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2020 NARST Annual International Conference - Portland, OR

2020 NARST Annual International Conference - Portland, OR
2020 NARST Annual International Conference - Portland, OR
When
3/15/2020 - 3/18/2020
Where
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 1401 SW Naito Pkwy Portland, OR 97201

Program

   

Equity and Ethics Dinner

 
Equity and Ethics Dinner Off-site: Spirit of Portland Dinner Cruise—Salmon Street Springs Dock Boarding is at 6:30 PM. Dinner, including tax and gratuity, is $58. Please note: You must register for this event with your Advance Conference Registration. Tickets purchased for this event are not refundable. NOTE: The Spirit of Portland departs from the Salmon Springs Dock, approximately three blocks from the hotel. Transportation services will not be provided. Maximum Attendance: 75
Category
Equity and Ethics Dinner
Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
3/17/2020 6:30 PM

Final Program

 
Available at NARST Registration Desk
Category
Final Program
Time
3/15/2020 - 3/18/2020
3/15/2020

Graduate Student Forum

 
Click to add if you will attend the Graduate Student Forum.
Category
Graduate Student Forum
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
3/16/2020 5:30 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

 
Early Career Faculty Forum

Hosted by: Membership Committee

Presenters: Brooke Whitworth, University of Mississippi; Alison Miller, Bowdoin College; Shirly Avargil, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The membership committee hosts an annual Early Career Faculty Forum. This year the forum will use a panel approach to introduce junior faculty members and post-doctoral fellows to peers, recently promoted colleagues, and prominent scholars. The forum will focus on the nuances of succeeding during the early career years as a faculty member. Our discussions will include issues of developing and maintaining a research agenda (e.g., publications & grant writing), adhering to teaching responsibilities, and effective ways for engaging in meaningful service experiences. In addition, the forum will explore many of the challenges of transitioning into new professional roles and maintaining a balance between life and work in the process. The Early Career Faculty forum will provide participants with opportunities to examine many small nuances that impact the successful navigation of early faculty careers in science education. Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions for more in-depth sharing and questioning.

Maximum Attendance = 50
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
Next Generation Labs for Next Generation Science Standards: Mobile Sensing as an Example

Hosted by: Research Committee

Presenters: Charles Xie, Shannon Sung, Xudong Huang & Guanhua Chen

Participants will interact with a cutting-edge sensing technology that supports science exploration anywhere, anytime. The next generation labs supported by this type of technology can be widely applicable across formal and informal settings to foster integrated learning pathways. Participants will work in small groups and engage in the following three topics: 1) bring innovative technology to schools to facilitate the implementations of the Next Generation Science Standards; 2) create citizen science programs that integrate formal and informal learning; and 3) promote diversity and equality by reducing the barriers of authentic science and engineering practices. We will introduce the exemplar technology, engage the participants in hands-on experiments, showcase crowdsourcing opportunities, and discuss how next generation labs could broaden participation of science and engineering. Participants will have access to free software developed by the organizing team, large-scale data sets collected from hundreds of students, the list of laboratory materials, and the prediction-observation-explanation pedagogical materials. (Keywords: Citizen Science, Mobile Sensors, Augmented Reality, Science Practices, Multiple Representations.)

Maximum Registration: 30
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
Writing in Community: NARST Membership Committee Writing Retreat

Hosted by: Membership Committee

Presenters: Knut Neuman, Leibniz Institute for Science Education; Felicia Mensah, Columbia University; Shirly Avergil, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The Writing Retreat organized by the NARST Membership Committee will be a half day event where members come together to write and get feedback on writing projects. The Writing Retreat is a collective space where members write and support each other. Past and current editors of major international journals, such as the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, will be present to answer questions and address challenges you are facing in finalizing (or even getting started) on your writing projects, papers, or manuscripts. International scholars with substantial experience publishing in English language journals will be available for consultation as well. Throughout the annual meeting a central location for consultation with experienced scholars, meeting with your co-authors, and having time to engage in writing will be available. Look for the Writing Retreat Signs, and come in and write!

Maximum Registration: 60
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
How to Access Learners’ Connections Across Nature of Science Aspects: Using Card Sorts and Epistemic Network Analysis

Hosted by: Research Committee

Presenters: Bridget K. Mulvey, Jennifer C. Parrish, Erin Peters-Burton

Workshop participants will learn how to assess learners’ connections across nature of science (NOS) concepts. Participants will engage in a series of activities to learn about the use of card sorts and epistemic network analysis (ENA), a methodology that can be used to dig deeper into the connectedness of NOS ideas. This workshop will help us as a research community to make explicit how we think about NOS and how to research it. There is a need to draw more attention to ways to assess connections across NOS ideas. ENA offers a lot of potential, which includes providing metrics and a network model visualization of connections made by a group. While we will present ENA in the context of NOS, this methodology can be applied across any teaching and learning context.

Maximum Registration: 50
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
Equity and Ethics Pre-conference Workshop

Hosted by: Equity and Ethics Committee

Presenters: Sara Raven, Danielle Dani, Seema Rivera, Sheron Mark, Saiqa Azam, Jordan Henley

Science education researchers have always been concerned with the ways in which communities participate in science in formal and informal settings. Science connects people with the natural world and supports the development of scientific literacy. These goals are increasingly important given the enduring gap in access and opportunities for science learning for an increasingly diverse student population across the globe. In response, the NARST community is now charged with considering how science teaching and learning happens across multiple and varied contexts, as well as leveraging our research by engaging with individuals and entities beyond the science education community.

Through an equity and ethics lens, pre-conference workshop participants will engage in constructive and meaningful dialogue with leading science education scholars about strategies to develop scientifically literate educators both within and beyond their classroom practice, research, and service. Additionally, we will discuss how to support communities participating in relevant and important science. Dialogue centered on equity, citizenship, and science education research between and among workshop participants and leading science education scholars will be facilitated through whole and small group discussions. Twitter will also be used to facilitate the dialogue in the workshop and throughout the conference using: #NARST/EEC.

The Equity and Ethics Committee sponsors this annual pre-conference workshop to explore more deeply this year’s theme in an environment that is welcoming to newcomers and re-invigorating for returning attendees. We invite you to join us in what will be a stimulating and productive session.

Maximum Registration: 100
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
An Observation Protocol for Integrated STEM Instruction in K-12 Science and Engineering Classes

Hosted by: Research Committee

Presenters: Emily A. Dare, Assistant Professor of Science Education at Florida International University, Joshua A. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Science Education at Florida International University, Elizabeth A. Ring-Whalen, Assistant Professor of Education, Coordinator for the EcoSTARS and Elementary STEM Certificate programs, and Director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University, Gillian H. Roehrig, Professor of STEM Education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

This workshop engages attendees from the science and STEM education research community in learning about the development of a STEM Observation Protocol (STEM-OP) for use in K-12 science and engineering classrooms. Participants will be provided with opportunities to learn how to use the protocol by watching and scoring classroom video of integrated STEM lessons.

Maximum Registration: 30
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM
Clarifying the Role(s) of the Crosscutting Concepts in Science and Engineering Learning

Hosted by: Research Committee

Presenters: Sarah J Fick, Jeffrey Nordine

This workshop engages participants in learning and discussions regarding the role(s) of the crosscutting concepts in strengthening student science teaching and learning. Building off of early research results and key outcomes from a recent NSF-funded summit on the crosscutting concepts, participants will discuss existing work and identify opportunities for future research. This workshop may be particularly appealing to early and mid-career researchers who may have an interest in developing lines of research into the teaching, learning, and nature of the crosscutting concepts.

Maximum Registration: 50
Category
Pre-Conference Workshops
Time
8:00 AM - 11:45 AM
3/15/2020 8:00 AM