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MSP LNC 2013

Special Interest Groups and Birds of a Feather

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Sign-up for SIGS will be held at poster session. Those with more than 5 attendees will run.

Room 2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Moderators: DeAnn Huinker and Kevin McLeod
Description: Discussion of challenges and next steps to ensure the promise of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in K-12, strategies for teacher professional learning, and the impact on post-secondary education.
Room 3: Science Frameworks
Moderator: Philip Bell
Description: Discussion of opportunities, challenges and specific strategies related to pursuit of the vision outlined in the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education and the corresponding learning goals in the Next Generation Science Standards.
Room 4: Evaluator and Researcher Town Hall
Moderators: Mark St. John
Description:This session will allow for a "town hall" type conversation to identify and discuss the key innovations, issues and challenges which are most emergent and salient in the work of MSP evaluators.
Room 8: K-20 Engineering Education and Teaching Pathways: Increasing the Impact and Sustainability of Our Work Beyond the Grant Period
Moderators: Lance Perez and Rachelle DiStefano
Description: This session is designed for substantive dialogue among partners and constituencies of engineering projects to outline next steps to increase the impact and sustainability of the MSP-funded engineering projects.
Room 12: STEM Teacher Leadership
Moderator: Jodie Novak
Description:An opportunity to come together as teacher leaders and developers of teacher leaders to explore the roles, challenges, and success of teacher leaders and strategies for developing teacher leaders.
Room 13: K-12 Administrator SIG: Moving Toward the Next Generation Science Standards
Moderator: Pam Pelletier
Description:This will be an open discussion about implementation of NGSS. Bring your ideas and questions to share with others about strategies to move NGSS forward in your district.
Room 11: Nuts and Bolts of Project Management
Moderator: Julie Tilton
Description:This SIG will be open to all project coordinators and administrators to provide a forum for discussing ideas, challenges, questions, and opportunities through all phases of participating grants.
Room 16: Higher Education Science Faculty
Moderator: Ben Sayler
Description:This SIG will discuss ideas, challenges, questions, and opportunities through all phases of participating grants.
Room 14: Mathematicians in Education
Moderator: Davida Fischman
Description:It seems self evident that mathematics faculty expertise is of value to mathematics education, but it is not always clear how best to make our contribution. In this session we will discuss issues of particular interest to mathematics faculty. Bring thoughts, questions, and issues with which you are wrestling, for a lively discussion and sharing of ideas.
Room 7: Geo Sciences
Moderators: Jacqueline Huntoon and Tanya Furman
Description:This Special Interest Group session will explore successes and challenges of MSPs working with geoscience content and potential areas for cross-project collaboration. Opportunities for future positive collaborative impact include implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and the new Environmental Science AP test.
Room 9: Environmental Sciences
Moderator: Alan Berkowitz
Description:Several MSP projects have the development of environmental science literacy as a key goal or organizing principal, including our Culturally Relevant Ecology project based at 4 Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites across the nation. Other MSP projects share our commitment to helping teachers and students link science literacy with citizenship. This Special Interest Group will provide a forum for sharing our questions, research and professional development strategies, programmatic and school system-based activities with each other.
Room 5: Urban MSP SIG
Moderator: Joseph Gardella
Description:The Urban MSP SIG will focus on "wrap-around" services and support for urban, high needs students to effect implementation of teacher professional development and support student performance, in the context of issues such as poverty, family support, ESL student support, mentoring, etc.
Table, Grand Ballroom: ADDED VALUE: Collaborating with Community Colleges
Moderator: Tala Khudairi
Description:This session is an opportunity to share synergistic successes (and challenges) of initiatives with Community Colleges in the pipeline of K-12 schools, community colleges, universities, and industry in meeting the STEM Demand. As well as an opportunity to Network!
Table, Grand Ballroom: English Language Learners and CCSS-M
Moderator: Cathy Kinzer
Description:Opportunity for discussion of current MSP research projects, professional development offerings, and insights for supporting second language learners in Common Core State Standards-Math.
Table, Grand Ballroom: Entrepreneurial Teacher Leaders
Moderator: Anita Martin
Description:Entrepreneurship in education; how we define it; what entrepreneurial teachers do/what skills mindsets they possess/can we teach it/ what sets them apart from other teachers?
Table, Grand Ballroom: Logic Modeling is a Journey as well as a Destination
Moderator: Ray Ivatt
Description:A Logic Model should be a stand-alone map -- achieving the appropriate balance between detail and clarity is a team task with many opportunities to better understand the subject matter (and your teammates.)
Table, Grand Ballroom: Proving Causation
Moderator: James Madden
Description:What are the assumed causal chains that lead from project activities to desired outcomes (e.g., improved cooperation between organizations, greater teacher competence, enhanced instructional practices and more student learning), and how do we produce evidence that assumed causal mechanisms are actually at work?
Table, Grand Ballroom: Motivating Teachers-Motivating Students
Moderator: Stuart Karabenick
Description:What Theory and Research Tells Us About Personal and Contextual Contributions to More Adaptive Teacher and Student Motivation in Math and Science Classrooms.
Table, Grand Ballroom: Student Driven STEM Projects at Elementary Grade Level
Moderator: Christine Newman
Description:Discussion of opportunities, challenges and specific strategies related to K-12 student-driven STEM projects out of school or in-school. How does one ensure students create or derive their own quality research or design projects or problems to solve? How does one ensure the facilitators are prepared to facilitate the student project? What resources are needed and available? How does one best engage STEM experts in the community (assuming they are needed)?
Table, Grand Ballroom: The Role of Data Visualization and Three Dimensional Thinking in Developing STEM Majors
Moderator: Anne Pierce
Description:Successful visualizations are beautiful for their aesthetic design, and for elegant layers of data that generate insight and new understanding in potential STEM majors easing their way down avenues of knowledge discovery, information presentation or simply context exploration where one does not know beforehand what insights data may reveal or the extent of relationships between data points.