Learning Across Contexts: Rethinking Time and Space for Teaching and Learning
Session Co-Chair: June Mark and Catherine McCulloch, Education Development Center, Inc.
Beth Warren, Brian Gravel, Edward Price, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, and Chad Milner
Innovative approaches can engage diverse students with rigorous STEM content via challenging learning experiences. How can design activities, media construction, digital games, and other novel approaches lead to greater student engagement in STEM and improved learning outcomes?
STEM Research Experiences for Teachers
Session Chair: Carrie Parker, Education Development Center, Inc.
Vikram Kapila, Jigar Jadav, Sarah Morgan, James Brownlow, Xiaobo Tan, Janelle Orange, Margaret Pinnell, Shane Sullivan, and Gary Hales
The best STEM teachers deeply understand cutting-edge STEM content. Learn how Research Experiences for Teachers (RETs) actively involve K-12 teachers in STEM research. Consider how new forms of professional learning for teachers and other educators might contribute to innovative schools.
Cyberenabled, Collaborative Learning Environments: Rethinking Time and Space for STEM Teaching and Learning
Session Chair: Marianne Bakia, SRI Education
Amy Kamarainen, Cathie Norris, Tom Moher, Denise Sekaquaptewa, and Kathy Wright
Innovative learning technologies transform the use of time and space for STEM learning through virtual reality, augmented reality, collaborative learning, and other cyberlearning approaches. What do we know about how to best use these capabilities to advance STEM learning? What are the potential risks?
Peers, Mentors, and Messaging: Broadening Participation in STEM
Session Chair: Jeremy Roschelle, SRI Education
Nilanjana Dasgupta, Barbara Schneider, Rita Karl, Noel Gregg, and Renetta Tull
How can we create learner-centered climates that broaden participation in STEM? Presenters discuss how connecting with peers and mentors can promote student learning, performance, and persistence in STEM across grade levels and for students of groups historically underrepresented in STEM.
Assistive Technologies for Learning: Broadening Participation in STEM
Session Chair: Rebecca Griffiths, SRI Education
Jenna Gorlewicz, Ethan Danahy, Kathy Perkins, Donna Lange, and Richard Ladner
Technology has propelled personalized learning for students and has expanded our ability to understand and address disability-based differences in STEM education and workforce participation. Learn about innovative technologies, resources, and research discoveries that can contribute to a learner-centered climate for students with disabilities. How can these approaches become broadly integrated into next generation STEM schools?
Developing Tomorrow’s Cyber Workforce: Broadening Participation in STEM
Session Chair: Joyce Malyn-Smith, Education Development Center, Inc
Josh Pauli, Tony Coulson, and Ambareen Siraj
How can youth traditionally underrepresented in STEM develop interest, knowledge and skills relevant to tackling cutting-edge STEM challenges and careers, such as cybersecurity? Consider how innovative learning environments could broaden participation in a workforce and citizenry capable of advancing America’s economic prosperity and national security in the 21st century.
Instructional Materials for Ambitious STEM Teaching and Learning
Session Chair: Sarita Pillai, Education Development Center, Inc.
Jeremy Roschelle, Joseph Krajcik, Okhee Lee, Tamara Moore, Alexander Repenning, and Alfred Hall
Research and development has created design principles for instructional materials and approaches that enable all students to learn rigorous and ambitious content, such as computational thinking, algebraic thinking, and K-12 engineering and scientific reasoning. This session demonstrates how research-based knowledge about equity, efficacy, and scaling up can contribute to next generation STEM schools.
Engaging Students in Authentic STEM Discovery and Innovation
Session Chair: Jessica Mislevy, SRI Education
Beth Schlemper, Karen Oberhauser, Svetlana Darche, Zoran Popovic, Shawn Jordan, and Kelli Vallieres
Learn about compelling approaches for engaging students (and teachers) in citizen science, crowdsourcing science, Making, and problem-based learning. Rethink how time and space can be used to engage diverse students in authentic STEM discovery and innovation in and across formal and informal education contexts.
Schools as Part of Smart and Connected Communities
Session Chair: Carrie Parker, Education Development Center, Inc.
Lauren Birney, Leslie Rupert Herrenkohl, Jan Mokros, Carrie Tzou, Brenda Bannan, Mitchell Shears, and Chris Lehmann
How can schools contribute to advancing the goals of smart and connected communities, such as improving personal quality of life, community and environmental health, social well-being, educational achievement, and/or overall economic growth and stability? Learn how strategic partnerships among K-12 education, government, community-based organizations, higher education, and business/industry are addressing the interactions and interdependence of systems in different domains (e.g., energy, transportation, environment, public health, education) and how stakeholders can work together to tackle the next level of challenges.
Partnerships for Pathways to STEM Workforce
Session Chair: Christopher Harris, SRI Education
John Ristvey, Reed Stevens, Karen Tingley, Teresa Mourad, Jacqueline Crisman, G. Brock Williams, and Isabel Vogt
This session provides compelling examples and provocative research findings about pathways and experiences that support students’ career- and workplace-focused learning. How can students learn how STEM and other core subject content is applied by real professionals, develop awareness of jobs and careers, experience the challenges of real workplace settings, and begin learning key job skills?
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Schools
Session Chair: Bernadette Sibuma, Education Development Center, Inc.
Mike Barnett, Leah Clapman, Mary Nelson, Eric Hamilton, and Larry Shuman
Researchers, teachers, and students co-creating innovative STEM learning experiences around farming, journalism, biomanufacturing, making, modeling, and more. How can these novel experiences engage students in entrepreneurship and innovation, while supporting their learning of rigorous STEM content? This session shares insights on how researchers, teachers, and students can work together to create new STEM experiences.
Advancing STEM + Computing in K-12 Education
Session Chair: Barbara Means, SRI Education
Joyce Malyn-Smith, Deborah Tatar, Joseph Wilson, Sarah Wille, Brian Harvey, and Juan Gilbert
Learn about new approaches for integrating computing and STEM, building teacher workforce for computer science, and teaching and learning of computing for diverse learners. Consider new possibilities for addressing the longstanding underrepresentation of women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, and indigenous peoples in computing. This session features visions of a future in which computational thinking and conventional STEM topics are more deeply integrated and mutually supporting.