Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

Amie Gellen
François Amar
Michael Wittmann
Bruce Mitchell
Jon Geiger
Robert Franzosa
Molly Schauffler
Paul Rawson
Neil Greenberg
Annette Brickley
Deirdre Byrne
Bill Zoellick
Yvonne Davis
Peter Koons
Bruce Segee
Yifeng Zhu
David Neivandt

Post-doc

Warren Christensen

Organizational Partners

Jackson Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Bank of America, N. A.
Maine EPSCoR FBRI
Acadia Partners for Science and Learning
Challenger Learning Center of Maine
University of Maine NSF ITEST
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

Project Period

May 1, 2008-April 30, 2010

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

0736967

Submission Date

8-1-2010

Abstract

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Maine continues its series of national conferences on providing professional development and resources for integrating mathematics and science education research into teaching. The first part of the conference consists of three days of parallel presentations and discussions by nationally recognized experts along with short workshops. The workshops provide first hand experience with either research-based STEM curricula or cutting edge STEM research projects that can serve as a basis for classroom instruction. The purposes of the conference include bringing together 150 participants in all aspects of STEM education (researchers, teachers, administrators, and preservice students) to exchange ideas about research, curriculum and assessment, to help teachers integrate research based instructional strategies in their teaching, and to build sustainable collaborations between participants. The second part of the conference is a two day summer academy in which about 60 participants have the option of (1) working on implementing a module of technology-rich curriculum in their classroom; (2) developing plans, curricular materials and assessments for involving teachers and students in a STEM research project; or (3) adapting and implementing a research-supported curriculum in their teaching. The academy continues throughput the year. A focus on research-based strategies that advance the successful participation of underrepresented groups is embedded in all activities.

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