DR K-12 PI Meeting 2014

Washington, DC
August 5-6, 2014
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The annual Discovery Research K-12 PI meeting brings together principal investigators of National Science Foundation DR K-12 projects for sharing information vital to advancing their work to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. This year’s meeting will be held August 5-6 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 5

Frieda ReichsmanMeaningful Support for Teachers: Specific Ways to Encourage Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Frieda Reichsman; Barbara Chamberlin, New Mexico State University; Erin Bardar, TERC

9:45–11:45 AM

Frieda Reichsman will join panelists Barbara Chamberlin and Erin Bardar to share lessons learned in guiding game use in classroom learning. Specific examples of effective resources will be highlighted.

Andrew ZuckerDiscussion of Promising Scale-up Strategies for Reaching Classrooms

Andrew Zucker & Carolyn Staudt

1:45–3:45 PM

Andrew Zucker and Carolyn Staudt will discuss their experiences creating and releasing free and paid apps as part of their SmartGraphs project. Other approaches to scaling up will be discussed.

Wednesday, August 6

Chad DorseyA Grand Opportunity: Synergy and Interoperability Across Educational Games and Simulations

Chad Dorsey & Katherine Perkins, University of Colorado

9:45–11:45 AM

Concord Consortium President Chad Dorsey and Katherine Perkins of the University of Colorado lead an interactive discussion examining opportunities for coordinating work in games and simulations. Embedding, data capture/analytics, customization and more will be discussed.

Carolyn StaudtPerspectives for Advancing the Effectiveness of Elementary Science Instruction for Student Learning: Importance and Challenges

Carolyn Staudt; Nancy Romance, Florida Atlantic University; Michael Vitale, East Carolina University; Ala Samarapungavan, Purdue University; Annemarie Palincsar, University of Michigan; Hilda Borko, Stanford University; Deborah Hanuscin, University of Missouri

9:45–11:45 AM

Carolyn Staudt joins a group of presenters discussing how their projects contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of quality elementary science programs.

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