Reading List: Recent DRK-12 Project Publications

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Prompting Collaborative and Exploratory Discourse: An Epistemic Network Analysis Study

This study used an easy-to-implement prompting intervention in the context of collaborative (pair) programming with upper elementary students to demonstrate the potential of Epistemic Network Analysis to understand the impact of the intervention.

Author(s): Jessica Vandenberg, Zarifa Zakaria, Jennifer Tsan, Anna Iwanski, Collin Lynch, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, and Eric Wiebe | Year: 2021

Talk is the Ticket to Teaching Math to English Learners

This article describes one mathematics professional development program designed to support all K-5 students' engagement in productive mathematical discussions, in particular emergent multilingual learners.

Author(s): Kristen Malzahn, Paola Sztajn, Daniel Heck | Year: 2019

Decomposing Practice in Teacher Professional Development: Examining Sequences of Learning Activities

In this paper, authors analyze a PD design, examining its activities and the sequencing of professional learning tasks.

Author(s): Paola Sztajn, Daniel J. Heck, Kristen A. Malzahn, Lara K. Dick | Year: 2020

Controlled Implementations: Teaching Practice to Practicing Mathematics Teachers

In this chapter, authors use the Framework for Teaching Practice (Grossman, et al., 2009) as a conceptual tool for analzying the design of professional development.

Author(s): Paola Sztajn, Lara Dick, Reema Alnizami, Dan Heck, Kristen Malzahn | Year: 2020

In the Classrooms of Newly Hired Secondary Science Teachers: The Consequences of Teaching In-field or Out-of-field

Science teachers must sometimes teach outside of their expertise, and this type of teaching assignment is referred to as being out-of-field. Among newly hired teachers, this type of assignment may have a detrimental impact in the development of their instruction. This study explored the classroom instruction of 17 newly hired teachers who were teaching both in-field and out-of-field in the physical sciences during their first three years.

Author(s): Jessica B. Napier , Julie A. Luft, Harleen Singh | Year: 2020

Out-of-Field Teaching in Science

Special issue of the Journal of Science Teacher Education focused on out-of-field teaching in science.

Author(s): Julie A. Luft, Linda Hobbs , Deborah Hanuscin | Year: 2020

Taking STEM Enrichment Camps Virtual: Strategies & Reflections from Quick Pivot Due to COVID-19

This exploratory study aimed to (1) identify the  barriers to moving STEM enrichment programming in a rural environment from in-person to virtual activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) describe key decisions that were made in transitioning to the virtual format along with the rationale behind those decisions, and (3) disseminate best practices that emerged from the inaugural effort.

Author(s): Rebecca Zulli Lowe, Adrienne Smith, Christie Prout, G. G. Maresch, Christopher Bacot, Lura Sapp, Bill Eustace | Year: 2021

The Power of Interviewing Students

A teacher uses formative assessment interviews to uncover evidence of students’ understandings and to plan targeted instruction in a mathematics intervention class. Authors present an example of a student interview, a discussion of the benefits and challenges of conducting interviews, and actionable suggestions for implementing them.

Author(s): Theresa J. MacVicar, Amy R. Brodesky, Emily R. Fagan | Year: 2021

The Development of ePCK of Newly Hired In-field and Out-of-field Teachers during their First Three Years of Teaching

This study explored the potential impact of teaching outside of one’s field of expertise. This longitudinal cross-case study examined the development of enacted pedagogical content knowledge (ePCK) among a group of in-field and out-of-field (OOF) physical science teachers during their first 3 years of teaching.

Author(s): Harleen Singh, Julie A. Luft, Jessica B. Napier | Year: 2021

Theory to Practice: Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Recontextualizing Discourses Surrounding Collective Argumentation

Teacher education programs have a critical role in supporting prospective teachers’ connections between theory and practice. In this study, authors examined three prospective secondary mathematics teachers’ discourses regarding collective argumentation during and after a unit of instruction addressing collective argumentation and ways they recontextualized their on-campus coursework (theory) into their student teaching (practice) as demonstrated by their support for students’ mathematical arguments during student teaching.

Author(s): Carlos Nicolas Gomez Marchant, Hyejin Park, Yuling Zhuang, Jonathan K. Foster, AnnaMarie Conner | Year: 2021

Negotiations in Scientific Argumentation: An Interpersonal Analysis

Argumentation enables students to engage in real world scientific practices by rationalizing claims grounded in supporting evidence. Student engagement in scientific argumentation activates the negotiation process by which students develop and defend evidence-based claims. Little is known, however, on the intricate process and potential patterns of negotiation between students during scientific argumentation. The present study seeks to fill this gap by exploring how a group of university science education students negotiated when evaluating the relationship between lines of evidence and alternative explanatory models of a phenomena (i.e., climate change).

Author(s): Donna Governor, Doug Lombardi, Catie Duffield | Year: 2021

Exploring Experienced Designers' Strategies in a CAD Learning Environment

This study explores design strategies used by experienced designers in Energy3D, a computer-aided design (CAD) simulation environment designed for learning settings, to provide insight into supporting students' use of CAD simulation environments in precollege settings.

Author(s): Anne M. McAlister, James P. Bywater, Jennifer L. Chiu | Year: 2021

How Science Teachers DiALoG Classrooms: Towards a Practical and Responsive Formative Assessment of Oral Argumentation

This article presents lessons learned from an ongoing attempt to conceptualize, develop, and refine a way for teachers to gather formative assessment evidence about classroom argumentation as it happens.

Author(s): J. Bryan Henderson, Nicole Zillmer, April Holton, Steven Weiner, Eric Greenwald, Megan Goss, M. Lisette Lopez, Christina Morales, P. David Pearson, Katherine L. McNeill | Year: 2021

Collaboratively Engineering for Justice in Sixth Grade STEM

In this article, it is argued that processes of co-production can support teachers and students in organizing resources for justice through science learning. Drawing upon a critical justice conceptual framework, critical ethnographic data from one urban middle school classroom during a unit focused on engineering for sustainable communities were analyzed.

Author(s): Angela Calabrese Barton, Kathleen Schenkel, Edna Tan | Year: 2021

Backward Transfer Influences from Quadratic Functions Instruction on Students’ Prior Ways of Covariational Reasoning about Linear Functions

The study reported in this article examined the ways in which new mathematics learning influences students’ prior ways of reasoning. Authors conceptualize this kind of influence as a form of transfer of learning called backward transfer. The focus of the study was on students’ covariational reasoning about linear functions before and after they participated in a multi-lesson instructional unit on quadratic functions.

Author(s): Charles Hohensee, Sara Gartland, Laura Willoughby, Matthew Melville | Year: 2021

Cognitive Instructional Principles in Elementary Mathematics Classrooms: A Case of Teaching Inverse Relations

This study examines how three cognitive instructional principles including worked examples, representations, and deep questions are used in eight experienced elementary teachers’ early algebra lessons in the U.S.

Author(s): Meixia Ding, Ryan Hassler, Xiaobao Li | Year: 2020

Understanding of the Properties of Operations: A Cross-Cultural Analysis

This study examines how sampled Chinese and U.S. third and fourth grade students (NChina=167,NUS=97) understand the commutative, associative, and distributive properties.

Author(s): Meixia Ding, Xiaobao Li, Ryan Hassler, Eli Barnett | Year: 2021

Teaching Early Algebra through Example-based Problem Solving: Insights from Chinese and U.S. Elementary Classrooms

Drawing on rich classroom observations of educators teaching in China and the U.S., this book details an innovative and effective approach to teaching algebra at the elementary level, namely, "teaching through example-based problem solving" (TEPS).

Author(s): Meixia Ding | Year: 2021

“Zooming In” on Robotics during COVID-19: A Preservice Teacher, an Engineering Student, and a 5th Grader Engineer Robotic Flowers via Zoom

An NSF-funded program partnering preservice teachers and undergraduate engineering students to teach robotics to fifth graders was adapted to a virtual format via Zoom. A case study intimately explored one team’s experience as they engineered bio-inspired robots over five weekly sessions.

Author(s): Jennifer Kidd, Krishna Kaipa, Kristie Gutierrez, Pilar Pazos, Orlando Ayala, Stacie Ringleb | Year: 2020

It’s Virtually Possible: Rethinking Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

This chapter offers lessons learned by teacher educators who guided preservice teachers in the modification of hands-on engineering lessons for virtual implementation during the spring 2020 semester as part of an NSF-funded project.

Author(s): Kristie S. Gutierrez, Jennifer J. Kidd, Min Jung Lee | Year: 2021

Competencies and Behaviors Observed When Students Solve Geometry Proof Problems: An Interview Study with Smartpen Technology

This peer-reviewed research journal publication addresses one of the grant goals with respect to how students performed on a set of proof tasks.

Author(s): Michelle Cirillo, Jenifer Hummer | Year: 2021

Teachers Collaborating in Communities of Mathematics Immersion

The Mathematics Immersion for Secondary Teachers at Scale program engages sets of teachers in local school sites, connected synchronously and asynchronously to colleagues in other sites, in doing mathematics designed to promote experiences of mathematical immersion, community, and connection to the work of teaching. This study of two groups of sites over one year examines fidelity to the program as a model for systematically providing these opportunities, and the extent to which teacher participants experienced immersion, community, and connection in their collaborative work with the course facilitator and their local and distant colleagues.

Author(s): Daniel J. Heck, Pippa Hoover, Evelyn M. Gordon, Matthew McLeod | Year: 2020

Networking Frameworks: A Method for Analyzing the Complexities of Classroom Cultures Focusing on Justifying

In this paper, authors network five frameworks (cognitive demand, lesson cohesion, cognitive engagement, collective argumentation, and student contribution) for an analytic approach that allows us to present a more holistic picture of classrooms which engage students in justifying.

Author(s): Eva Thanheiser, Kathleen Melhuish, Amanda Sugimoto, Brenda Rosencrans, Ruth Heaton | Year: 2021

Growing Garden-based Learning: Mapping Practical and Theoretical Work through Design

Echoing calls to expand environmental education research through design, this study explores the role of design in garden-based education and illustrate its contributions towards practical impact and theoretical insight.

Author(s): Steven J. Zuiker, Amanda K. Riske | Year: 2021

Developing Transmedia Engineering Curricula Using Cognitive Tools to Impact Learning and the Development of STEM Identity

This paper examines the use of Imaginative Education (IE) to create an NGSS-aligned middle school engineering curriculum that supports transfer and the development of STEM identity.

Author(s): Glenn W. Ellis, Jeremiah Pina, Rebecca Mazur, Al Rudnitsky, Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh, Isabel Huff, Sonia Ellis, Crystal M. Ford, Kate Lytton, Kaia Claire Cormier | Year: 2020

Integrating a Statistical Topic Model and a Diagnostic Classification Model for Analyzing Items in a Mixed Format Assessment

Selected response items and constructed response (CR) items are often found in the same test. Conventional psychometric models for these two types of items typically focus on using the scores for correctness of the responses. Recent research suggests, however, that more information may be available from the CR items than just scores for correctness. In this study, we describe an approach in which a statistical topic model along with a diagnostic classification model (DCM) was applied to a mixed item format formative test of English and Language Arts.

Author(s): H.-J. Choi, Seohyun Kim, Allan S. Cohen, Jonathan Templin, Yasemin Copur-Gencturk | Year: 2021

How Facilitating K–12 Professional Development Shapes Science Faculty's Instructional Change

This qualitative study examines the processes by which science faculty reshape their pedagogical practices through facilitating professional development for K–12 teachers, and how individual characteristics, social interactions, and organizational contexts influence their choices.

Author(s): Kathryn N. Hayes, Caron Inouye, Christine L. Bae, Brit Toven‐Lindsey | Year: 2020

Profiles of Middle School Science Teachers: Accounting for Cognitive and Motivational Characteristics

This study takes a person‐centered approach by applying latent profile analysis to examine how cognitive (pedagogical content knowledge) and motivational (instructional goal orientations, self‐efficacy beliefs, and reform values) characteristics combine to form science teacher profiles in middle school.

Author(s): Christine L. Bae, Kathryn N. Hayes, Morgan DeBusk‐Lane | Year: 2019

Justice in Science Education: How to Honor Student Epistemologies While Supporting 3-Dimensional Science Teaching

Conference proceedings from the 2019 Science Education at the Crossroads Conference.

Author(s): Kathryn Hayes | Year: 2019

Disciplinary Literacy in STEM: A Functional Approach

This study explores disciplinary literacy instruction integrated within an elementary engineering unit in an urban classroom.

Author(s): Patricia Paugh, Kristen Wendell | Year: 2021

Teaching Science in Rural Elementary Schools: Affordances and Constraints in the Age of NGSS

Providing science instruction is an ongoing priority and challenge in elementary grades, especially in high-need rural schools. Nonetheless, few studies have investigated the factors that facilitate or limit teachers’ science instruction in these settings, particularly since the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards. In this study we investigated affordances and constraints to elementary science instruction in high-need rural schools.

Author(s): Doron Zinger, Judith Haymore Sandholtz, Cathy Ringstaff | Year: 2020

Teachers' Responses to Instances of Student Mathematical Thinking with Varied Potential to Support Student Learning

This study investigated teachers’ responses to a common set of instances of student mathematical thinking (SMT) with varied potential to support students’ mathematical learning, as well as the productivity of such responses.

Author(s): Shari L. Stockero, Laura R. Van Zoest, Ben Freeburn, Blake E. Peterson, Keith R. Leatham | Year: 2020

Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse

Ambiguity is a natural part of communication in a mathematics classroom. In this paper, a particular subset of ambiguity is characterized as clarifiable. Clarifiable ambiguity in classroom mathematics discourse is common, frequently goes unaddressed, and unnecessarily hinders in-the-moment communication because it likely could be made more clear in a relatively straightforward way if it were attended to. We argue for deliberate attention to clarifiable ambiguity as a critical aspect of attending to meaning and as a necessary precursor to productive use of student mathematical thinking.

Author(s): Blake E. Peterson, Keith R. Leatham, Lindsay M. Merrill, Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero | Year: 2020

Articulating the Student Mathematics in Student Contributions

We draw on our experiences researching teachers’ use of student thinking to theoretically unpack the work of attending to student contributions in order to articulate the student mathematics (SM) of those contribution.

Author(s): Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero, Keith R. Leatham, Blake E. Peterson, Joshua M. Ruk | Year: 2020

Visualizing Chemistry Teachers’ Enacted Assessment Design Practices to Better Understand Barriers to “Best Practices”

In this paper, the relationship between high school chemistry teachers’ self-generated “best practices” for developing formative assessments and the assessments they implement in their courses are examined.

Author(s): Adam G. L. Schafer, Victoria M. Borlanda, Ellen J. Yezierski | Year: 2021

Investigating How Assessment Design Guides High School Chemistry Teachers’ Interpretation of Student Responses to a Planned, Formative Assessment

This study seeks to better understand what teachers notice when interpreting assessment results and how the design of the assessment may influence teachers’ patterns of noticing. The study described herein investigates high school chemistry teachers’ interpretations of student responses to formative assessment items by identifying patterns in what teachers notice.

Author(s): Adam G. L. Schafer, Ellen J. Yezierski | Year: 2021

Investigating High School Chemistry Teachers’ Assessment Item Generation Processes for a Solubility Lab

Designing high school chemistry assessments is a complex and difficult task. Although prior studies about assessment have offered teachers guidelines and standards as support to generate quality assessment items, little is known about how teachers engage these supports or enact their own beliefs into practice while developing assessments. Presented in this paper are the results from analyzing discourse among five high school chemistry teachers during an assessment item generation activity, including assessment items produced throughout the activity

Author(s): Adam G. L. Schafer, Ellen J. Yezierski | Year: 2021

Preparing Paraeducators for the Teacher Pipeline: Building Confidence Through Professional Development in Mathematics

The article describes our project that was designed to provide experiences to support paraeducators' professional growth in a large urban district by building their mathematical knowledge for teaching and leadership. Providing paras with professional learning opportunities can open pathways to teaching positions, giving them the potential to diversify the teaching pool and address teacher shortages.

Author(s): Judy Storeygard, Karen Mutch-Jones | Year: 2020

Think Alouds: Informing Scholarship and Broadening Partnerships through Assessment

Introduction to special issue focusing on think alouds and response process evidence. This work cuts across STEM education scholarship and introduces readers to robust means to engage in think alouds.

Author(s): Jonathan David Bostic | Year: 2021

Gathering Response Process Data for a Problem-Solving Measure through Whole-Class Think Alouds

This is a description of a new methodological tool to gather response process validity evidence. The context is scholarship within mathematics education contexts.

Author(s): Jonathan David Bostic, Toni A. Sondergeld, Gabriel Matney, Gregory Stone, Tiara Hicks | Year: 2021

“Teaching Them How to Fish”: Learning to Learn and Teach Responsively

The Responsive Math Teaching (RMT) project’s 3-year model for professional development introduces teachers to a new instructional model through a full year of monthly Math Circles, where they experience problem solving and productive struggle from the student perspective while working through challenging open-ended tasks, engaging in mathematical discussions, and reflecting on the process. This paper examines teachers’ views of what they learned from this experience and how it affected both their instructional practices and their visions of mathematics teaching and learning.

Author(s): Caroline B. Ebby, Brittany Hess, Lizzy Pecora, Jennifer Valerio | Year: 2021

Effect and Influence of Ambisonic Audio in Viewing 360 Video

Research has provided evidence of the value of producing multiple representationsof content for learners (e.g., verbal, visual, etc.). However, much of the research has acknowledged changes in visual technologies while not recognizing or utilizing related audio innovations. The purpose of this study was to respond to this gap by comparing the outcomes of watching 360 video with either monophonic or ambisonic audio.

Author(s): Richard E. Ferdig, Karl W. Kosko, Enrico Gandolfi | Year: 2020

Toward a Productive Definition of Technology in Science and STEM Education

This theoretical paper summarizes of technology initiatives across science and STEM education from the past 30 years to present perspectives on the role of technology in science-focused STEM education.

Author(s): Joshua Ellis, Jeanna Wieselmann, Ramya Sivaraj, Gillian Roehrig, Emily Dare, Elizabeth Ring-Whalen | Year: 2020

Computational Participation and the Learner‐Technology Pairing in K‐12 STEM Education

This paper explores the theoretical connection between STEM and emergent technologies, with a focus on learner behaviors and the potential of technology-mediated experiences with computational participation (CP) in shaping STEM learning.

Author(s): Ramya Sivaraj, Joshua A. Ellis, Jeanna R. Wieselmann, Gillian H. Roehrig | Year: 2020

Constructing Goals for Student Learning through Conversation

Learning goals differ from performance goals. This article elaborates on their function and importance as the guiding force behind maintaining cognitive rigor during mathematics learning.

Author(s): Jessica Hunt, Mary Kay Stein | Year: 2020

Design, Development, and Initial Testing of Asset-Based Intervention Grounded in Trajectories of Student Fraction Learning

One of the most relentless areas of difficulty in mathematics for children with learning disabilities (LDs) and difficulties is fractions. This article reports the development and initial testing of an intervention designed to increase access to and advancement in conceptual understanding.

Author(s): Jessica H. Hunt, Kristi Martin, Andy Khounmeuang, Juanita Silva, Blain Patterson, Jasmine Welch-Ptak | Year: 2020

Development and Pilot Testing of a Three-Dimensional, Phenomenon-based Unit that Integrates Evolution and Heredity

Describes development and pilot testing of a 3-dimensional, phenomenon-based unit that integrates evolution and heredity. The 8-week unit is designed for introductory-level high school biology courses. Results from a national pilot test with 944 grade nine and ten students in 16 teachers' classrooms show statistically significant gains with large effect sizes from pretest to posttest in students' conceptual understanding of evolution and heredity. Students also gained sill in identifying claims, evidence and reasoning in scientific arguments.

Author(s): Sheila A. Homburger, Dina Drits‑Esser, Molly Malone, Kevin Pompei, Kagan Breitenbach, Ryan D. Perkins, Pete C. Anderson, Nicola C. Barber, Amy J. Hawkins, Sam Katz, Max Kelly, Harmony Starr, Kristin M. Bass, Jo Ellen Roseman, Joseph Hardcastle, George DeBoer, Louisa A. Stark | Year: 2019

Building Argumentation Skills in the Biology Classroom: An Evolution Unit that Develops Students’ Capacity to Construct Arguments from Evidence

Describes a scaffolded claims-evidence-reasoning (CER) argumentation framework that is embedded within a new eight-week, freely available curriculum unit developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center – Evolution: DNA and the Unity.

Author(s): Sheila A. Homburger, Dina Drits-Esser, Molly Malone, Louisa A. Stark | Year: 2021

LEAP: Learning through an Early Algebra Progression

Designed to be integrated with any curriculum, each grade level includes 18-20 one-hour lessons to be conducted throughout the school year. Each LEAP lesson lasts about an hour is designed to fit within a typical daily math instructional period.

Author(s): Maria Blanton, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth | Year: 2020

What You Find Depends on How You See: Examining Asset and Deficit Perspectives of Preservice Science Teachers’ Knowledge and Learning

This article explores how scholars have framed studies of preservice science teacher (PST) knowledge and learning over the past twelve years.

Author(s): Ron Gray, Scott McDonald, David Stroupe | Year: 2021

Prospective K-8 Teachers’ Noticing of Student Justifications and Generalizations in the Context of Analyzing Written Artifacts and Video-Records

This paper contributes to current discussions about supporting prospective teachers (PSTs) in developing skills of noticing students’ mathematical thinking. The results document that without providing any intentional support for PSTs’ noticing skills, PSTs are more deliberate to focus on mathematically significant aspects of student thinking while analyzing written artifacts of student work compared to video-records.

Author(s): Marta T. Magiera, Vecihi S. Zambak | Year: 2021

Length Measurement in the Early Years: Teaching and Learning with Learning Trajectories

This study evaluated a portion of our learning trajectory, focusing on the instructional component. We found that the instruction was successful in promoting a progression from one level to the next for 40% of the children, with others developing positive new behaviors (but not sufficient to progress to a new level).

Author(s): Julie Sarama, Douglas H. Clements, Jeffrey E. Barrett, Craig J. Cullen, Aaron Hudyma, Yuly Vanegas | Year: 2021

Impacts of Attending an Inclusive STEM High School: Meta-analytImpacts of Attending an Inclusive STEM High School: Meta-analytic Estimates from Five Studiesic Estimates from Five Studies

This study uses a meta-analytic approach to investigate the relationship between attending an inclusive STEM high school and a set of high school outcomes known to predict college entry and declaration of a STEM college major.

Author(s): Barbara Means, Haiwen Wang, Xin Wei, Viki Young, Emi Iwatani | Year: 2021

On the Alignment of Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge Assessments with the Common Core State Standards

This article provides content maps for two widely used teacher assessment instruments in the USA relative to the widely adopted Common Core State Standards. This common reference enables comparisons of content alignment both between the instruments and between parallel forms within each instrument.

Author(s): Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, Erik Jacobson, Richard Rasiej | Year: 2021

Learning to Lead: An Approach to Mathematics Teacher Leader Development

This paper describes a partnership between a university and an urban school district, formed with a goal of preparing mathematics teacher leaders to conduct professional development (PD) at their schools.

Author(s): Hilda Borko, Janet Carlson, Rebecca Deutscher, Kelly L. Boles, Victoria Delaney, Alissa Fong, Michael Jarry-Shore, James Malamut, Susan Million, Suki Mozenter, Anthony Muro Villa | Year: 2021

Strengthen Mathematics Intervention to Promote Student Success: Suggestions for middle level principals

This article offers six suggestions for middle school principals to implement or strengthen mathematics intervention classes at their schools, based off the findings of the authors' NSF-funded research.

Author(s): Amy Brodesky, Emily Fagan | Year: 2021

Data Investigations to Further Social Justice Inside and Outside of STEM

This article focuses on discussion and preliminary findings from classroom testing of the prototype learning module: Investigating Income Inequality in the U.S.

Author(s): Josephine Louie, Jennifer Stiles, Emily Fagan, Soma Roy, Beth Chance | Year: 2021

Machine Learning-Enabled Automated Feedback: Supporting Students’ Revision of Scientific Arguments Based on Data Drawn from Simulation

This paper focuses on three simulation-based scientific argumentation tasks called Trap, Aquifer, and Supply. These tasks were part of an online science curriculum module addressing groundwater systems for secondary school students.

Author(s): Hee-Sun Lee, Gey-Hong Gweon, Trudi Lord, Noah Paessel, Amy Pallant, Sarah Pryputniewicz | Year: 2021

Students and Teachers Mobilizing Mathematical Concepts through Reciprocal Noticing

This article elaborates a theoretical, methodological, and analytical approach intended to highlight the materiality and reciprocity of noticing in mathematics classrooms.

Author(s): Higinio Dominguez | Year: 2021

Using Authentic Video Clips of Classroom Instruction to Capture Teachers’ Moment-to-Moment Perceiving as Knowledge-Filtered Noticing

This article reports on the development of a novel, video-based measure of teachers’ moment-to-moment noticing as knowledge-filtered perception.

Author(s): Nicole B. Kersting, James E. Smith, Beau Vezino | Year: 2021

Shifts in Elementary Teachers' Pedagogical Reasoning: Studying Teacher Learning in an Online Graduate Program in Engineering Education

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine elementary teachers' pedagogical reasoning in an online graduate program. Authors asked: What stances do teachers take toward learning and teaching engineering design? How do these stances shift over the course of the program?

Author(s): Jessica Watkins, Merredith Portsmore, Rebecca D. Swanson | Year: 2020

The Role of Instructional Materials in the Relationship Between the Official Curriculum and the Enacted Curriculum

The authors studied how the distal policy mechanisms of curricular aims and objectives articulated in official curriculum documents influenced classroom instruction, and the factors that were associated with the enactment of those curricular aims and objectives.

Author(s): Jeffrey Choppin, Amy Roth McDuffie, Corey Drake, Jon Davis | Year: 2020

Development and Validation of a High School STEM Self‐Assessment Inventory

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self‐assessment using critical components of successful inclusive STEM high schools for school personnel and educational researchers who wish to better understand their STEM programs and identify areas of strength.

Author(s): Erin Peters Burton, Tara S. Behrend, Shari Matray, Clarissa Hudson, Michael Ford | Year: 2020

Transferability of Teacher Noticing

This study compared prospective mathematics teachers' (PMTs) noticing while teaching a lesson during their student teaching internship of PMTs who participated in a noticing intervention to those who did not participate in the intervention to determine whether the two groups of PMTs noticed different aspects of instruction.

Author(s): Shari L. Stockero | Year: 2020

An Emerging Community in Online Mathematics Teacher Professional Development: An Interactional Perspective

The purpose of this study was to better understand the process by which a community emerges in such a PD setting by examining how the cohesiveness of 21 mathematics teachers’ social network evolves and associated shifts in the quality of mathematics teachers’ mathematical discourse.

Author(s): Anthony Matranga, Jason Silverman | Year: 2020

Exploring Differences in Practicing Teachers’ Knowledge Use in a Dynamic and Static Proportional Task

This exploratory study investigated 32 teachers’ use of knowledge resources in two mathematically similar tasks (one a paper and pencil task, the other a dynamic task) around proportional reasoning.

Author(s): Rachael Eriksen Brown, Chandra Hawley Orrill, Jinsook Park | Year: 2020

Encouraging Collaboration and Building Community in Online Asynchronous Professional Development: Designing for Social Capital

This study explores how a design combining social capital mechanisms with essential teacher learning and PD characteristics supported teachers’ abilities to participate in the online course and collaboratively build knowledge.

Author(s): Susan A. Yoon, Katherine Miller, Thomas Richman, Daniel Wendel, Ilana Schoenfeld, Emma Anderson, Jooeun Shim | Year: 2020

Engineering Mindsets and Learning Outcomes in Elementary School

This article describes the general and engineering mindsets of students in fifth‐grade U.S. classrooms (ages 10 and 11) who received engineering instruction. It explores how general mindsets may predict engineering learning outcomes and how engineering mindsets may be predicted by general mindset and other variables.

Author(s): Pamela S. Lottero‐Perdue, Cathy P. Lachapelle | Year: 2020

Design Considerations in Multisite Randomized Trials Probing Moderated Treatment Effects Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics

The purpose of this study is to develop a statistical framework and tools for the effective and efficient design of multisite randomized trials (MRTs) probing moderated treatment effects.

Author(s): Nianbo Dong, Benjamin Kelcey, Jessaca Spybrook | Year: 2020

Teacher Noticing and Reasoning about Student Thinking in Classrooms as a Result of Participating in a Combined Professional Development Intervention

This article examines the teacher learning that results from participating in a two-year professional development intervention that combined lesson study, video clubs, and animation discussions.

Author(s): Gloriana Gonzalez, Gabriela E. Vargas | Year: 2020

Characterizing Science Classroom Discourse Across Scales

This Research in Science Education article focuses on characterizing classroom discourse in science.

Author(s): William A. Sandoval, Jarod Kawasaki, Heather F. Clark | Year: 2020

The Role of Balance Scales in Supporting Productive Thinking about Equations Among Diverse Learners

This research focuses on ways in which balance scales mediate students’ relational understandings of the equal sign.

Author(s): Ana Stephens, Yewon Sung, Susanne Strachota, Ranza Veltri Torres, Karisma Morton, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Maria Blanton, Eric Knuth, Rena Stroud | Year: 2020

Teachers’ Abilities to Make Sense of Variable Parts Reasoning

The purpose of this study was to investigate how teachers understand one specific aspect of proportional reasoning - the extent to which practicing teachers were able to make sense of reasoning that involved the fixed number of variable-sized parts perspective.

Author(s): Chandra Hawley Orrill, John E. Millett | Year: 2020

Different Ways to Implement Innovative Teaching Approaches at Scale

This article discusses the implementation of innovative teaching approaches in mathematics.

Author(s): Katja Maass, Paul Cobb, Konrad Krainer, Despina Potari | Year: 2019

Efficacy of a First-Grade Mathematics Intervention on Measurement and Data Analysis

This study investigated the efficacy of the Precision Mathematics Level 1 (PM-L1) intervention, a Tier 2 print- and technology-based mathematics intervention designed to increase first-grade students’ conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills around the areas of measurement and data analysis.

Author(s): Christian T. Doabler, Ben Clarke, Derek Kosty, Jessica E. Turtura, Allison R. Firestone, Keith Smolkowski, Kathleen Jungjohann, Tasia L. Brafford, Nancy J. Nelson, Marah Sutherland, Hank Fien, Steven A. Maddox | Year: 2019

Applying the Curriculum Research Framework in the Design and Development of a Technology-Based Tier 2 Mathematics Intervention

The production of the first-grade Precision Mathematics intervention was grounded in the Curriculum Research Framework (CRF), which involves a series of iterative cycles of development, implementation field-testing, analysis, and revision. Results from initial implementation studies suggest that teachers and students can feasibly implement the first-grade Precision Mathematics intervention in authentic education settings. Challenges faced in developing technology-based mathematics interventions are discussed.

Author(s): Christian T. Doabler, Ben Clarke, Allison R. Firestone, Jessica E. Turtura, Kathy J. Jungjohann, Tasia L. Brafford, Marah Sutherland, Nancy J. Nelson, Hank Fien | Year: 2019

Engaging Students with Non-routine Geometry Proof Tasks

Students who earned high marks during the proof semester of a geometry course were interviewed to understand what high-achieving students actually took away from the treatment of proof in geometry. The findings suggest that students had turned proving into a rote task, whereby they expected to mark a diagram and prove two triangles congruent.

Author(s): Michelle Cirillo | Year: 2018

Describing Curricular Materials for Mathematics Teacher Education in an Online, Rich Media Platform

This chapter explores a way of describing the teacher education curricular materials being developed by mathematics teacher educators through their interaction with the LessonSketch online platform.

Author(s): Daniel Chazan, Patricio Herbst, Dana Grosser-Clarkson, Elizabeth Fleming, Janet Walkoe, Emina Alibegović | Year: 2018

The Price of Nice: How Good Intentions Maintain Educational Inequity

In The Price of Nice, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores Niceness in educational spaces from elementary schools through higher education to highlight how this seemingly benign quality reinforces structural inequalities.

Author(s): Angelina E. Castagno, Editor | Year: 2019

The Anthropology of Educational Policy: Ethnographic Inquiries into Policy as Sociocultural Practice

This book provides a single "go to" source on the disciplinary history, theoretical framework, methodology, and empirical applications of the anthropology of education policy across a range of education topics, policy debates, and settings.

Author(s): Angelina E. Castagno, Teresa McCarty | Year: 2018

“You are Never too Little to Understand Your Culture”: Strengthening Early Childhood Teachers through the Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators

This article describes one effort to strengthen early childhood teaching in schools on the Navajo Nation that centers the work of two teachers within a program attempting to support teachers in the development of academically rigorous, culturally responsive curriculum across the Navajo Nation.

Author(s): Angelina E. Castagno, Tiffany Tracy, Desiree Denny, Breanna Davis, Hosava Kretzmann | Year: 2020

Making Critical Thinking Visible for Student Analysis and Reflection: Using Structured Documentation to Enhance Effective Reasoning and Communication

This Science Scope article discusses how to foster critical-thinking skills in middle school science.

Author(s): Kirsten R. Butcher, Madlyn Larson, McKenna Lane | Year: 2019

Does Early Algebra Matter? The Effectiveness of an Early Algebra Intervention in Grades 3 to 5

A cluster randomized trial design was used to examine the effectiveness of a Grades 3 to 5 early algebra intervention with a diverse student population.

Author(s): Maria Blanton, Rena Stroud, Ana Stephens, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Despina A. Stylianou, Eric Knuth, Isil Isler-Baykal, Susanne Strachota | Year: 2019

The Joys of Teaching Ecology in K–12 and Informal Settings

This article describes opportunities for primary and secondary ecology education in formal and informal settings.

Author(s): Rhea M  M Esposito, Cornelia Harris, Alan R Berkowitz, Maribel Pregnall | Year: 2019

Improving Ecological Education through a Four‐Dimensional Framework

This article describes the 4‐Dimensional Ecology Education (4DEE) framework. Developed by a task force of ESA members who solicited input from a variety of groups, the framework takes a fresh and innovative approach toward the teaching of ecology.

Author(s): Kenneth Klemow, Alan Berkowitz, Carmen Cid, George Middendorf | Year: 2019

Designing in Context: Reaching Beyond Usability in Learning Analytics Dashboard Design

In this paper, authors present a design narrative of our experience developing dashboards to support middle school mathematics teachers’ pedagogical practices, in a multi-university, multi-school district, improvement science initiative in the United States.

Author(s): June Ahn , Fabio Campos, Maria Hays, Daniela Digiacomo | Year: 2019

K–12 DREAMS to Teach Program at Morehouse College

This study explores the pathways to K–12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics instruction among Black/African American males in the Discovery Research Education for African American Men in STEM to Teach (DREAMS to Teach) program at Morehouse College

Author(s): Cynthia Trawick, Thema Monroe-White, Jigsa A. Tola, Jamie P. Clayton, J. K. Haynes | Year: 2020

The Re-Novicing of Elementary Teachers in Science? Grade Level Reassignment and Teacher PCK

In this study, authors examine the consequences of within-school churn for the pedagogical content knowledge of elementary teacher participants in an NSF-funded science PD program.

Author(s): Deborah L. Hanuscin, Zandra de Araujo, Dante Cisterna, Kelsey Lipsitz, Delinda van Garderen | Year: 2020

Insight from DRK-12 CAREER Awardees

This resource contains advice from CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio about how to develop a competitive proposal and successfully manage a CAREER project based on their experience.

Author(s): CADRE | Year: 2021

Tiering Instruction for Middle School Students

In this article, we describe an example of differentiating instruction (DI) involving middle school students from a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Amy J. Hackenberg, Robin Jones, Rebecca Borowski | Year: 2020

Exploring Prospective Teachers’ Ability to Generate and Analyze Evidence-based Explanatory Arguments

In this paper, using written responses of 37 PSTs preparing to teach grades 1-8 mathematics, authors examined explanations they constructed to support their problem solutions and explanations they provided in support of their critiques of student-generated explanations.

Author(s): Marta T. Magiera, Vecihi S. Zambak | Year: 2020

Restoring Mathematics Identities of Black Learners: A Curricular Approach

This article describes an identity-based curriculum, Mathematics for Justice, Identity, and meta-Cognition (or MaJIC), that provides a form of mathematics therapy through a restorative justice framework.

Author(s): Maisie L. Gholson, Darrius D. Robinson | Year: 2019

Getting a Grip: A Framework for Designing and Adapting Elementary School Science Investigations

This column provides ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching.

Author(s): Eve Manz | Year: 2019

Mathematics Teaching Hass Its Own Imperatives: Mathematical Practice and the Work of Mathematics Instruction

In the article, the authors locate how mathematics instruction may actively respond to the influence of the discipline of mathematics and exemplify how obligations to other stakeholders may participate in the practical rationality of mathematics teaching as those influences are incorporated into instruction.

Author(s): Patricio Herbst, Daniel Chazan | Year: 2020

From Science Student to Conceptual Agent: Examining the Individual Shifts in Engagement During Scaffolded Instruction

In this paper we describe a qualitative study in which we examine individual student engagement during implementation of an instructional scaffold for critical evaluation of scientific models during Earth and space science lessons. We coded dialogic interactions of one student group in a sixth grade science classroom across three observations, wherein we analyzed the trajectory of engagement for a single student - Ray (a pseudonym), within the co-constructed learning of the group. The first of these observations involved implementation of a preconstructed scaffold, called the Model-Evidence Link (MEL) diagram, on the topic of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). With the MEL, students use evidence to compare a scientific model to an alternative model. In the second two observations, students used a more agentic variation of the activity called the build-a-MEL, to study the topics of fossils and freshwater resources respectively. After three observations, we transcribed and coded each interaction of students in the group. We then categorized and identified emerging patterns of Ray’s discourse and interactions with group members by using both a priori engagement codes and open coding. This paper was prepared for the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting. 

Author(s): Ananya Matewos, Doug Lombardi, Janelle Bailey, Imogen Herrick | Year: 2020

Science Strategy Interventions

Strategies and strategic processing within science education are designed to help students learn not only what scientists have come to understand about the world but also how they learn it. Although many domain-general strategies can be implemented in science classrooms, some strategies are either specific to science or are encouraged within science. Historically, concept development and conceptual change approaches and empirical investigations dominated science’s strategies and strategic processing. More recently, argumentation, science as modeling, and the incorporation of socio-scientific topics dominate the strategies and strategic processing within science teaching and learning. Challenges to more widespread use of these approaches include lack of teacher experience and pedagogical knowledge around the strategies, as well as time and curricular limitations. Teacher education and professional development programs should seek to explicitly implement contemporary science strategy interventions to improve upon their use in K-12 classrooms and other learning environments. Doing so effectively will require well-researched and validated instructional scaffolds to facilitate the teaching and use of contemporary science learning strategies. This paper was prepared for the 2020 AERA Annual Meeting.

Author(s): Doug Lombardi, Janelle Bailey | Year: 2020

Teacher Voices from an Online Elementary Mathematics Community: Examining Perceptions of Professional Learning

This study compares web usage data with interviews from 41 participants, who are members of an online professional development site called the Everyday Mathematics Virtual Learning Community (VLC), to explore how elementary school teachers learn from classroom video.

Author(s): Shereen Oca Beilstein, Genevieve M. Henricks, Victoria Jay, Michelle Perry, Meg Schleppenbach Bates, Cheryl G. Moran, Joseph Robinson Cimpian | Year: 2020

WorldWide Telescope in Education

This chapter describes curricula that use WorldWide Telescope in teaching key topics in Astro 101 and K–12 science, including parallax, Hubble’s Law and large-scale structure in the universe, seasons, Moon phases and eclipses, and life in the universe.

Author(s): Patricia Udomprasert, Alyssa Goodman, Edwin Ladd, Stella Offner, Harry Houghton, Erin Johnson, Susan Sunbury, Julia Plummer, Erika Wright, Philip Sadler, Philip Rosenfield, Curtis Wong | Year: 2019

Rethinking the Classroom Science Investigation

In this article, authors propose a framework that centers the investigation as a key locus for constructing alignments among phenomena, data, and explanatory models and makes visible the work that scientists engage in as they develop and stabilize alignments.

Author(s): Eve Manz, Richard Lehrer, Leona Schauble | Year: 2020

The Impact of High School Life Science Teachers’ Subject Matter Knowledge and Knowledge of Student Misconceptions on Students’ Learning

This article investigates whether teachers’ subject matter knowledge (SMK) and knowledge of students’ misconceptions (KOSM) in high school life science are associated with students’ posttest performance on multiple-choice test items designed to reveal student misconceptions.

Author(s): Chen Chen, Gerhard Sonnert, Philip M. Sadler, Susan Sunbury | Year: 2020

Initiation-Entry-Focus-Exit and Participation: A Framework for Understanding Teacher Groupwork Monitoring Routines

In this paper, authors offer a framework for teacher monitoring routines—a consequential yet understudied aspect of instruction when teachers oversee students’ working together.

Author(s): Nadav Ehrenfeld, Ilana S. Horn | Year: 2020

Teaching Practices for Differentiating Mathematics Instruction for Middle School Students

This study is a case of using second-order models of students’ mathematical thinking to differentiate instruction, and it reveals that inquiring into research-based knowledge and inquiring responsively into students’ thinking are at the heart of differentiating mathematics instruction.

Author(s): Amy J. Hackenberg, Mark Creager, Ayfer Eker | Year: 2020

Thinking Beyond the Score: Multidimensional Analysis of Student Performance to Inform the Next Generation of Science Assessments

Informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics and Latent Dirichlet Allocation analyses, this study utilizes an innovative bilingual (Spanish–English) constructed response assessment of science and language practices for middle and high school students to perform a multilayered analysis of student responses.

Author(s): Lourdes Cardozo‐Gaibisso , Seohyun Kim , Cory Buxton , Allan Cohen | Year: 2019

Next Generation Sheltered Instruction to Support English Learners in Secondary Science Classrooms

Using findings from a 4‐year research and development effort, we propose an updated model of sheltered instruction for science classrooms that leverages the opportunities provided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to better support multilingual learners in middle and high school science.

Author(s): Cory Buxton, Linda Caswell | Year: 2020

Designing Robotics-based Science Lessons Aligned with the Three Dimensions of NGSS-plus-5E Model: A Content Analysis

In this study, analyzing lesson plans using the rubrics provided opportunities for suggestions and feedback for improvement to developers and it informs the development of new lessons by the project team.

Author(s): Hye Sun You, Sonia Mary Chacko, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Use of a Design Canvas in a Robotics Workshop and Analysis of its Efficacy

This paper describes how the design canvas of Kline et al. was adopted and implemented in our workshop and investigates its benefits.

Author(s): Abhidipta Mallik, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Analyzing Successful Teaching Practices in Middle School Science and Math Classrooms when using Robotics

This paper analyzes teaching practices that successfully integrate robotics in middle school science and math classrooms.

Author(s): Veena Jayasree Krishnan, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Designing NGSS-Aligned Lesson Plans During a Teacher Professional Development Program

This paper describes a program to engage teachers to learn about mechatronics, robotics, and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through hands-on activities and collaborative research.

Author(s): Sai Prasanth Krishnamoorthy, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Middle School Teacher Professional Development in Creating a NGSS-plus-5E Robotics Curriculum

This paper will describe the process and result of developing a LEGO robotics, NGSS, and 5E aligned middle school curriculum during a three-week summer PD program for teachers who teach urban students-of-color.

Author(s): Shramana Ghosh, Veena Jayasree Krishnan, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Investigating Classroom-related Factors that Influence Student Perceptions of LEGO Robots as Educational Tools in Middle Schools

This paper investigates classroom-related factors such as pedagogical strategies and management of robotics-based educational content that contribute to the formation of student perceptions in robotics-enhanced classes.

Author(s): Shramana Ghosh, Sheila Borges Rajguru, Vikram Kapila | Year: 2019

Critical Science Agency and Power Hierarchies: Restructuring Power within Groups to Address Injustice Beyond Them

Drawing upon a social practice theory analytical lens with a focus on power and using critical participatory ethnography methods, this study investigated the ways middle school students restructured power hierarchies as they worked to complete the design challenge of making their classroom community more sustainable, and how power hierarchy restructuring impacted students' opportunities to enact critical science agency (CSA).

Author(s): Kathleen Schenkel, Angela Calabrese Barton | Year: 2020

Revisiting Purpose and Conceptualisation in the Design of Assessments of Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge

In this paper, authors focus on the design of assessments of mathematics teachers’ knowledge by emphasising the importance of identifying the purpose for the assessment, defining the specific construct to be measured, and considering the affordances of particular psychometric models on the development of assessments as well as how they are able to communicate learning or understanding.

Author(s): Chandra Hawley Orrill, Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, Allan Cohen, Jonathan Templin | Year: 2019

Experimental Impacts of the Ongoing Assessment Project on Teachers and Students

In this report, authors describe the results of a rigorous two-year study of the impacts of a mathematics initiative called Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) on teacher and student learning in grades 3-5 in two Philadelphia area school districts.

Author(s): Jonathan A. Supovitz, Caroline B. Ebby, Janine Remillard, Robert A. Nathenson | Year: 2018

Pathways for Analyzing and Responding to Student Work for Formative Assessment: The Role of Teachers’ Goals for Student Learning

This study explored how teachers interpreted and responded to their own student work during the process of formative assessment.

Author(s): Caroline Brayer Ebby, Janine Remillard, Jordan H. D'Olier | Year: 2019

Synchronous Online Model for Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development

In this chapter, the authors present the design rationale for and empirical results from a predominantly synchronous three-part online model for the professional development of mathematics teachers in rural contexts.

Author(s): Jeffrey Choppin, Julie M. Amador, Cynthia Callard, Cynthia Carson , Ryan Gillespie | Year: 2020

Bridging the Distance: One-on-One Video Coaching Supports Rural Teachers

This article describes online video coaching model used with middle-grades, rural mathematics teachers.

Author(s): Cynthia D. Carson, Cynthia Callard, Ryan Gillespie, Jeffrey Choppin, Julie M. Amador | Year: 2019

Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy

Authors investigate ways to support students in integrating their understanding of density concepts through a graph that is linked to a simulation depicting the relationship between mass, volume, and density.

Author(s): Jonathan M. Vitale, Lauren Applebaum, Marcia C. Linn | Year: 2019

Impact of Graph Technologies in K-12 Science and Mathematics Education

In this article, authors use meta-analysis to analyze 42 design and comparison studies involving data from 7699 students spanning over 35 years.

Author(s): Dermot FrancisDonnelly-HermosilloaLibby F.GerardbMarcia C.Linn | Year: 2020

Revealing Teacher Knowledge through Making: A Case Study of Two Prospective Mathematics Teachers

We describe an experience within mathematics teacher preparation that engages pre-service teachers of mathematics (PMTs) in Making and design practices that we hypothesized would inform their conceptual, curricular, and pedagogical thinking.

Author(s): Steven Greenstein , Eileen Fernández, Jessica Davidson | Year: 2019

Families’ Capacity to Engage in Science Inquiry at Home Through Structured Activities

The purpose of this study was to describe how families utilize science activity packs at home.

Author(s): Lacey Strickler-Eppard, Charlene M. Czerniak, Joan Kaderavek | Year: 2019

Maximizing the Quality of Learning Opportunities for Every Student

In this editorial, authors discuss the first of the five overarching problems: defining and measuring learning opportunities precisely enough to study how to maximize the quality of the opportunities experienced by every student.

Author(s): Jinfa Cai, Anne Morris, Charles Hohensee, Stephen Hwang, Victoria Robison, Michelle Cirillo, Steven L. Kramer, James Hiebert, Arthur Bakker | Year: 2020

Addressing the Problem of Always Starting Over: Identifying, Valuing, and Sharing Professional Knowledge for Teaching

Authors discuss the possibilities of retaining and sharing professional knowledge as a way of addressing the problem of always starting over.

Author(s): Jinfa Cai, Anne Morris, Charles Hohensee, Stephen Hwang, Victoria Robison, Michelle Cirillo, Steven L. Kramer, James Hiebert, Arthur Bakker | Year: 2020

Teachers’ Orientations toward Using Student Mathematical Thinking as a Resource during Whole-Class Discussion

The purpose of this study is to characterize teachers’ orientations toward using student mathematical thinking as a resource during whole-class instruction.

Author(s): Shari L. Stockero, Keith R. Leatham, Mary A. Ochieng, Laura R. Van Zoest, Blake E. Peterson | Year: 2019

Chemistry Critical Friendships: Investigating Chemistry-Specific Discourse within a Domain-General Discussion of Best Practices for Inquiry Assessments

Presented in this paper are the results from analyzing a discussion between five high school chemistry teachers as they generated a set of best practices for inquiry assessments.

Author(s): Adam G. L. Schafer, Ellen J. Yezierski | Year: 2020

Analysis of the e-TEN Calibration Data

The present report summarizes the analyses of the calibration data for the electronic Test of Early Numeracy (e-TEN), an adaptive, iPad-based test of early numeracy achievement.

Author(s): Ying Liu, Elizabeth M. McCarthy, Arthur J. Baroody, Michael D. Eiland | Year: 2019

Pre-service Teachers’ Conceptions of Mathematical Argumentation

Drawing on a situated perspective on learning, authors analyzed written, open-ended journals of 52 pre-service teachers (PSTs) concurrently enrolled in mathematics and pedagogy with field experience courses for elementary education majors.

Author(s): Hyejin Park, Marta T. Magiera | Year: 2019

Fostering Video Sharing and Discourse Among STEM Educational Researchers in a Multimodal Environment

This article looks at the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase, a multimodal environment, that enabled educational researchers to share and discuss short videos depicting their federally-funded work to improve STEM education. In a mixed methods study, authors investigate the forms of participation that took place and the benefits that accrued to those who presented.

Author(s): Joni Falk, Debra Bernstein, Brian Drayton | Year: 2019

From the Inside Out: Teacher Responses to the AP Curriculum Redesign

From 2012–2015, Advanced Placement (AP) science courses underwent a large-scale curricular reform to include more scientific inquiry and reasoning, reduce emphasis on broad content coverage, and focus on depth of understanding, with corresponding changes in high-stakes AP examinations. In this study, authors explore how teachers prepared for and adapted to this reform over a three-year period.

Author(s): Ayana McCoy, Abigail Jurist Levy, Kim Frumin, Frances Lawrenz, Christopher Dede, Arthur Eisenkraft, Christian Fischer, Barry Fishman, Brandon Foster | Year: 2019

Productive Thinking and Science Learning in Design Teams

In this study, authors examined middle-school students’ naturally occurring design conversations in small design teams and their learning of science as a result of engaging in an engineering and science unit.

Author(s): S. Selcen Guzey, Ji Yoon Jung | Year: 2020

Characterizing the Formative Assessment Enactment of Experienced Science Teachers

In this article, authors examined classroom videos of nine experienced teachers of elementary, middle, and high school science, aiming to create a model of FA enactment that is useful to teachers.

Author(s): Vesal Dini, Hannah Sevian, Klaudja Caushi, Raúl Orduña Picón | Year: 2020

Helping K-12 Teachers Get Unstuck with Scratch: The Design of an Online Professional Learning Experience

In this paper, authors describe the design and implementation of Getting Unstuck, a 21-day, email-based learning experience for K-12 teachers interested in developing greater familiarity and fluency with Scratch.

Author(s): Paulina Haduong , Karen Brennan | Year: 2019

Longitudinal Investigation of Primary Inservice Teachers’ Modelling the Hydrological Phenomena

This manuscript focuses on longitudinal research with four primary inservice teachers’ learning and engagement in model-based teaching about water over three years, investigating teachers conceptualizations and practice modelling water related phenomena over time. Findings from the study indicate while each teacher had individual trajectories in conceptualising and enacting scientific modelling in the classroom, we observed unique approaches within teachers.

Author(s): Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, Christina Schwarz | Year: 2019

Making Mathematical Thinking Visible

This article describes how diagrams can be a powerful tool to develop and communicate mathematical understanding for English language learners.

Author(s): Johannah Nikula, Jill Neumayer DePiper, Mark Driscoll | Year: 2019

Developing Student 21st Century Skills in Selected Exemplary Inclusive STEM High Schools

This conversion mixed method study analyzed student work samples and teacher lesson plans from seven exemplary inclusive STEM high schools to better understand at what level teachers at these schools are engaging and developing student 21st Century skills.

Author(s): Stephanie M. Stehle, Erin E. Peters-Burton | Year: 2019

Supporting the Scientific Practices through Epistemologically Responsive Science Teaching

In this article, authors explore a variety of types of responsive teaching and elaborate a specific type of responsive teaching—epistemologically responsive science teaching.

Author(s): Leema K. Berland, Rosemary S. Russ, Cori P. West | Year: 2019

Eliminating Counterexamples: A Case Study Intervention for Improving Adolescents’ Ability to Critique Direct Arguments

This case study investigates U.S. eighth-grade (age 13) mathematics students’ conceptions about the validity of a direct argument after the students received instruction on the eliminating counterexamples (ECE) framework.

Author(s): David A. Yopp, Rob Ely, Anne E. Adams, Annelise W. Nielsen, Erin C. Corwine | Year: 2019

Empowering Students with Specific Learning Disabilities: Jim’s Concept of Unit Fraction

This paper investigates how one elementary school child with specific visual motor integration differences constructed a unit fraction concept.

Author(s): Jessica H. Hunt, Juanita Silva, Rachel Lambert | Year: 2019

In-Game Actions to Promote Game-Based Math Learning Engagement

This mixed-method study was designed to examine whether middle school students’ in-game actions are likely to promote certain types of learning engagement (i.e., content and cognitive engagement).

Author(s): Jewoong Moon, Fengfeng Ke | Year: 2019

Profiling Self-Regulation Behaviors in STEM Learning of Engineering Design

This study analyzes the engineering design behaviors of 108 ninth-grade U.S. students using principal component analysis and cluster analysis.

Author(s): Juan Zheng, Wanli Xing, Gaoxia Zhu, Guanhua Chen, Henglv Zhao, Charles Xie | Year: 2019

The Effect of Automated Feedback on Revision Behavior and Learning Gains in Formative Assessment of Scientific Argument Writing

This study investigates a formative feedback system integrated into an online science curriculum module teaching climate change.

Author(s): Mengxiao Zhu, Ou Lydia Liu, Hee-Sun Lee | Year: 2019

The Impact of Engineering Curriculum Design Principles on Elementary Students’ Engineering and Science Learning

This article reports an efficacy study of an elementary engineering curriculum, Engineering is Elementary, that includes a set of hypothesized critical components designed to encourage student engagement in practices, connect engineering and science learning, and reach diverse students.

Author(s): Christine M. Cunningham, Cathy P. Lachapelle, Robert T. Brennan, Gregory J. Kelly, Chris San Antonio Tunis, Christine A. Gentry | Year: 2019

Complementary Assessments of Prospective Teachers’ Skill with Eliciting Student Thinking

This article reports on how three prospective teachers had differing opportunities to demonstrate their skills in the context of the field assessment, but similar opportunities in the context of the simulation assessment.

Author(s): Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy A. Boerst, Susanna Owens Farmer | Year: 2019

How Place-based Science Education Strategies can Support Equity for Students, Teachers, and Communities

This brief describes how to support equity for students, teachers, and communities through place-based science education strategies.

Author(s): Sarah Coleman, Pauline Chinn, Deb Morrison, and Laruen Kaupp | Year: 2019

Hurricane with a History: Hawaiian Newspapers Illuminate an 1871 Storm

In this article, authors explain how 114 years of Hawaiian-language newspapers starting in 1834 extend our knowledge of natural disasters into the nineteenth century and to precontact times.

Author(s): Steven Businger, M. Puakea Nogelmeier, Pauline W. U. Chinn, and Thomas Schroeder | Year: 2019

The Role of Teacher Framing in Producing Coherent NGSS-Aligned Teaching

In this Journal of Science Teacher Education article, Jarod Kawasaki and William Sandoval report on one teachers’ efforts to re-design an entire instructional unit as a coherent storyline about forces and motion as a part of a multiyear professional development project around the NGSS.

Author(s): Jarod Kawasaki, William Sandoval | Year: 2019

“This is Really Frying My Brain!”: How Affect Supports Inquiry in an Online Learning Environment

This article discusses supporting inquiry in an online learning environment.

Author(s): Lama Z. Jaber, Elizabeth Hufnagel, Jennifer Radoff | Year: 2019

Toward a theoretical structure to characterize early probabilistic thinking

The purpose of this report is to sketch a tentative theoretical structure with the potential to anchor curricular decisions and inform further research on early probability learning.

Author(s): Randall E. Groth, Jathan W. Austin, Madeline Naumann, Megan Rickards | Year: 2019

Gina’s mathematics: Thinking, tricks, or “teaching”?

This paper discusses the extent to which one case study elementary school child with identified learning disabilities (LDs) made sense of composite units and unit fractions.

Author(s): Jessica H.Hunt, Beth L.MacDonald, JuanitaSilva | Year: 2019

Epistemological framing and novice elementary teachers' approaches to learning and teaching engineering design

In this article, authors present a comparative case study examining the epistemological framing dynamics of two novice urban teachers and argue that the stances that novice teachers adopt toward engineering learning and knowledge are consequential for the opportunities they create for students.

Author(s): Kristen B. Wendell, Jessica E. S. Swenson, Tejaswini S. Dalvi | Year: 2019

Qualitative graphing in an authentic inquiry context: How construction and critique help middle school students to reason about cancer

This study offers a critical exploration of how to design instruction that simultaneously supports students' science and graph understanding within complex inquiry contexts.

Author(s): Camillia Matuk, Jiayuan Zhang, Irina Uk, Marcia C. Linn | Year: 2019

Understanding Science and Language Connections: New Approaches to Assessment with Bilingual Learners

Authors report on the use of bilingual constructed response science assessments in the context of a research and development partnership with secondary school science teachers.

Author(s): Cory Buxton , Ruth Harman, Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso, Lei Jiang, Khanh Bui, Martha Allexsaht-Snider | Year: 2019

Validating a Model for Assessing Science Teacher’s Adaptive Expertise with Computer-Supported Complex Systems Curricula and Its Relationship to Student Learning Outcomes

In this study, the authors propose and validate a model of adaptive expertise needed for teachers to successfully deliver NGSS-informed computer-supported complex systems curricula in high school science classrooms.

Author(s): Susan A. Yoon, Chad Evans, Katherine Miller, Emma Anderson, Jessica Koehler | Year: 2019

Mathematical content knowledge and knowledge for teaching: exploring their distinguishability and contribution to student learning

In this replication and extension study, we explore these issues, drawing on evidence from a multi-year study of over 200 fourth- and fifth-grade US teachers. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of these data suggested a single dimension for teacher knowledge.

Author(s): Charalambos Y. Charalambous, Heather C. Hill, Mark J. Chin, Daniel McGinn | Year: 2019

Growth in children’s understanding of generalizing and representing mathematical structure and relationships

Authors share results from a quasi-experimental study that examines growth in students’ algebraic thinking practices of generalizing and representing generalizations, particularly with variable notation, as a result of an early algebra instructional sequence implemented across grades 3–5.

Author(s): Maria Blanton, Isil Isler-Baykal, Rena Stroud, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth, Angela Murphy Gardiner | Year: 2019

Children’s Integer Understanding and the Effects of Linear Board Games: A Look at Two Measures

The purpose of this study was to identify affordances and limitations of using order and value comparison tasks versus number placement tasks to infer students’ negative integer understanding and growth in understanding.

Author(s): Laura Bofferding, Andrew Hoffman | Year: 2019

Coordinating between Graphs and Science Concepts: Density and Buoyancy

Authors investigate ways to support students in integrating their understanding of density concepts through a graph that is linked to a simulation depicting the relationship between mass, volume, and density.

Author(s): Jonathan M. Vitale, Lauren Applebaum, Marcia C. Linn | Year: 2019
Keywords: Publication, Middle, Science

Non-visual Perception of Lines on a Multimodal Touchscreen Tablet

In this article, authors demonstrate that line following via multimodal feedback is possible on touchscreens and present guidelines for the presentation of such non-visual graphical concepts.

Author(s): Jennifer L. Tennison , Jenna L. Gorlewicz | Year: 2019

Simulations as a Tool for Practicing Questioning

Authors discuss some of the affordances and constraints of using online teaching simulations to support reflection on specific pedagogical actions.

Author(s): Corey Webel, Kimberly Conner, Wenmin Zhao | Year: 2018

Guiding collaborative revision of science explanations

This paper illustrates how the combination of teacher and computer guidance can strengthen collaborative revision and identifies opportunities for teacher guidance in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment.

Author(s): Libby Gerard, Ady Kidron, Marcia C. Linn | Year: 2019

Scaling up innovative learning in mathematics: exploring the effect of different professional development approaches on teacher knowledge, beliefs, and instructional practice

The purpose of the current study was to explore different ways for teachers to engage in Professional learning experiences (PLEs) and how these approaches might enable the field to scale up these efforts in a sustainable manner.

Author(s): Daniel J. Heck, Courtney L. Plumley, Despina A. Stylianou, Adrienne A. Smith, Gwendolyn Moffett | Year: 2019

Patterns Linking Interpreting and Deciding How to Respond During the Launch of a Lesson: Noticing from an Integrated Perspective

Authors describe a complementary way of studying the connections between different aspects of noticing, one that stresses the content of teachers noticing. They report on a study in which participants were shown depictions of students reacting to the launch of a complex task. Participants then chose among a variety of possible interpretations and teacher responses.

Author(s): Rob Wieman, Corey Webel | Year: 2019

Instruments to Measure Elementary Student Mindsets about Smartness and Failure in General and with respect to Engineering

The aim of this study was to assess evidence for the validity of General Mindset (GM) and Engineering Mindset (EM) surveys that we developed for fifth-grade students (ages 10-11).

Author(s): Pamela S. Lottero-Perdue, Cathy P. Lachapelle | Year: 2019

How to support secondary school students’ consideration of uncertainty in scientific argument writing: A case study of a High-Adventure Science curriculum module

In this article, authors discuss an online Earth science curriculum module called, “Will there be enough fresh water?” designed to engage students in thinking about uncertainty as part of writing scientific arguments.

Author(s): Amy Pallant, Hee-Sun Lee, Sarah Pryputniewicz | Year: 2019

Framing, Adapting, and Applying: Learning to Contextualize Science Activity in Multilingual Science Classrooms

This article looks at context-based approaches to science instruction. Authors studied the effects of changes to a set of secondary science teacher education programs, all of which were redesigned with attention to the Secondary Science Teaching with English Language and Literacy Acquisition (SSTELLA) instructional framework, a framework for responsive and contextualized instruction in multilingual science classrooms.

Author(s): Sara Tolbert, Corey Knox, Ivan Salinas | Year: 2019

Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse

In this article, authors argue for deliberate attention to clarifiable ambiguity as a critical aspect of attending to meaning and as a necessary precursor to productive use of student mathematical thinking.

Author(s): Blake E. Peterson, Keith R. Leatham, Lindsay M. Merrill, Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero | Year: 2019

Aligning Test Scoring Procedures with Test Uses: A Balancing Act

Test scoring procedures should align with the intended uses and interpretations of test results. In this paper, we examine three test scoring procedures for an operational assessment of early numeracy, the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA). Current test specifications call for subscores to be reported for each of the eight subtests on the EGMA. This test scoring procedures has been criticized as being difficult for stakeholders to use and interpret, thereby impacting the overall usefulness of the EGMA for informing decisions. We examine the psychometric properties including the reliability and distinctiveness of the results and usefulness of reporting test scores as (1) total scores, (2) subscores, and (3) composite scores. These test scoring procedures are compared using data from an actual administration of the EGMA. Conclusions and recommendations for test scoring procedures are made. Generalizations to other testing programs are proposed.

Author(s): Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Lindsey Perry , Linda Platas, Yasmin Sitabkhana | Year: 2018

Curriculum and Instruction at Exemplar Inclusive STEM High Schools

In recent years, prominent organizations have released large-scale policy reports on the state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, with particular emphasis on curricula and instructional practices. The purpose of this paper was to examine the curriculum and instruction occurring at high performing STEM-focused high schools that have no academic conditions for student admission. This study conducted a cross-case analysis across eight case studies of contextually different but well-regarded inclusive STEM high school. Common themes that emerged included different hierarchical levels of design and implementation (classroom-level, cross-cutting school level, school-wide) as well as responsive design of curriculum and instruction. Unique contextual differences are discussed as well as implications for replication of inclusive STEM school design.

Author(s): Erin Peters-Burton, Ann House, Ed Han, Sharon Lynch | Year: 2018

The Impact of Multimedia Educative Curriculum Materials (MECMs) on Teachers' Beliefs about Scientific Argumentation

Authors discuss how teachers used MECMs and whether that use impacted their beliefs about the practice of scientific argumentation.

Author(s): Suzanna Loper, Katherine L. McNeill, María González-Howard , Lisa M. Marco-Bujosa, Laura M. O’Dwyer | Year: 2019

Integrating a Space for Teacher Interaction into an Educative Curriculum: Design Principles and Teachers' Use of the iPlan Tool

Authors describe the design principles of iPlan, a web-based tool provides access to educative curriculum materials in an online interactive learning platform, and discuss implications for designing educative and online systems for teacher learning.

Author(s): Miray Tekkumru-Kisa, Christian Schunn | Year: 2019

How Viewers Orient Toward Student Dialogue in Online Math Videos

Authors describe an alternative model of online math videos that feature unscripted dialogue of secondary school students, who convey sources of confusion and resolve the dilemmas that arise during problem solving.

Author(s): Joanne Lobato, Carren Walker | Year: 2019

Characterizing the Interplay of Cognitive and Metacognitive Knowledge in Computational Modeling and Simulation Practices

Authors discuss student dimensions of expertise when engaged in modeling and simulation practices and describe how students used their cognitive and metacognitive knowledge to approach a computational challenge.

Author(s): Alejandra J. Magana, Hayden W. Fennell, Camilo Vieira, Michael L. Falk | Year: 2019

Exploring Students’ Experimentation Strategies in Engineering Design Using an Educational CAD Tool

The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ experimentation strategies while they work on a design challenge.

Author(s): Ying Ying Seah, Alejandra J. Magana | Year: 2019

The Role of Simulation-Enabled Design Learning Experiences on Middle School Students’ Self-generated Inherence Heuristics

This article describes the effect of simulation-enabled Learning by Design learning experiences on student-generated heuristics that can lead to solutions to problems.

Author(s): Alejandra J. Magana, Sindhura Elluri, Chandan Dasgupta, Ying Ying Seah, Aasakiran Madamanchi, Mireille Boutin | Year: 2019

The Impacts of a Research-Based Model for Mentoring Elementary Preservice Teachers in Science

This article focuses on the impacts of a program designed to prepare elementary classroom teachers to mentor preservice teachers for effective science instruction.

Author(s): Matthew Miller, Daniel Hanley, Joseph Brobst | Year: 2019

Mentoring the Mentors: Hybridizing Professional Development to Support Cooperating Teachers’ Mentoring Practice in Science

This article describes key features of a hybrid professional development (PD) program that was designed to prepare elementary classroom teachers to mentor preservice teachers for effective science instruction.

Author(s): Josie Melton, Matthew Miller, Joseph Brobst | Year: 2019

What Can We Learn from Correct Answers?

This article describes how research-based learning progressions can be used to enhance the analysis and response to student work.

Author(s): Caroline B. Ebby, Elizabeth T. Hulbert, Nicole Fletcher | Year: 2019

Theorizing Reciprocal Noticing with Non-dominant Students in Mathematics

In this paper, the author theorizes reciprocal noticing as a relational practice through which teachers and students exchange roles as knowers by reciprocating each other’s noticing as they study mathematics concepts.

Author(s): Higinio Dominguez | Year: 2019

What They Learn When They Learn Coding: Investigating Cognitive Domains and Computer Programming Knowledge in Young Children

This study investigated N = 57 Kindergarten through second grade children’s performance on a programming assessment after engaging in a 6-week curricular intervention called ScratchJr.

Author(s): Amanda Strawhacker, Marina Umaschi Bers | Year: 2018

Impact of Model‐based Science Curriculum and Instruction on Elementary Students' Explanations for the Hydrosphere

Scientific modeling affords opportunities for students to develop representations, make their ideas visible, and generate model‐based explanations for complex natural systems like the water cycle. This study describes a comprehensive evaluation of a 5‐year, design‐based research project focused on the development, implementation, revision, and testing of an enhanced, model‐centered version of the Full Option Science System (FOSS) Water (2005) unit in third grade classrooms.

Author(s): Ben Baumfalk, Devarati Bhattacharya, Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, Christina Schwarz | Year: 2018

The Soda Can Crusher Challenge

In this article, authors describe how we engaged grade 3–5 students in an engineering design activity supported with relevant reading, writing, and talking tasks embedded within the engineering design activity.

Author(s): Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt | Year: 2018

The Differential Impact of Two Engineering Professional Development Programs on Elementary Teachers’ Engineering Teaching Efficacy Beliefs

The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent supporting elementary teachers’ PCK about teaching engineering would improve their beliefs that students’ engineering learning can be influenced by effective engineering instruction.

Author(s): Hasan Deniz , Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt | Year: 2018

Engineering for sustainable communities: Epistemic tools in support of equitable and consequential middle school engineering

This study is focused on engineering for sustainable communities (EfSC) in three middle school classrooms.

Author(s): Edna Tan, Angela Calabrese Barton, Aerin Benavides | Year: 2019

Designing for Rightful Presence in STEM: The Role of Making Present Practices

In this article, it is argued that the construct of rightful presence, and the coconstructed “making present” practices that give rise to moments of rightful presence, is 1 way to consider how to make sense of the historicized and relational nature of consequential learning.

Author(s): Angela Calabrese Barton, Edna Tan | Year: 2019

Automated text scoring and real‐time adjustable feedback: Supporting revision of scientific arguments involving uncertainty

This paper describes HASbot, an automated text scoring and real‐time feedback system designed to support student revision of scientific arguments.

Author(s): Hee‐Sun Lee, Amy Pallant, Sarah Pryputniewicz, Trudi Lord, Matthew Mulholland, Ou Lydia Liu | Year: 2019

Addressing Misconceptions in Secondary Geometry Proof

Use these ideas to diagnose and address common conceptual obstacles that inhibit students’ success.

Author(s): Michelle Cirillo, Jenifer Hummer | Year: 2019

What Matters for Urban Adolescents’ Engagement and Disengagement in School: A Mixed-Methods Study

This study uses a mixed-method sequential exploratory design to examine influences on urban adolescents’ engagement and disengagement in school.

Author(s): Jennifer A. Fredricks, Alyssa K. Parr, Jamie L. Amemiya, Ming-Te Wang, Scott Brauer | Year: 2019

Student learning emotions in middle school mathematics classrooms: investigating associations with dialogic instructional practices

Authors examine how dialogic instruction, a socially dynamic form of instruction, was associated with four learning emotions in mathematics: enjoyment, pride, anger, and boredom.

Author(s): Alyssa Parr, Jamie Amemiya, Ming-Te Wang | Year: 2018

Does student-centered instruction engage students differently? The moderation effect of student ethnicity

This study examined the relationship between student-centered mathematics instruction and adolescents’ behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and social engagement in mathematics and whether the relationship differed by ethnicity.

Author(s): Eli Talbert, Tara Hofkens, Ming-Te Wang | Year: 2018

Beyond Classroom Academics: A School-Wide and Multi-Contextual Perspective on Student Engagement in School

A school-wide and multi-contextual perspective on student engagement in school.

Author(s): Ming-Te Wang, Tara L. Hofkens | Year: 2019

Ramp It Up!

Preschoolers investigate force and motion with a digital journal.

Author(s): Ashley Lewis Presser, Ximena Dominguez, Marion Goldstein, Regan Vidiksis, Danae Kamdar | Year: 2019
Keywords: Pre-K, Publication, Science

Examining physics identity development through two high school interventions

Using structural equation modeling, the researchers test a path model of various physics identity constructs, extending an earlier, established model. In this paper, they also compare a preliminary structural analysis of students' physics identities before and after the career lesson, with an eye towards understanding how students' identities develop over time and due to these experiences.

Author(s): Hemeng Cheng, Geoff Potvin, Raina Khatri, Laird Kramer, Robynne M. Lock, Zahra Hazari | Year: 2018

What does it mean to notice my students’ ideas in science today?: An investigation of elementary teachers’ practice of noticing their students’ thinking in science

An investigation of elementary teachers’ noticing of students’ ideas and their thinking surrounding their noticing practice.

Author(s): Melissa J. Luna | Year: 2018

The Computational Algorithmic Thinking (CAT) Capability Flow: An Approach to Articulating CAT Capabilities over Time in African-American Middle-school Girls

This paper explores the CAT Capability Flow, which begins to describe the processes and sub-skills and capabilities involve in computational algorithmic thinking (CAT). To do this, authors engage in an approach which results in an initial flowchart that depicts the processes students are engaging in as an iteratively-refined articulation of the steps involved in computational algorithmic thinking.

Author(s): Jakita Thomas | Year: 2018

#BlackGirlMagic: The identity conceptualizationof Black women in undergraduate STEM education

In this study, authors use Phenomenological Variant Ecological Systems Theory as a strengths‐based approach to investigate 10 undergraduate Black women’s perceptions of race and gender on their STEM identity development and engagement.

Author(s): Terrell R. Morton, Eileen C. Parsons | Year: 2018

Race to the Top and Lesson Study Implementation in Florida: District Policy and Leadership for Teacher Professional Development

Based on a mixed methods study of a statewide survey and interviews of district professional development directors, we found that district requirement of lesson study, funding provision, and future sustainability plan were significantly and positively associated with a broader implementation of lesson study within the district. Implications for educational leaders at local educational agencies are discussed.

Author(s): Motoko Akiba, Aki Murata, Cassie Howard, Bryan Wilkinson, Judith Fabrega | Year: 2019

Lesson Study Design Features for Supporting Collaborative Teacher Learning

Based on a teacher survey of lesson study, this study found that facilitators’ focus on student thinking, the quality of materials, and duration of lesson study were significantly associated with teacher participation in an effective inquiry process, which in turn is associated with perceived positive changes in teacher knowledge, self-efficacy, and expectation.

Author(s): Motoko Akiba, Aki Murata, Cassandra C. Howard, Bryan Wilkinson | Year: 2019

Integrating STEM into Preschool Education: Designing a Professional Development Model in Diverse Settings

In this article, the authors outline the main components and the iterative design process we undertook to ensure that the professional supports are relevant and effective for teachers and children.

Author(s): Kimberly Brenneman, Alissa Lange, Irena Nayfeld | Year: 2018

Opportunities to Participate (OtP) in Science: Examining Differences Longitudinally and Across Socioeconomically Diverse Schools

The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a survey of opportunities to participate (OtP) in science that will allow educators and researchers to closely approximate the types of learning opportunities students have in science classrooms.

Author(s): Christine L. Bae, Morgan DeBusk-Lane, Kathryn N. Hayes, Fa Zhang | Year: 2018

Personal and Canonical PCK: A Synergistic Relationship?

Features approaches for leveraging PCK research in STEM learning across formal and informal settings.

Author(s): P. Sean Smith, Courtney L. Plumley, Meredith L. Hayes, R. Keith Esch | Year: 2018

Climate literacy: Insights from research on K-16 climate education

Authors discuss insights from research on K-16 climate education.

Author(s): Devarati Bhattacharya, Cory Forbes, Mark Chandler, Kimberly Carroll Steward, A. McKinzie Sutter | Year: 2018

Thinking scientifically in a changing world

Shifting people’s judgments toward the scientific involves teaching them to purposefully evaluate connections between evidence and alternative explanations.

Author(s): Doug Lombardi | Year: 2019

Scaffolding scientific thinking: Students’ evaluations and judgments during Earth science knowledge construction

The present paper documents a quasi-experimental study where high school Earth science students completed these instructional scaffolds, including an explanation task scored for evaluative levels (erroneous, descriptive, relational, and critical), along with measures of plausibility reappraisal and knowledge.

Author(s): Doug Lombardi, Janelle M. Bailey, Elliot S. Bickel, Shondricka Burrell | Year: 2018

Validation: A Burgeoning Methodology for Mathematics Education Scholarship

The goal for this proceeding is to foster the conversation about validation using examples and to communicate information about validation in ways that are broadly accessible.

Author(s): Jonathan Bostic, Gabriel Matney, Toni Sondergeld, Gregory Stone | Year: 2018

Content validity evidence for new problem-solving measures (PSM3, PSM4, and PSM5)

The study’s purpose is to describe content validity evidence related to new problem-solving measures currently under development.

Author(s): Jonathan Bostic, Gabriel Matney, Toni Sondergeld, Gregory Stone | Year: 2018

Teaching of the associative property: A natural classroom investigation

In this study we investigate the teaching of the associative property in a natural classroom setting through observation of classroom video of several elementary math classes in a large urban school district.

Author(s): Eli Barnett, Meixia Ding | Year: 2018

Transitioning from textbook to classroom instruction in mathematics: The case of an expert Chinese teacher

This study reports how an expert Chinese teacher implements mathematics textbook lessons in enacted instruction.

Author(s): Chen Wei, Meixia Ding | Year: 2018

Modeling with tape diagrams

This article describes a tool to build, ensure, and solidify students’ understanding of quantitative relationships.

Author(s): Meixia Ding | Year: 2018

Transferring specialized content knowledge to elementary classrooms: Preservice teachers’ learning to teach the associative property

This study explores how preservice teachers (PSTs) transfer the intended specialized content knowledge (SCK) to elementary classrooms.

Author(s): Meixia Ding, Kayla Heffernan | Year: 2018

Most and Least: Differences in Integer Comparisons Based on Temperature Comparison Language

This article explores how students’ integer value comparisons differed based on question phrasing (which temperature is hottest, most hot, least hot, coldest, most cold, least cold) and on numbers presented (positive, negative, mixed) within the context of temperature.

Author(s): Laura Bofferding, Sherri Farmer | Year: 2018

Teachers' framing of argumentation goals: Working together to develop individual versus communal understanding

This study explores how teachers describe, or frame, expectations for classroom discussions pertaining to the science practice of argumentation. Authors use the theoretical lens of a participation framework to examine how teachers emphasize particular actions and goals for their students' argumentation.

Author(s): María González‐Howard, Katherine L. McNeill | Year: 2019
Keywords: Publication, Middle, Science

Dynamics of Scientific Engagement in a Blended Online Learning Environment

Authors investigate in-service teachers’ scientific engagement in a blended online science inquiry course. A key implication of this study is the importance of instructional attention to epistemology and affect to create online learning environments that promote productive framings of scientific inquiry.

Author(s): Vesal Dini, Lama Jaber, Ethan Danahy | Year: 2019

Developing a Three-Dimensional View of Science Teaching: A Tool to Support Preservice Teacher Discourse

This study utilized the methodology of Improvement Science “Plan, Do Study, Act” cycles in order to design a Three-Dimensional Mapping Tool (3D Map) as a visual scaffold for use in science teaching methods courses to support preservice teachers in unpacking the components of NGSS and to promote discourse related to the three-dimensionality of planning instruction.

Author(s): Michelle L. Sinapuelas, Corinne Lardy, Michele A. Korb, Christine Lee Bae, Rachelle DiStefano | Year: 2019

Teachers’ orientations toward using student mathematical thinking as a resource during whole-class discussion

The purpose of this study is to characterize teachers’ orientations toward using student mathematical thinking as a resource during whole-class instruction.

Author(s): Shari L. Stockero, Keith R. Leatham, Mary A. Ochieng, Laura R. Van Zoest, Blake E. Peterson | Year: 2018

A framework for characterizing students’ cognitive processes related to informal best fit lines

Using existing literature, authors create a hypothetical framework of cognitive processes associated with studying informal best fit lines and refine the framework using data from a cycle of design-based research about building students’ understanding of covariation.

Author(s): Randall E. Groth, Matthew Jones, Mary Knaub | Year: 2018

Teaching About Energy

In this article, we draw upon the Conceptual Profile Theory to discuss the negotiation of meanings related to the energy concept in an 11th grade physics classroom.

Author(s): Orlando Aguiar Jr., Hannah Sevian, Charbel N. El-Hani | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Physics

Measuring Pedagogy and the Integration of Engineering Design in STEM Classrooms

The present study examined changes in high school biology and technology education pedagogy during the first year of a three-year professional development (PD) program using the INSPIRES educative curriculum.

Author(s): Tory Williams, Jonathan Singer, Jacqueline Krikorian, Christopher Rakes, Julia Ross | Year: 2018

Project Accelerate: Bringing AP® Physics 1 to Underserved Students

Project Accelerate is a partnership program between Boston University (BU) and the nation’s high schools combining the supportive infrastructures from the students’ traditional school with a highly interactive private edX online instructional tool to bring a College Board accredited AP Physics 1 course to schools not offering this opportunity. During the 2015-16 academic year, Boston University piloted this model with four Boston Public School (BPS) high schools and three small suburban high schools. During the first year of the pilot, students enrolled in Project Accelerate outperformed their peer groups enrolled in traditional AP Physics 1 classrooms.

Author(s): Mark D. Greenman, Andrew Duffy | Year: 2018

Probing the Relevance of Chemical Identity Thinking in Biochemical Contexts

In this study, we examined the relevance of CI in biochemical contexts and first explored the ways in which practicing biochemists consider CI relevant in their work.

Author(s): Courtney Ngai, Hannah Sevian | Year: 2018

Touchscreen-Based Haptic Information Access for Assisting Blind and Visually-Impaired Users: Perceptual Parameters and Design Guidelines

This paper studies key usability parameters governing accurate rendering of haptically-perceivable graphical materials

Author(s): Hari Prasath Palani, Jennifer L. Tennison, G. Bernard Giudice, Nicholas A. Giudice | Year: 2018

Comparing Haptic Pattern Matching on Tablets and Phones: Large Screens Are Not Necessarily Better

The current study investigates two questions: (1) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's accuracy on pattern-matching tasks? (2) Do screen size and grid density impact a user's time on task?

Author(s): Jennifer L. Tennison, Zachary S. Carril, Nicholas A. Giudice, Jenna L. Gorlewicz | Year: 2018

Productive Struggle for All: Differentiated Instruction

This article looks at strategies that create access while maintaining the cognitive demand of a mathematics task.

Author(s): Sararose D. Lynch, Jessica H. Hunt, Katherine E. Lewis | Year: 2018

Rehumanizing the Mathematics Education of Students with Disabilities: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practice

This editorial is part of a special issue of Investigations in Mathematics Learning Critical Approaches that was inspired by a Disability in Mathematics Education working group.

Author(s): Rachel Lambert, Paulo Tan, Jessica Hunt, Amber G. Candela | Year: 2018

Think-Pair-Show-Share to Increase Classroom Discourse

The authors fuse Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiation, and talk moves into three key planning and pedagogy considerations.

Author(s): Jessica H. Hunt, Beth MacDonald, Rachel Lambert, Trisha Sugita, Juanita Silva | Year: 2018

Pre-service K-8 Teachers’ Professional Noticing and Strategy Evaluation Skills: An Exploratory Study

This study sheds light on three teaching competencies: Pre-service teachers’ (PSTs’) professional noticing of student mathematical reasoning and strategies, their ability to assess the validity of student reasoning and strategies, and to select student strategy for class discussion.

Author(s): Vecihi S. Zambak, Marta T. Magiera | Year: 2018

Cross-Case Analysis of Engineering Education Experiences in Inclusive STEM-Focused High Schools in the United States

The purpose of this paper is to report results of a systematic cross-case analysis exploring the extent of engineering learning opportunities in five exemplar Inclusive STEM High Schools (ISHSs).

Author(s): Erin E. Peters-Burton, Todd Johnson | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High

The Impact of Teacher Gender on Girls’ Performance on Programming Tasks in Early Elementary School

The goal of this paper is to examine whether having female robotics teachers positively impacts girls’ performance on programming and robotics tasks.

Author(s): Amanda Sullivan , Marina Umaschi Bers | Year: 2018

Fostering high school students’ conceptual understanding and argumentation performance in science through Quality Talk discussions

The purpose of our quasi‐experimental study was to examine the effectiveness of Quality Talk Science, a professional development model and intervention, in fostering changes in teachers’ and students’ discourse practices as well as their conceptual understanding and scientific argumentation. Findings revealed treatment teachers’ and students’ discourse practices better reflected critical‐analytic thinking and argumentation at posttest relative to comparison classrooms.

Author(s): P. Karen Murphy, Jeffrey A. Greene, Elizabeth Allen, Sara Baszczewski, Amanda Swearingen, Liwei Wei, Ana M. Butler | Year: 2018

Promoting Linguistically Diverse Students’ Short-Term and Long-Term Understanding of Chemical Phenomena Using Visualizations

In this study, we examine the short-term and long-term effects of interactive visualizations in improving linguistically diverse eighth-grade students’ understanding of properties of matter and chemical reactions during inquiry instruction.

Author(s): Kihyun Ryoo, Kristin Bedell, Amanda Swearingen | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, Middle, Science

Using a three‐dimensional thinking graph to support inquiry learning

This study proposes and investigates the effects of a three‐dimensional thinking graph (3DTG) that allows learners to combine in a single image, problem information, subject knowledge (key concepts and their relationships), and the hypothesizing and reasoning process involved in exploring a problem, to support inquiry learning.

Author(s): Juanjuan Chen, Minhong Wang, Tina A. Grotzer, Chris Dede | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Science

Reframing Inclusive Science Instruction to Support Teachers in Promoting Equitable Three-Dimensional Science Classrooms

In this conceptual article, we reframe inclusive science instruction by examining the literature in science and multicultural education and describe five elements to support teachers in realizing inclusive science instruction as a pedagogical shift.

Author(s): Angela Kolonich, Gail Richmond, Joseph Krajcik | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Science

Elementary Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Structure and Properties of Matter

In this study we examined 5th-grade teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) for 1 particular core idea: the small particle model (SPM) of matter. We assessed teachers’ initial PCK through a lesson plan task, the Content Representation tool, and interviews and then adapted and tested a scoring rubric to facilitate comparison of teachers’ PCK.

Author(s): Deborah L. Hanuscin, Dante Cisterna, Kelsey Lipsitz | Year: 2018

Middle school teachers’ differing perceptions and use of curriculum materials and the common core

Eight middle school mathematics teachers’ perceptions and uses of curriculum materials and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) were investigated.

Author(s): Amy Roth McDuffie, Jeffrey Choppin, Corey Drake, Jon D. Davis, Jennifer Brown | Year: 2018

Teaching of the associative property: A natural classroom investigation

In this study we investigate the teaching of the associative property in a natural classroom setting through observation of classroom video of several elementary math classes in a large urban school district.

Author(s): Eli Barnett, Meixia Ding | Year: 2018

Examining the career paths of doctorates in mathematics education working in institutions of higher education

This article focuses on the career paths in higher education taken by 351 doctoral graduates in mathematics education and provides insight into their career path and their resulting workload.

Author(s): Jeffrey C. Shih, Robert E. Reys, Barbara J. Reys, Christopher Engledowl | Year: 2018

The complex interplay between examples and proving: Where are we and where should we head?

Our work suggests re-conceptualization of research concerning students’ over reliance on example-based reasoning, moving from a view of such reasoning as a stumbling block to quickly overcome toward a view of such reasoning as a necessary and critical foundation in learning to prove.

Author(s): Orit Zaslavsky, Eric Knuth | Year: 2018

Creating Inclusive PreK–12 STEM Learning Environments

This brief offers insights from National Science Foundation-supported research for education leaders and policymakers who are broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM). Many of these insights confirm knowledge that has been reported in research literature; however, some offer a different perspective on familiar challenges.

Author(s): Malcom Butler , Cory Buxton, Odis Johnson Jr., Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Catherine McCulloch, Natalie Nielsen, Arthur Powell | Year: 2018

Improving the preparation of novice secondary science teachers for English learners: A proof of concept study

This proof of concept study investigated a secondary science teacher preparation intervention in six university programs across Arizona, California, and Texas. Researchers and science method instructors (SMIs) collaboratively restructured respective science method courses to hold fidelity to an interrelated set of instructional practices that attend to science learning as envisioned in a Framework for K–12 Science Education, while also creating contextualized spaces for language and literacy development targeted to English learners (ELs), but also supportive of “mainstream” students.

Author(s): Edward G. Lyon, Trish Stoddart, George C. Bunch, Sara Tolbert, Ivan Salinas, Jorge Solis | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Science

Towards Meaningful Physics Recognition: What does this recognition actually look like?

This article examines recognition by presenting the case of a physics teacher, Dr. D, and his student, Kristina, to address the question: What are the ways in which a young woman perceives recognition from her teacher?

Author(s): Zahra Hazari, Cheryl Cass | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Physics

Teacher’s Toolkit: The Argumentation Toolkit

This column provides how-to strategies and practical advice for the science teacher.

Author(s): Maria González-Howard, Lisa Marco-Bujosa, Katherine L. McNeill, Megan Goss, Suzanna Loper | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, Middle, Science

Engineering Encounters: Engineering a Model of the Earth as a Water Filter

This column describes creating a classroom culture for engineering.

Author(s): Jonathon Kilpatrick, Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, John Wallace, Carolyn Staudt | Year: 2018

Why and how do middle school students exchange ideas during science inquiry?

This study explores how technology can support idea exchanges in ways that value individuals’ prior ideas, and allow students to use these ideas to benefit their own and their peers’ learning.

Author(s): Camillia Matuk, Marcia C. Linn | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, Middle, Science

Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects

The imperative that all students, including English learners (ELs), achieve high academic standards and have opportunities to participate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning has become even more urgent and complex given shifts in science and mathematics standards. As a group, these students are underrepresented in STEM fields in college and in the workforce at a time when the demand for workers and professionals in STEM fields is unmet and increasing. However, English learners bring a wealth of resources to STEM learning, including knowledge and interest in STEM-related content that is born out of their experiences in their homes and communities, home languages, variation in discourse practices, and, in some cases, experiences with schooling in other countries.

English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives examines the research on ELs’ learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects and provides guidance on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these students. This report considers the complex social and academic use of language delineated in the new mathematics and science standards, the diversity of the population of ELs, and the integration of English as a second language instruction with core instructional programs in STEM.

Author(s): Committee on Supporting English Learners in STEM Subjects; David Francis and Amy Stephens (Editors) | Year: 2018

The Use of Theory in Research on Broadening Participation in PreK–12 STEM Education: Information and guidance for prospective DRK–12 grantees

This paper seeks to provide a resource for prospective DRK-12 awardees by identifying some of the theories that current and recent DRK-12 awardees are using in their research on broadening participation.

Author(s): Arthur Powell, Natalie Nielsen, Malcolm Butler, Cory Buxton, Odis Johnson, Jr., Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Jennifer Stiles, Catherine McCulloch | Year: 2018

Considerations for STEM Education from PreK through Grade 3

This brief draws on research supported by the National Science Foundation to highlight important considerations for educators and others who design and provide STEM educational experiences for young children.

Author(s): Julie Sarama, Douglas Clements, Natalie Nielsen, Maria Blanton, Nancy Romance, Mark Hoover, Carolyn Staudt, Arthur Baroody, Christine McWayne, Catherine McCulloch | Year: 2018

Scaffolding Scientific Thinking: Students’ Evaluations and Judgments during Earth Science Knowledge Construction

Critical evaluation underpins the practices of science. In a three-year classroom-based research project, we developed and tested instructional scaffolds for Earth science content in which students evaluate lines of evidence with respect to alternative explanations of scientific phenomena. This paper documents a quasi-experimental study where high school Earth science students completed these instructional scaffolds, including an explanation task scored for evaluative levels, along with measures of plausibility reappraisal and knowledge.

Author(s): Doug Lombardi, Janelle Bailey, Elliot Bickel, Shondricka Burrell | Year: 2018

“Just put it together to make no commotion:” Re-imagining Urban Elementary Students’ Participation in Engineering Design Practices

In the growing field of K-12 engineering education, there is limited research that highlights the experiences of youth from historically marginalized communities within engineering learning environments. This study offers insights into the ways in which two groups of elementary school students constructed approaches for participating in the engineering design practice of collaborative reflective decision-making. Findings suggest that students conceptualized urban, engineering learning environments as spaces for risk management. This notion of managing risks informed their participation in collaborative decision-making, and the ways in which they viewed themselves as doers of engineering. Implications for this study include the continued need for the development of methodologies and frameworks that provide opportunities to uncover these potential risks, and design supports for student participation in engineering design practices.

Author(s): Christopher Wright, Kristen Wendell, Patricia Paugh | Year: 2018

The Evidence Based Curriculum Design Framework: Leveraging Diverse Perspectives in the Design Process

The ubiquity of touchscreen, mobile tablet technology has resulted in a plethora of “apps for learning” yet few leverage the learning sciences as a design driver. This paper describes our approach to integrating the learning sciences with best practices in app design: a design framework that involves researchers and developers in a co-development process to create apps based on research and evidence. Our framework centers around a learning blueprint which is intended to serve as a “boundary object.” This boundary object facilitates a design process that allows the design team to focus on both children’s engagement and learning. Here we describe the challenges that our project team encountered and our approaches to overcome those challenges on the Next Generation Preschool Math (NGPM) project, a development and research effort devoted to creating a supplemental preschool math curriculum supplement with integrated digital apps.

Author(s): Philip Vahey, David Reider, Jillian Orr, Ashley Lewis Presser, Ximena Dominguez | Year: 2018

Science in the LearningGardens: A study of motivation, achievement, and science identity in low-income middle schools

This study reports results from 113 students and three science teachers from two low-income urban middle schools participating in SciLG. It highlights the role of students’ views of themselves as competent, related, and autonomous in the garden, as well as their engagement and re-engagement in the garden, as potential pathways by which garden-based science activities can shape science motivation, learning, and academic identity in science.

Author(s): Dilafruz R. Williams, Heather Brule, Sybil S. Kelley, Ellen A. Skinner | Year: 2018

National Survey on Supporting Struggling Mathematics Learners in the Middle Grades: Executive Summary

This executive summary captures the results of the National Survey on Supporting Struggling Mathematics Learners in the Middle Grades, a study designed and conducted by EDC. T

Author(s): Amy R. Brodesky, Jacqueline S. Zweig, Karen Karp, Emily R. Fagan, Linda Hirsch | Year: 2018

Writing a Scientific Explanation

This resource provides access to a classroom video of a lesson from the project's middle school ecosystems unit, and the related student scaffold and scoring rubric.

Author(s): American Museum of Natural History | Year: 2018

Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Thinking in Science Through Classroom Artifacts: In What Ways Are Science and Engineering Practices Evident?

Building on the work of teacher noticing, this study investigated teachers’ noticing of students’ thinking evident in artifacts from their science teaching context.

Author(s): Melissa J. Luna, Sarah J. Selmer, James A. Rye | Year: 2018

Teacher learning in a combined professional development intervention

The study examines geometry teachers' video club discussions in a two-year professional development intervention that combined lesson study, video clubs, and animation discussions to promote teacher noticing of students' prior knowledge.

Author(s): Gloriana González, Lisa Skultety | Year: 2018

How to envision equitable mathematics instruction: Views of U.S. and Korean preservice teachers

This article focused on equitable mathematics instruction for U.S. and Korean preservice teachers.

Author(s): Ji-Eun Lee, Jinho Kim, Sangmee Kim, Woong Lim | Year: 2018

Moving toward approximations of practice in teacher professional development: Learning to summarize a problem-based lesson

This article focuses on problem-based lessons in teacher professional development.

Author(s): Gloriana González | Year: 2018

Designing Simulations to Learn About Pre-service Teachers’ Capabilities with Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking

This chapter focuses on the design of simulation assessments to learn about pre-service teachers’ capabilities with eliciting and interpreting student thinking.

Author(s): Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy Boerst | Year: 2018

Authenticity and Personal Creativity: How EarSketch Affects Student Persistence

This conference paper explains how EarSketch affects student persistence.

Author(s): Tom McKlin, Brian Magerko, Taneisha Lee, Dana Wanzer, Doug Edwards, Jason Freeman | Year: 2018

Evaluation of three interventions teaching area measurement as spatial structuring to young children

In this article, authors evaluated the effects of three instructional interventions designed to support young children’s understanding of area measurement as a structuring process.

Author(s): Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Jeffrey E. Barrett, Craig J. Cullen, Aaron Hudyma, Ron Dolgin, Amanda L. Cullen, Cheryl L. Eames | Year: 2018

Examining the Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving in Scenarios Written by Pre-service Teachers

This chapter examines what aspects of Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching of Proving (MKT-P) can be observed in written scenarios of classroom interactions, produced by pre-service teachers of mathematics.

Author(s): Orly Buchbinder, Alice Cook | Year: 2018

Ambitious Science Teaching

Ambitious Science Teaching outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented.

Author(s): Mark Windschitl, Jessica Thompson, Melissa Braaten | Year: 2018

Uncovering the Skills That Preservice Teachers Bring to Teacher Education: The Practice of Eliciting a Student’s Thinking

This article reports a study of the specific knowledge of and skills with teaching practice that novices bring to teacher education with respect to one teaching practice, eliciting student thinking in elementary mathematics, and describes the use of a standardized teaching simulation to learn about novices’ skills.

Author(s): Meghan Shaughnessy, Timothy A. Boerst | Year: 2018

Our Watershed

In this article, students use data and models to make a difference in their own school yard.

Author(s): Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, Steve Kerlin, Carolyn Staudt, Melinda Daniels | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, High, Science

Supporting Science Teachers In Creating Lessons With Explicit Conceptual Storylines

This article describes a four-step strategy used in our professional development program to help elementary science teachers recognize and create lesson plans with coherent conceptual storylines.

Author(s): Dante Cisterna, Kelsey Lipsitz, Deborah Hanuscin, Zandra de Araujo, Delinda van Garderen | Year: 2018

An Examination of Credit Recovery Students’ Use of Computer-Based Scaffolding in a Problem-Based, Scientific Inquiry Unit

In this study, we investigated how high school credit recovery students worked in small groups and used computer-based scaffolds to conduct scientific inquiry in a problem-based learning unit centered on water quality.

Author(s): Brian R. Belland, D. Mark Weiss, Nam Ju Kim, Jacob Piland , Jiangyue Gu | Year: 2019

CADRE Early Career Guide: Tips for Early Career STEM Education Researchers

The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DR K-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education. The guide also profiles a support program, the CADRE Fellows, for doctoral students in STEM education research.

Author(s): CADRE | Year: 2019

NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide (January 2018)

Effective as of January 2018, NSF's Prospective New Awardee Guide includes information on federal requirements, NSF points of contact and frequently asked questions, grantee standards, and indirect costs.

Author(s): NSF | Year: 2018
Keywords: Publication, Other