and scale systemic educational solutions.

Concluding Remarks: Elizabeth Vanderputten, DR K-12 Program Officer, NSF

Chris Dede Dede_PPT.pdf