2010 DR K-12 PI Meeting Session Materials

This meeting was held December 1-3, 2010.

Date/Time Title & Session Description Presenters Session Materials
12/01/2010 - 12:12pm Luncheon for CADRE Fellows

By invitation only - Fellows and nominating PIs

During this welcome meeting for the 2010 Fellows and their PIs, participants have the opportunity to meet informally with each other as well as with an NSF program officer and CADRE staff.

12/01/2010 - 12:12pm Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.

12/01/2010 - 13:12pm New Awardee Orientation

Open to all 2010 grantees

Meet other new grantees and learn more about the DR K-12 program and portfolio of projects, and about CADRE, the DR K-12 resource network.

12/01/2010 - 13:12pm Web Focus Group

CADRE invites feedback about CADREK12.org, the DR K-12 resource network's website. Session led by Donahue Institute, CADRE's evaluators.

12/01/2010 - 14:12pm Nuts & Bolts Session

In this presentation, NSF guides grantees through the basic components and practical aspects of leading a DR K-12 project.

David Campbell, Pamela Hawkins, Laura Buckley, Kim Bub Campbell_PPT.ppt , Buckley_PPT.ppt
12/01/2010 - 14:12pm Poster Set-up

For 2010 awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

12/01/2010 - 15:12pm CADRE ELL Working Group

Open to all grantees

Participants will discuss their project work in relation to current literature in ELL math and science education and the DR K-12 portfolio, as well as challenges faced in their projects. If appropriate, they will begin to develop policy recommendations for the NSF.

12/01/2010 - 16:12pm NSF Funding Programs

NSF program officers will discuss EHR programs and related funding opportunities. 

Janice Earle, Michael Haney, Darryl Williams, Nafeesa Owens ITEST_PPT.ppt , TSL Program_PPT.ppt , Cyberlearning_PPT.pptx , PRIME_PPT.pptx
12/01/2010 - 17:12pm Dinner Meeting

Joan Ferrini-Mundy will welcome DR K-12 grantees and focus on the important work of their project teams. She will discuss the strategic vision for NSF and the Directorate, and the role that DR K-12 projects have in that vision.

Welcome Remarks: Spud Bradley, DR K-12 Program Officer, National Science Foundation; Elizabeth VanderPutten, DR K-12 Cluster Coordinator, National Science Foundation; Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Sue Allen Allen_Ferrini-Mundy_PPT.pptx
12/01/2010 - 19:12pm Poster Session

Featuring 2010 awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

12/02/2010 - 07:12am Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions.

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at the registration table.

12/02/2010 - 08:12am Analyzing Early Algebra Learning Progressions for Grades 3-8

This session will critically examine conjectured Early Algebra Learning Progressions for grades 3–8 for coherence, alignment, and completeness.

Maria Blanton, Eric Knuth Blanton_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 08:12am New Web-based Tools to Help Students (and Teachers) Who Find STEM Content Challenging

Participants will be asked to view and discuss free tools that Dynabook and SmartGraphs are developing. These Web-based tools link multiple visual representations and allow immediate feedback to teachers and students.

Susan Courey, Andrew Zucker, Jose Blackorby Zucker_PPT.pdf , Courey_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 08:12am How Can Tools for Teachers Foster High-leverage Classroom Discourse and Assessment Practices

Presenters will enlist audience’s help to expand their thinking about how a suite of Web-based tools that support ambitious forms of science teaching might be adapted for use beyond current research contexts and in more innovative ways. Classroom video of tool-supporting teaching will be shown. 

Mark Windschitl, Stamatis Vokos Windschitl_PPT.pptx , Windschitl_Beginners Repertoire.pdf
12/02/2010 - 08:12am A Model for Interactive, Web-based Curricula to Support Responsive Teaching and Student Inquiry in Elementary Science Classrooms

Session participants will explore and discuss a beta version of an interactive, Web-based, curricular environment designed to facilitate responsive teaching and students’ science inquiry.

Janet Coffey, David Hammer
12/02/2010 - 08:12am Snow and Global Climate: An Online Course to Facilitate Scientist and Teacher Collaboration

Investigations in Cyber-enabled Education presents an online course designed to facilitate collaboration between scientists and teachers. Participants will explore and provide feedback on course products. Please bring your laptop to participate. Participant limit: 20

Kathy Berry Bertram Bertram_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 08:12am Gaming Arcade

Engage in extended play and in-depth discussion around presenters’ games or virtual environments. 

Barbara Chamberlin, Douglas Clark, Dale Cook, William Finzer, Michael Hacker, Diane Jass Ketelhut, James Kiggens, Debbie Reese
12/02/2010 - 08:12am Evaluators SIG

Open to all grantees

An informal meeting for project evaluators will provide an opportunity to share evaluation approaches and perspectives, and to discuss shared challenges and concerns. 

12/02/2010 - 10:12am Status of Science Education Frameworks and Next Generation of Standards

Presenters will provide an update on the process and progress of the science conceptual frameworks and the plan for development of next generation science education standards. (Note: The formal presentation and discussion will occur from 10:00 to 11:00am.)

Stephen Pruitt Keller_PPT.pdf , Pruitt_PPT.pptx
12/02/2010 - 10:12am Fostering Knowledge Use in STEM Education through R&D Partnerships with Schools and School Districts

Group members will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts, and introduce a group-developed practice brief.

David Barnes, Gary Benenson, Loretta Heuer, Mary Hobbs, Cathy Kinzer, Karin Wiburg Work Group Presentation.ppt , Fostering Knowledge Use in STEM Education.pdf
12/02/2010 - 10:12am Gaming to Learn

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

Michael Hacker, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Barbara Chamberlin, Douglas Clark, James Kiggens Hacker_Gaming to Learn_PPT.pptx
12/02/2010 - 10:12am Deeply Digital Curriculum - The Changing Landscape of Teaching and Learning

Presenters discuss how emerging technology and policy trends may shape the way science curriculum is developed and used in teaching and learning. Participant limit: 25

Eric Wiebe, R. Ben Shapiro, Chad Dorsey Wiebe_PPT.pdf , Shapiro_PPT.pdf
12/02/2010 - 10:12am High School Algebra Panel

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 6–12.

Karen King, Albert Cuoco, Christian Hirsch, Mary Ann Huntley, Daniel Chazan King_PPT.pdf , Hirsch_PPT.pptx , Huntley_PPT.ppt , Cuoco PPT.pdf
12/02/2010 - 10:12am Algebra in Early Mathematics: What is Critical?

The panel will present an overview of research-grounded evidence about what is critical for students to learn about algebra in grades 1–5.

David Carraher, Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, E. Paul Goldenberg, Analucia Schliemann, Maria Blanton Carraher_PPT.pptx
12/02/2010 - 10:12am Developing Diagnostic Assessments of STEM Learning: Key Decisions and Alternative Approaches

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

Jere Confrey, William Penuel Penuel_PPT.pptx
12/02/2010 - 12:12pm Engineering SIG

Open to all grantees

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

12/02/2010 - 12:12pm Working in Diverse Contexts SIG

Open to all grantees

What have you learned about successfully working in diverse contexts? This group will share ideas and experiences.

12/02/2010 - 12:12pm Algebra SIG

Open to all grantees

The group will continue discussions started on the SIG e-list and panels held earlier in the day.

12/02/2010 - 12:12pm New Measurement Paradigms Working Group

By invitation only

This group will focus on educational measurement and technology-based assessments, identify various approaches, and identify areas for further research and development.

12/02/2010 - 12:12pm Digital Science Curriculum Working Group

Open to all grantees

This group will continue to discuss issues related to the development, revision, distribution, and implementation of STEM curricula in the electronic age, and mapping future research in this area.

12/02/2010 - 12:12pm Partnering with Users to Develop STEM Education Materials Working Group

By invitation only

This group will discuss partnering with teachers and other users in the development of project materials.

12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Interactive Visualizations, Simulations, and Games for Science and Math Learning: Comparing Goals, Affordances, and Challenges across Approaches

This interactive poster session brings together 12 projects using a range of interactive computer technologies to compare goals, affordances, and challenges across approaches.

Katherine Perkins, Noah Podolefsky, Marcia Linn, Camillia Matuk, Kelly Kihyun Ryoo, Jennifer Chiu, Douglas Clark, Mario Martinez-Garza, David Birchfield, Diane Jass Ketelhut, James Lester, Karin Wiburg, Uri Wilensky, Paul Horwitz, Laura ODwyer, Frieda Reichsman, Chad Dorsey, Carolyn Staudt, Amy Pallant Pallant_Poster.jpg , Clark_Poster.jpg , Ryoo_Poster.jpg , Ketelhut_Poster.jpg
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Training Teachers in the Effective Mathematical and Pedagogical Uses of Software: Perspectives from the Dynamic Number and Dynamic Geometry in Classrooms Projects

This presentation explores technology training in relation to two DR K-12 projects with a focus on increasing the mathematical and pedagogical content knowledge of teachers.

Daniel Scher, Zhonghong Jiang, Scott Steketee Handout (Scher).pdf , Scher_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Perspectives on Facet-based Diagnostic Assessments: Lessons Learned in Four Instructional Contexts

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

Angela DeBarger, Stamatis Vokos, Jim Minstrell, Christopher Harris Debarger_PPT.pptx , Harris_PPT.pptx , Minstrell_PPT.ppt , Vokos_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Multimedia Design Process: How to Make the Bad Stuff Good

Participants will learn how designers work through early versions of games to arrive at final products. As part of the workshop, participants will review and critique early prototypes of work in progress to the final version.

Barbara Chamberlin, Karin Wiburg, James Kiggens
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

In the Summer of 2010 a joint task force of ASSM, AMTE, NCSM and NCTM produced an action plan for supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This session will share the recommendations and action items. Discussion and input from the audience will be sought.

Barbara Reys, Brad Findell, Michael Shaughnessy, Diane Briars Reys_PPT.ppt
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Digital Curricula in Secondary Science: Developing UDL Materials, Envisioning UDL Classrooms

Presenters will discuss the challenges and successes encountered in customizing inquiry science curricula according to the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and in then enacting those Web-delivered curricula in secondary classrooms. 

David Rose, Boris Goldowsky, LeeAnn Sutherland, Jacqueline Miller
12/02/2010 - 14:12pm Supporting Mathematics Teachers' Development of Ambitious and Equitable Instructional Practices on a Large Scale

Four DR K-12 projects report findings on the relationship between school and district supports and mathematics teachers’ development of ambitious and equitable instructional practices.

Paul Cobb, Thomas Smith, Kara Jackson, Stacy Wenzel Cobb_PPT.pptx , Smith_PPT.ppt , Jackson_PPT.pptx , Wenzel_PPT.pptx
12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Meeting Project Objectives through Mid-course Shifts in Direction

This roundtable is for those interested in discussing mid-project shifts and the reasons for them, including early findings, unanticipated problems, and unexpected opportunities.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Sustainability Roundable

Join this roundtable to discuss what we understand about sustainability within dynamic systems, adoption versus adaptation, scaling practices up or down, and other challenges to keeping our work alive.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm UDL SIG

By invitation only

Grantees who focus on universal design for learning (UDL) will share their experiences, address critical questions, and explore opportunities.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and retention are key issues for applied research; this roundtable will discuss how to attract and retain study participants.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Meet with Your Program Officer

Join program officers for roundtable discussions.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Poster Set-up

COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Collaboration Roundtable

This roundtable discussion will focus on the challenges of identifying the unique contributions of each group; moving beyond the comfort zone of one's own area of expertise; and finding common language within collaborative efforts.

12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Sharing Research Findings with School Districts: Precision, Partnership, and Politics

Presenters will highlight three best practices for communicating research to school district stakeholders—strategic report formats, mutual partnerships, and an emphasis on positive outcomes from programmatic interventions—and will engage participants in roundtable discussion.

communication with school districts final.pdf
12/02/2010 - 16:12pm Gaming SIG

Open to all grantees

This group will discuss the gaming/virtual environment work showcased earlier in the day and successful approaches to common challenges. 

12/02/2010 - 17:12pm Poster Session

COMING SOON: See Poster List of projects presenting.

Reception (Light refreshments served.)

12/02/2010 - 17:12pm
12/03/2010 - 07:12am Informal Networking: Rooms available for groups to reserve for meetings with POs and grantee-led discussions

Prior to the meeting, send requests to CADRE@edc.org. During the meeting, sign up at registration.

12/03/2010 - 07:12am Poster Set-up

COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

12/03/2010 - 07:12am Working Breakfast

An opportunity to meet with DRL program officers.

12/03/2010 - 08:12am Data Management Plan Group

Open to all grantees

The NSF invites feedback on the new Data Management Plan, a required component of new proposals starting January 17, 2011.

Patricia Wilson, Jinfa Cai
12/03/2010 - 08:12am Poster Session

Featuring awardees' posters and product showcase presenters. COMING SOON: See the Poster List of projects presenting.

12/03/2010 - 10:12am The Scalability and Sustainability of Professional Development: Challenges in Preparing Mathematics PD Facilitators

Three projects investigating different approaches to preparing mathematics professional development facilitators will compare their approaches and discuss strengths and limitations with the participants.

Hilda Borko, Nanette Seago, Elham Kazemi Borko_PPT.pdf , Overview of Three Projects Handout.doc
12/03/2010 - 10:12am Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Evaluating Diagnostic Assessments in STEM Education

Four DR K-12 projects will discuss opportunities and challenges that they have encountered when trying to harness psychometric models for diagnosis in science and mathematics education.

Andrew Izsak, Louis DiBello, Alan Maloney, Andre Rupp, Michael Timms Rupp_PPT.ppt , DiBello_PPT.ppt , Izsak_PPT.ppt , Maloney_PPT.pptx , Timms_PPT.pptx
12/03/2010 - 10:12am Research and Evaluation

Researchers and evaluators will consider the purposes and functions of evaluation in DR K-12 research and development projects, and test different approaches in a working session.

Daniel Heck, Jeffrey Barrett, James Hammerman, Karen King Barrett_PPT.pptx , Heck_PPT.ppt , Heck_Figure.doc , Heck_Scenarios.doc
12/03/2010 - 10:12am DR K-12: Research with English Language Learners

Three ELL-focused projects will describe their work in light of cross-project challenges.

Beverly Irby, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Carole Beal, Jerome Shaw, Guillermo Solano-Flores Irby_PPT.ppt , Irby_Video.wmv , Beal_PPT.pdf
12/03/2010 - 10:12am Scientific Curriculum Development: A Framework for Research-based Curriculum

This session presents a comprehensive framework for the construct of research-based curricula, illustrated by studies from each of the 10 phases.

Douglas Clements, Julie Sarama, Kimberly Brenneman Clements_PPT.pdf , Clements 2007 2632 CRF Curr Res.pdf
12/03/2010 - 10:12am Partnerships with Districts and Schools for Knowledge Use Working Group

By invitation only

Group members will discuss benefits, challenges, and strategies associated with partnerships between STEM education R&D projects and schools and districts. 

12/03/2010 - 10:12am Issues and Challenges Related to Development and Implementation of K-12 School-based Engineering and Technology Education Programs

K-12 engineering and technology education initiative leaders will discuss conceptual frameworks, curricular initiatives, implementation strategies and attendant challenges related to institutionalizing K-12 engineering programs in the nation’s schools.

Michael Hacker, Kurt Becker, Julia Ross, Cary Sneider, Johannes Strobel Strobel_Hacker_PPTS.pptx , Sneider_PPT.pptx , Becker_PPT.pptx
12/03/2010 - 12:12pm Plenary Presentation: Policy Initiatives in STEM Education

Working Lunch

The culminating session will focus on the current STEM education policy and legislative context. Leaders of the STEM Coalition will familiarize grantees with important policies and pending legislation, and will help grantees understand how to use their experience and research to inform the policy and legislative debates and decision-making.

Concluding Remarks: Barbara Brauner Berns, CADRE PI, Education Development Center, Inc.

Elizabeth Vanderputten, James Brown, Lindsay Hunsicker, Jodi Peterson Brown_Peterson_PPT.ppt