2012 SMTI National Conference

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • 7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
     Optional  Closed 
    8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Plenary Session
    Welcome by Howard Gobstein, SMTI Co-Director; Executive Vice President Research, Innovation and STEM Education, A۰P۰L۰U and Charles Coble, SMTI Co-Director; Founding Partner, the Third Mile Group and Teacher Preparation Analytics
     Optional  Closed 
    8:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Plenary Session
    Next Generation Science Standards: Implications for Teacher Preparation

    Speakers:
    • Rodger Bybee, Director (Emeritus) of BSCS
    • Jennifer Childress, Senior Advisor for Science, Achieve
    • Thomas R. Koballa, Dean and Professor, College of Education, Georgia Southern University
    • Helen Quinn, Professor (Emerita) of Physics, Stanford University; Chair, NRC Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards; Chair, NRC Board on Science Education

     Optional  Closed 
    9:45 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Coffee Break
     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Plenary Session
    A Disciplinary Perspective for Teacher Preparation

    Speakers:
    • Cynthia Bauerle, Senior Program Officer, PreCollege and Undergraduate Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    • Theodore Hodapp, Director of Education and Diversity, American Physical Society
    • Mary Kirchhoff, Director, Education Division, American Chemical Society
    • W. Gary Martin, Co-PI of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership; Leischuck Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Education, Auburn University
    • Louis Nadelson, Associate Professor and Director IDoTeach, Curriculum,  Instruction, Foundational Studies, College of Education, Boise State University
    • Terri M. Taylor, Assistant Director, K-12 Education, American Chemical Society


     Optional  Closed 
    11:20 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Featured Discussions -- Choose between four diciplines
    Engineering Education - Moderated by Louis Nadelson, Associate Professor and Director IDoTeach, Curriculum, Instruction, Foundational Studies, College of Education, Boise State University

    Life Sciences Education - Moderated by Cynthia Bauerle, Senior Program Officer, PreCollege and Undergraduate Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Mathematics Education - Moderated by W. Gary Martin, Co-PI of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership; Leischuck Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Education, Auburn University

    Physical Sciences Education - Moderated by Ted Hodapp, Director of Education and Diversity, American Physical Society and Terri M. Taylor, Assistant Director, K-12 Education, American Chemical Society



     Optional  Closed 
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Plenary Session
    Lessons Learned in The Leadership Collaborative

    Speakers:
    • Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Assistant Professor, STEM Education, and Co-Chair Secondary Science Education Program, University of Kentucky
    • Ted Britton, Evaluator, WestEd
    • Jennifer Presley, Co-PI of The Leadership Collaborative; Senior Fellow, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative, A۰P۰L۰U

     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Coffee Break
     Optional  Closed 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Concurrent Sessions I (choose one)

    The Illustrative Mathematics Project - William McCallum, University Distinguished Professor and Head of Mathematics, University of Arizona

    Centers for STEM Education: Promoting and Transforming Institutional Roles in STEM Teacher Preparation and Support - Eric Brewe, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Florida International University; Noah Finkelstein, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder; and Eve Proffitt, Director, Kentucky P‐20 Innovation Lab

    Investigating Change: An Exploration of Five SMTI Institutions Attempting STEM Education Improvement Through Interdisciplinary Collaborations - Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, Assistant Professor, STEM Education, and Co-Chair Secondary Science Education Program, University of Kentucky

    Shared Session on Geosciences and Mathematics Education:
    • Policies and Practices of Collaboratively Teaching a Geoscience Course for Future Educators - Lisa Martin‐Hansen, Associate Professor of Science Education, Georgia State University; and Chris Atchison, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Georgia State University
    • The LESS (Launch, Explore, Share, Summarize) is More! -Jeffrey Allen Hovermill, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Northern Arizona University


     Optional  Closed 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Concurrent Sessions II (choose one)
    A New Vision for Science Learning, Building Capacity in State Science Education Project, and Teacher Preparation: Coming Together to Leverage Critical Change - C. Jean Moon, Founder  and Principal of Tidemark Institute

    STEM Teacher Preparation; Everythingisconnected - Steven B. Case, Director, Center for Science Education, University of Kansas

    Preparing Future Physics Teachers for Every-day Challenges of a High School Classroom - Eugenia Etkina, Professor and Chair, Department of Learning and Teaching, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University

    Learning Science from Scientists – Promising Strategies for Institutional Change in Teacher Education- Barbara Speziale, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor, Biological Sciences, Clemson University


     Optional  Closed 
  • Thursday, June 7, 2012
  • 7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast
     Optional  Closed 
    7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast Discussion of the MTE-Partnership
    W. Gary Martin, Co-PI of the Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership; Leischuck Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Education, Auburn University
     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Plenary Session
    Transforming Undergraduate Science Education

    Speakers:
    • Tobin (Toby) Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities
    • Susan Singer, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Carleton College
     Optional  Closed 
    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Concurrent Sessions III and Workshop (choose one)
    Workshop Introduction to the Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) Program - Laurie Langdon, Research Associate, Co-Director Colorado Learning Assistant Program, University of Colorado, Boulder; and Valerie Otero, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Colorado Learning Assistant Program, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Robert Noyce Scholarship Programs: Promising Strategies for Promoting Science and Mathematics Teacher Quality in Recruitment, Preparation, Mentoring/Induction and Professional Development
    - David Andrews, Director, Science and Mathematics Education Center, California State University, Fresno; Marty Bonsangue, Professor of Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton; Larry Horvath, Assistant Professor of Science Education, San Francisco State University; John Keller, Director, Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Margaret Kidd, Associate Professor, Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton; and Beverly Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University Chancellor’s Office

    Exploring the Topology of the Common Core through Media - Milos Savic, Doctoral Research Associate, Math and Math Education, New Mexico State University; Ted Stanford, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Mexico State University; and Karin Wiburg, Associate Dean for Research and P.I. Director, Math Snacks Project, New Mexico State University

    Physics Modeling Instruction
     Laird Kramer, Associate Professor and Director of FIU Science Collaborative, Department of Physics, Florida International University; and Eric Brewe, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of FIU Science Collaborative, Department of Teaching & Learning, Florida International University


     Optional  Closed 
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Concurrent Sessions IV (choose one)
    WORKSHOP (continued) Introduction to the Colorado Learning Assistant (LA) Program

    Preparing Science Teachers to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards:  The UTeach Research Methods Approach
    - Mary H. Walker, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas Austin and Associate Director, UTeach Institute; and Alicia Beth, Content and Communications Manager, UTeach Institute and College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

    The Minnesota Teacher Induction Network: Providing continued support to our teacher candidates during their first year of teaching
    - Gillian Roehrig, Co‐director STEM Education Center, University of Minnesota

    Assessing Change in Facilitating Mathematizing: Results of a Successful Teacher Development Program
    - Lynn D. Tarlow, Assistant Professor, The City College of the City University of New York

     Optional  Closed 
    12:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     Optional  Closed 
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Plenary Session
    Promoting Quality in Teacher Preparation

    Speakers:
    • Charles Coble, SMTI Co-Director; Founding Partner, the Third Mile Group and Teacher Preparation Analytics
    • Jennifer Presley, Co-PI of The Leadership Collaborative; Senior Fellow, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative, A۰P۰L۰U
     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Roundtable Session I
    • Expansion of the UT-Austin College of Natural Sciences’ Pre-service Elementary Science Education Program into an In-service Professional Development Partnership with Central Texas School Districts -Ruth A. Franks, Director, Center for Inquiry in Mathematics and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
    • An Algebra Course For Teachers Framed by The Common Core State Standards - Laura M. Gellert, Assistant Professor, The City College of New York of CUNY; and Lynn Tarlow, Assistant Professor, The City College of New York of CUNY
    • From Boutique to Institutional: Leveraging Grant Programs to Bring about Institutional Change - Helen Meyer, Director, UC Fusion Center, University of Cincinnati; and Nelson Vincent, Associate Dean, University of Cincinnati
    • Mathematics Department and Graduate School of Education Collaboration for Mathematics Teacher Education: Recruitment, Selection, Teacher Preparation, and Continuing Education, K-16 - Ronald Narode, Associate Professor, Portland State University
    • Engaging Chemistry Departments in the Preparation of Future Teachers - Terri M. Taylor, Assistant Director, K-12 Education, American Chemical Society

     Optional  Closed 
    3:20 PM  -  3:50 PM
    Roundtable Session II
    • A Model Job‐embedded Teacher Preparation Program for STEM Graduates - Janet Andreasen, Instructor and Co‐PI, University of Central Florida
    • On‐line Homework in the STEM Disciplines - Dabney W. Dixon, Professor of Chemistry, Georgia State University
    • Bridges and Barriers to Recruiting Mentor Teachers - Marcia Fetters, Co‐Director, W. K. Kellogg‐Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship, Western Michigan University; and Tabitha Mingus, Co‐Director, W. K. Kellogg‐Woodrow Wilson Michigan Teaching Fellowship, Western Michigan University
    • STEM Teacher and Researcher Program: Evaluation and Research Findings - Bryan Rebar, Lecturer, College of Science and Mathematics Director, STEM Teacher and Researcher (STAR) Program California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
    • Evaluation of the Robert Noyce Scholars Program: Students’ perceived intent to teach beyond scholarship requirements - Timothy P. Scott, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Science, Texas A&M University

     Optional  Closed 
    4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Poster Session and TLC Reception
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     Optional  Closed 
  • Friday, June 8, 2012
  • 7:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Breakfast
     Optional  Closed 
    8:30 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Keynote Address
    Speaker:
    • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation
     Optional  Closed 
    9:20 AM  -  10:20 AM
    Plenary Session
    STEM University Completion and Into the Workforce
    • Martha Laboissière, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Co.
    • Nicole Smith, Senior Economist, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University
     Optional  Closed 
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Plenary Session
    SMTI in the National Context

    Speakers:
    • Howard Gobstein, SMTI Co-Director; Executive Vice President, Research, Innovation and STEM Education, A۰P۰L۰U
    • Charles Coble, SMTI Co-Director; Founding Partner, the Third Mile Group and Teacher Preparation Analytics
     Optional  Closed 
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