This Spotlight highlights the work of DRK-12 projects focused on organizing conferences or workshops to advance their work and the STEM education field.
In this Spotlight...
- Featured Conferences & Workshops:
- Ambitious Science Teacher Preparation
- Lesson Study in Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Conference
- Understanding the Role of Simulations in K-12 Science and Mathematics Teacher Education
- University of Delaware Virtual Conference for Beginning Researchers in Mathematics Education and Related Fields
- Additional DRK-12 Projects Organizing Conferences or Workshops
Featured Conferences & Workshops
Ambitious Science Teacher Preparation | June 4-7, 2018
Conference Goals: In science education, there is a growing consensus among teacher educators that, within and across preparation programs, there is no shared research-based vision of what accomplished instructional practice looks like, nor is there agreement about teacher education pedagogies that can effectively prepare novices to support the science learning of students from all backgrounds. One framework that has gained purchase amongst science teacher educators is Ambitious Science Teaching [AST] (Windschitl, Thompson, & Braaten, & Stroupe, 2012), originally developed at the University of Washington. As a number of science teacher educators have incorporated AST into their university methods courses and programs, it became necessary to get together to examine the shared affordances and drawbacks of the framework across settings. Thus, teacher educators from across the United States, joined by their doctoral students, met at Michigan State University for a four-day conference funded by the National Science Foundation. The conference was a critical first step in working towards both a coherent vision of science instruction and the building of a community of teacher educators that can collectively share and refine strategies, tools, and practices for preparing professionals to work with young science learners. Through this inaugural conference, we achieved two goals that will directly impact the preparation experiences of beginning science teachers across our institutions, and will shape national conversations about future science teacher preparation. The first goal was to develop a shared vision and language about effective pedagogy of science teacher preparation, focusing on: a) AST and b) practice-based approaches to science teacher preparation (Grossman & McDonald, 2008). The second goal was to initiate a professional community that can generate, test, revise, and disseminate a set of resources (curriculum materials, tools, videos, models of teacher educator pedagogies, etc.) to support teacher educators. We viewed this first meeting as the genesis of such a community, and will actively work to grow the membership of this group of teacher educators over time.
Intended Audience: Science teacher educators from across the United States were invited to attend the conference, especially colleagues interested in practice-based science teacher education.
Participants: Twenty-nine colleagues from 14 institutions from across the United States attended. These colleagues included 16 faculty/directors of research, and 13 graduate students. In addition, over 85 people from across Michigan attended the first day of the conference to learn more about Ambitious Science Teaching (AST).
Strategy for Knowledge Generation, Documenation, and Sharing: We captured ideas from all participants through a pre-conference survey about methods courses and through a shared drive to store syllabi and working papers. During the conference, we obtained permission from attendees to video record conversations, to take photographs of any artifacts produced during conversations, and to compile resources in the shared drive. After the conference ended, we presented a session at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) annual meeting, and we published a book (co-edited by conference co-organizer and grant PI David Stroupe, and conference attendees Karen Hammerness and Scott McDonald) with Harvard Education press about practice-based science teacher preparation.
Conference Product(s): Agenda | Book: Preparing Science Teachers Through Practice-Based Teacher Education
Project Page: Building a Community of Science Teacher Educators to Prepare Novices for Ambitious Science Teaching (PI: David Stroupe | Co-PI: Amelia Gotwals)
Lesson Study in Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Conference | April 14-15, 2021
Conference goals: The primary goals of this project were to design and convene a working conference of mathematics and science teacher educators who use lesson study within their teacher preparation programs. Specifically, the goals were:
- Identify and document the conceptualization and implementation of lesson study models within MST education.
- Determine and document the factors that contributed to the successful utilization of lesson study in K-12 MST education and share strategies and tools for spreading its utilization.
- Determine and document the factors that constrained the implementation of lesson study in K-12 MST education and share strategies and tools for working within those constraints.
- Determine, understand, and document the practical implications of supporting and constraining factors for the use of lesson study in K-12 MST education for both teacher educators and future researchers.
Intended audience: Teacher educators in Mathematics and Science education who applied.
Participants: Thirty-two teacher educators participated in addition to the organizing team.
Strategy for Knowledge Generation, Documenation, and Sharing: Given that the pandemic required our conference to meet virtually, we used multiple digital tools to share and generate ideas. These included Zoom, Google Docs, Slides, & Sheets, and Jamboard. Each conference session generated artifacts that were shared among attendees.
Conference Product(s): Agenda | An edited book proposal was submitted to Routledge for the WALS Lesson Study Series.
Project Page: Understanding the Role of Lesson Study in K-12 Mathematics and Science Teacher Education (PI: Sharon Dotger)
Understanding the Role of Simulations in K-12 Science and Mathematics Teacher Education | February 19 - 21, 2019
Conference goals: The Simulations in Teacher Education conference was aimed toward building a research and development agenda for examining the role of simulations in K–12 science and mathematics teacher education. The conference was structured to provide opportunities for attendees to share their current research, theoretical models, conceptual views, and use cases focused on the design and use of simulations for building and assessing K–12 science and mathematics teachers’ competencies.
The conference was organized around four major goals including:
- Defining how simulations (technologically mediated and face-to-face formats) are conceptualized, operationalized, and utilized in K–12 science and mathematics teacher education;
- Documenting and determining the challenges and affordances of the varied contexts, audiences, and purposes for which simulations are used in K–12 science and mathematics teacher education and the variety of investigation methods and research questions employed to investigate the use of simulations in these settings;
- Making explicit the theories of action and conceptual views undergirding the various simulation models being used in K–12 science and mathematics teacher education; and
- Determining implications of the current research and development work in this space and establishing an agenda for studying the use of simulations in K–12 science and mathematics teacher education.
Intended Audience: Initially, we recruited conference attendees by sharing our conference recruitment flyer with the listservs of different teacher education organizations (e.g., Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, etc.) and with those who submitted a letter of interest with the original grant proposal. We also reached out to our professional contacts who were currently involved in designing, using, and/or studying the use of technologically mediated or face-to-face simulations in mathematics and science teacher education. Each interested participant completed a short online survey to provide information about their background and work in the simulation space.
Participants: The Simulations in Teacher Education conference was facilitated by Educational Testing Service and the University of Central Florida in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference included a total of 38 attendees who worked across different types of organizations and varied in the kinds of simulations they developed and used to support teacher learning, the content areas they worked in, the teacher populations they worked with, and the roles they served. The 38 conference attendees included 20 university faculty members or lecturers (most within teacher education), five researchers who worked in research centers within universities, four research scientists and one policy maker who worked at non-profit organizations, two simulation specialists who served as the human-in-the-loop in technologically mediated simulations (one at a university and another at a for-profit company), five graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, and one teacher candidate.
Strategy for Knowledge Generation, Documenation, and Sharing: We used a few strategies for knowledge sharing, generation, documentation, and dissemination. First, prior to the start of the working conference we had conference attendees complete two key activities.
- For the first activity, each attendee (or team, if a group of participants were from the same project or organization) prepared a short paper providing an overview of their work in this area, including their current theory of action in designing, using, and/or studying the role of simulations in teacher education, and describing the key features of the simulation they are using, how the simulation is hypothesized to develop teachers’ competencies, and their current research or development in this area.
- For the second activity, each attendee read about three to five of these short papers and responded to a set of structured questions noting similarities and differences in the theories of action being used to design and study the role of simulations in teacher education; where they see both converging and diverging lines of research and development; what they view as productive inquiry in this area; and what they note as current gaps and limitations in terms of understanding the role of simulations in K-12 science and mathematics teacher education.
Second, during the conference, we gathered electronic copies of the PowerPoint slides decks used during the keynote and plenary sessions, as well as copies of the posters shared where attendees reported out on different projects and their outcomes. Third, after the conference, we created a number of products to capture and disseminate the important learnings (see below).
- A publicly available web page that provides access to the conference agenda, conference attendees’ short papers and synthesis papers, and PowerPoint slide decks from the conference’s keynote speaker and plenary presenters;
- A manuscript published in the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education online journal, which shares outcomes from this working conference about the role of simulations in K-12 mathematics and science teacher education; and
- A short video that was included in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase highlighting the conference activities and outcomes.
Project Page: Understanding the Role of Simulations in K-12 Science and Mathematics Teacher Education (PI: Jamie Mikeska | Co-PI: Lisa Dieker, Heather Howell, and Michael Hynes)
University of Delaware Virtual Conference for Beginning Researchers in Mathematics Education and Related Fields | August 11-13, 2021
Conference goals: The purpose of the virtual conference was to provide a practical guide for conducting and communicating high-quality research in (mathematics) education. In this conference, we made explicit our orientation to the value and process of scientific inquiry. Pre-pandemic, we had planned an in-person conference to engage the broader field, including senior researchers, junior researchers, and teachers, to discuss and plan new kinds of research programs to directly influence the quality of teaching and learning mathematics in schools. This virtual conference took advantage of pandemic constraints to engage a larger group of beginning researchers in thinking more deeply about the process of research in education. We plan to build on this through the in-person conference once such meetings are again feasible in 2022.
One insight we shared with participants was that continual learning is required to develop orientations and skills for conducting high-quality research. We intended for participants to recognize that, as beginning researchers, they are bound to experience frustrations and setbacks. These can be viewed as rich learning opportunities rather than discouraging signs of their abilities as researchers.
We suggested to participants that, although we are mathematics educators and used examples from mathematics teaching and learning, the practical guidelines we recommended apply to most content areas and domains of educational research. There is nothing special about mathematics education with regard to the research process we discussed.
Intended Audience: Beginning researchers across the US were invited to this August 2021 virtual conference, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Participants: Forty-one beginning researchers attended.
Strategy for Knowledge Generation, Documenation, and Sharing: The conference organizers were University of Delaware mathematics education faculty who participated in writing editorials for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education from 2017-2020. The conference coincided with release of an initial draft of Doing Research: A New Researcher’s Guide, a research guide (inspired by the editorials) that will be published by Springer. The conference engaged beginning researchers with major ideas presented in the book, with each session following one of the main phases of scientific inquiry. Participants read the book before the conference so considerable time was devoted to discussing the key ideas and answering participants’ questions about conceptualizing research. Time was spent in small group discussions to afford additional opportunities to examine the big ideas and to form professional networks with new colleagues.
We are in the process of publishing the book as an open-access publication. In addition to the book, we plan to conduct a series of workshops on doing educational research.
Conference Product(s): We currently have a complete draft of the book that we circulated to conference participants for their review and feedback. The book is scheduled to be published in 2022 by Springer as an open-access publication.
We also have evaluation results from the conference. On a post-conference survey, 94% of participants indicated they were satisfied or very satisfied with the conference, over 80% indicated the conference was helpful to them in developing their understanding of scientific inquiry, theoretical frameworks, the process of formulating, revising, and testing hypotheses, and how to write research reports that communicate the significance of their research. In addition, 86% indicated that the conference helped them to network with other participants.
Project Page: Looking Back and Looking Forward: Increasing the Impact of Educational Research on Practice (PI: Jinfa Cai | Co-PIs: James Hiebert, Charles Hohensee, and Anne Morris | Project Coordinator: Stephen Hwang)
Additional DRK-12 Projects Organizing Conferences or Workshops
Organized in order of year funded.
- AI-based Assessment in STEM Education Conference
The Framework for K-12 Science Education has set forth an ambitious vision for science learning by integrating disciplinary science ideas, scientific and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts, so that students could develop...
- Enhancing Science Education through Virtual Reality: A Conference to Design Simulations that Enhance the Clinical Preparation of Secondary Science Teachers
This conference focuses on the use of virtual/mixed reality simulation in the preparation of secondary science teachers. The conference convenes experts in simulation in teacher preparation, practicing high school teachers, and teacher...
- Teacher Collaborative for Culturally Relevant Mathematics and Science Curricula
Culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) is a framework that puts students and their experiences at the center of teaching. Culturally relevant math and science teaching (CRMST), more specifically, describes equitable science and math teaching...
- Workshop for Writing Grants for Early Career Scholars in STEM and Learning Sciences Focused on Racial Equity
This project focuses on supporting emerging scholars who have new ideas and approaches for approaching racial equity in their scholarship and work. The workshop, implemented as a series of sessions over the course of a year, will support...
- International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES): 2020 Biennial Conference
This award will support teacher practitioners from the U.S. to attend the 2020 International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES) conference. The IMBES conference is an opportunity for scholars and educators to come together to...
- Science Education Campaign for Research, Equity, and Teaching: A Working Conference
The purposes of this conference are to organize scholarly work about equity in science education and to broaden the set of scholars in science education who have equity as a focus.
- Fusing Equity and Whole-School STEM Models: A Conference Proposal
This project will plan, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of an invitational conference on the role of equity in whole-school STEM education models, particularly Inclusive STEM Schools (ISS), at the high school level.
- Human Variance and Assessment for Learning Implications for Diverse Learners of STEM: A National Conference
The conference will attract thought leaders, policy makers, supervisors of practice and scholars of measurement science to be informed of emerging thought and developments and to discuss selected models for the implementation of new ways...
- Improving Evaluations of R&D in STEM Education
The primary goal of this set of workshops is to provide STEM education researchers with the framework, skills, and community they need to implement new developments in causal inference methods into their research.
- The School Gardeners' Southwest Desert Almanac: A Conference for Supporting, Sustaining, and Spreading Garden-Based Science Teaching
Focusing on the Southwest Desert ecoregion, this conference addresses the need for research on effective instructional methods that can be used to support students' science learning in school gardens. The conference will lead to the...
- Third National Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education
The Third National Conference on Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education will bring together a group of faculty members in mathematics education from a range of institutions that currently graduate doctorates in mathematics education.
- Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2018
This conference will continue the workshop series Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME). The topic for CIME 2018 will be "Access to mathematics by opening doors for students currently excluded from mathematics". The CIME...
- Building Capacity to Retain Underrepresented Students in STEM Fields
This workshop provides minority serving institutions with an opportunity to engage in dialogue about effective ways to create, implement, and evaluate models of intervention that will advance knowledge about retaining underrepresented...
- Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2017
This conference will continue the workshop series Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME). The CIME workshops engage professional mathematicians, education researchers, teachers, and policy makers in discussions of issues critical...
- Building on the Success of Critical Issues in Mathematics Education Workshops
This project will convene two workshops, held in 2015 and 2016, which will focus on developmental mathematics and other critical issues in mathematics education. The workshop will frame critical issues; draw attention to issues of diverse...
- North Dakota Collaborative STEM Conference 2016
This conference will combine the annual meetings of three North Dakota organizations that focus on the development of a STEM-literate workforce to foster positive interaction and support for math and science educators in preparing...
- Scholarly Inquiry and Practices (SIP) Conference for Mathematics Education Methods
This project will convene mathematics teacher educators with different theoretical perspectives to develop a shared menu of research-supported practices and new research questions to explore that could improve mathematics methods courses.
- A Conference on Progress and Factors that Contribute to Closing the STEM Achievement Gap
The objectives of this proposed conference are to: (1) review current research on the achievement gap in mathematics and science with a focus on school-related variables that adversely affect outcomes from low-income and minority students...
- Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards at the State Level: A Conference to Determine the Role of the Earth and Space Sciences Community
This conference is to develop a strategy for increasing the import of teaching Earth and Space Sciences in schools to make students ready for college and careers. The summit brings together key members of the Earth and Space Sciences (ESS)...
- A Research Design Conference: How Can Digital Resources Increase Collaboration and Support Teachers Implementing Standards?
A two day workshop/colloquium will be hosted at Northwestern University and is focused on the use of video and online learning in support of the College and CAREER Readiness Standards.
- From Undergraduate STEM Major to Enacting the NGSS
The Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) model, recognized nationally as a hallmark teacher recruitment and preparation program, has run a national workshop annually for four years to disseminate and scale the program. This project expands the...
- Science as a Context for English Language Development: Exploring the Practical and Theoretical Implications for Teacher Professional Development
This is a 2-day conference that will examine current strategies, issues and future challenges related to teacher professional development regarding integrating inquiry-oriented science instruction and English Language Development (ELD) for...
- Science Assessment Planning Among State Teams
This is a three-day conference designed to support the development and use of K-12 formative and summative assessments aligned with the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012).
- Smarter Together Working Conference: Developing a Shared Curriculum of Complex Instruction for Elementary Mathematics Methods Courses
This working conference will help university professors who teach elementary mathematics methods courses learn to use Complex Instruction, a research-proven pedagogy for building mathematical content knowledge and supporting the learning...
- Crisis in K-16 STEM Education: A Regional Conference to Promote Local Solutions to a National Problem
This award is for the funding of a regional conference to study the future of STEM education, the impact of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups with regards to STEM, and STEM job growth and workforce development in a regional, as...
- FUN: A Finland US Network for Engagement and STEM Learning in Games
As part of a SAVI, researchers from the U.S. and from Finland will collaborate on investigating the relationships between engagement and learning in STEM transmedia games. The project involves two intensive, 5 day workshops to identify new...
Improving Capacity for Game-Based Research to Scale: A Conference
This workshop addresses the need to connect a range of experts involved in game development and research to develop and disseminate best practices. The workshop will also establish a network hub where educators and developers can find...
- Radical Innovation Summit
This workshop convenes leading practitioners and scholars of innovation to collectively consider how education in the US might be reconfigured to both support and teach innovation as a core curriculum mission, with a focus on STEM...
Curriculum and Assessment Partnership Conference
This conference's primary goal is to discuss issues and recommend actions regarding assessment design and production that arise in an environment of Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Participants will include representatives from the...
Helping Mathematics Teacher Become Culturally Relevant Educators: New Tools for a New Generation-Conference II
This project is hosting a conference for teachers and school administrators on Culturally Relevant Teaching (CRT). Teams of teachers and administrators are recruited from across the country. The conference brings together experts in..
- Investigating the Impact of Math Teachers' Circles on Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and Classroom Practice
This project is connecting mathematicians and mathematics teachers in middle schools by offering summer workshops and continued communication throughout the year. The workshops focus on mathematical problem solving and include activities...
- A Framework for Assessing Environmental Literacy
This workshop developed a new, comprehensive, research-based framework for assessing environmental literacy. By bringing together, for the first time, experts in research, assessment, and evaluation from the fields of science education,...
- Conference on Research on the Enacted Mathematics Curriculum
The University of South Florida is hosting a conference on Research on the Enacted K-12 Mathematics Curriculum. The purpose of the conference is to explicate the theory on mathematics curriculum enactment, defining key constructs and...
- Cultivating Hispanics and African Americans Reading, Math, Science (CHARMS) in Elementary Schools for Girls Conference
This project is analyzing and sharing baseline data on the achievement of African American and Hispanic girls on national and state assessments. The objectives of the project are to: (1) conduct a critical analysis of achievement data for...
- GeoGebra 2010 Conference in North America
This project provides partial support for the First North American GeoGebra Conference, GeoGebra-NA2010, to be held July 27-28, 2010 at Ithaca College. The global mission of this conference is to build a community of mathematicians,...
- Response to Intervention in Mathematics: Beginning Substantive Collaboration between Mathematics Education and Special Education
This project is organizing and hosting a working conference on Response to Intervention (RtI) and related strategies in teaching and assessment in Mathematics. Goals of this work are: To build a community of researchers and practitioners...
- Southeast Regional Technical Assistance and Information Follow-up Workshop for Minority-serving Institutions To Broaden Participation in NSF DRL Programs
This project will conduct a 2.5 day regional technical assistance and information conference/workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) to broaden their participation in programs of NSF's Division of Research on Learning in Formal...
- Workshop on Assessment of 21st Century Skills
This project will hold a two-day workshop on assessing 21st century skills building on two previous workshops. The previous workshops expressed the need for assessments that can measure the attainment of 21st century skills. This workshop...
- ABI and CSTA Collaboration to Reach K-12 Teachers from Under-represented Communities at the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration
This project convenes K-12 teachers working with underrepresented populations of students at the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration and produces a workshop and white paper designed to (1) instigate discussion of equity and computer science...
- CBMS Forum on the Content and Assessment of School Mathematics
The Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is organizing and hosting a National Forum on the Content and Assessment of School Mathematics. The conference is intended to provide an opportunity for policy makers and the broad...
- Conference Series for Recent Graduates and Advanced Doctoral Students in Mathematics Education
The Service, Teaching, and Research (STaR) Project supports networking of early career professionals in mathematics education in higher education. Summer conferences and academic year networking allow time for trust and collegiality to...
- Helping Teachers Become Cultural Relevant Teachers: Developing New Tools for a New Generation
This project involves holding a conference, Helping Teachers Become Culturally Relevant Teachers: Developing New Tools for a New Generation, where the goals are to bring together the very best researchers/practitioners in this field to...
- Mathematics Attainment and African-American Students: Discourse from Multiple Perspectives (Collaborative Research)
This project convenes two professional mini-conferences and one professional summit to address issues related to the mathematical education of African American students. Research suggests that there is a negative relationship between...
- National Symposium on K-12 Engineering Education
This project holds a workshop to disseminate the findings of a privately-funded, two-year study of the status and nature of efforts to teach engineering to U.S. K-12 students. The symposium and other dissemination activities inform key...
- Southeast Regional Technical Assistance and Information Workshop for Minority-serving Institutions To Broadening Participation in the National Science Foundation's Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
This project will conduct a 1.5 day regional technical assistance and information conference/workshop for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to broaden their participation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and informal...
- Building on Cross-national Comparisons to Improve the Preparation and Support of Teachers of Mathematics
This bilateral workshop examines the preparation of mathematics teachers in the United States and China. It will initiate knowledge exchanges among teacher educators in both countries and forge a joint research agenda. Objectives include...
- Conference 2008 -- Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching IV: Resources and Tool for Improved Learning
The purposes of this conference include bringing together 150 participants from all aspects of STEM education to exchange ideas about research, curriculum, and assessment; to help teachers integrate research-based instructional strategies...
- International Workshop on Mathematics and Science Education: Common Priorities that Promote Collaborative Research
The goal of this workshop is to advance the construction of new knowledge through international cooperation with Chinese counterparts in the teaching and learning of math and science at the elementary level in four areas: curriculum design...
- National Conference on Benchmarking Student Evaluation Practices
This conference uses Student Evaluation Standards, published by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation, to engage a broad array of educational organizations in improving student achievement in STEM education through...
- National Forum for Action on the Report of the National Math Panel
The Conference Board for the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Education to host a forum in Washington, DC designed to launch action for change in mathematics education based on the recommendations...
- NSF Impact Methodology Conference
This workshop aimed to develop a consensus on the best methods for selecting the most important outcomes of NSF’s mathematics and science education funding over the past few decades and for assessing the impacts of these outcomes. Issues...
- The Future of High School Mathematics
This conference showcases and analyzes progressive ideas about curriculum, teaching, assessment, and technology in high school and early college mathematics. The conference brings together leaders of state and local school system...
- The African Diaspora: Developing Black Scholars in Science Education for the 21st Century in the United States
This project convenes a conference to develop a cadre of African American science education faculty to research issues surrounding the teaching and learning of science. This cadre of faculty will develop a research agenda, submit grant...
- Workshop on Materials Science and Materials Engineering Education - Educating the Enablers of Tomorrow's Technologies
This project provides support for a two-day workshop that would bring about 60 participants together to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities in "Materials Education" and devise strategies for synergizing all stakeholders...
- Capacity Building Conference Series: Supporting an Emerging Community of Science Education Researchers
This project covers participants' costs to attend a national conference series focusing upon supporting incipient science education research projects. A primary objective is to provide a venue in which researchers can describe their lines...
- CAESL2008: International Conference on Assessment for Learning in Mathematics and Science
The primary purpose of this international conference was for participants in the US to exchange views and discuss the latest research findings on (primary) science assessment. The conference focused on research around building assessment...
- Connecting Children's Mathematical Thinking to Community and Family Funds of Knowledge in Elementary Mathematics Methods Course
This conference, convened in May 2008, produced a conceptual framework, a research agenda, and an instructional unit for elementary mathematics methods classes. A total of 35 participants were invited to attend, and participating faculty...
- Investigating Equitable Discourse Practices in Mathematics Classrooms
This Discovery Research K-12 Conference project brought together 30 key scholars and practitioners in the areas of discourse and equity to synthesize and disseminate research findings concerning the implementation of culturally relevant...
- Mathematicians Writing for Teachers Conference
The goal of this conference was to bring together classroom teachers, mathematics educators, mathematicians, and community college faculty to consider critical questions about content and pedagogy in the mathematics education of K-8...
- Research Agenda Project Conference
The goal of these two linked conferences was to build more effective connections between research and practice. Specifically, the conferences brought together researchers, practitioners. and policy makers around improving students'...
- U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction -- A Conference Grant
This project will include activities such as workshops, conferences and symposia designed to further develop the field of mathematics instruction both nationally and internationally. Specifically, the grant will support (1) a workshop on...