Symposium Agenda

All sessions take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, in the Independence Ballroom area.

Start End Description
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.


Registration desk in the Independence Foyer.

10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, EHR, NSF
Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

William Penuel, University of Colorado Boulder
Introduced by Sylvia James, Division Director, NSF

10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

Featured Panel

Barnett Berry, Founder and CEO, Center for Teaching Quality CTQ
Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Executive Director and Co-Founder, 100Kin10
Sharon Lynch, Professor, George Washington University
Moderator: Jermelina Tupas, NSF

11:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Lunch/Resource exchange

Exchange Exercise by 100Kin10

11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m

Special Speaker

Megan Smith, CTO, White House Office of Science Technology and Policy

12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

Breakouts/Teacher Spotlights

Breakout Presentations:

Collaborating with Pen-Based Computers with Digital Ink and Digital Writing Pads

Eric Hamilton, Professor of Education, Pepperdine University
This breakout session will give participants the opportunity to use both pen-based computers with digital ink and digital writing pads in a way that allows teachers and students to see each other’s work in mathematics and science classrooms.
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Making Mathematical Arguments Together

Jennifer Knudsen, Senior Mathematics Educator, SRI International
In this session, we’ll make mathematical arguments together and do warm-up improv activities, engaging both mind and body in developing an important high-level disciplinary practice.
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Developing and Testing a Model to Support Student Understanding of the Sub- Microscopic Interactions that Govern Biological and Chemical Processes

Joseph Krajcik, Professor of Science Education, Michigan State University
Participants will experience some of the phenomena used in the Interactions curriculum and build models to explain the phenomena. Interactions is an NGSS aligned curriculum designed to support high school physical science students in developing an understanding of the forces and energy involved in atomic and molecular interactions.
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Next Generation Science Standards with All Students, Including English Learners

Okhee Lee, Professor of Childhood Education, New York University
As the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offer both learning opportunities and demands, educators must make instructional shifts to achieve the vision.
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Mathematical Modeling and Engineering Problem Scoping: Integration to Engage Learners in Meaningful Problem Solving Skills

Tamara Moore, Associate Professor, Purdue University
Learn how to set up mathematical modeling problems to engage students in problem scoping so that their problem solving sessions are more meaningful. While this session will primarily focus on mathematics content, teachers who want to know more about engineering practices may also find the content useful.
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Exploring Circuits through Constructing eCards

Nichole Pinkard, Associate Professor, DePaul University
Learn how an educator can introduce technology as a creative part of classroom curriculum. Participants will receive an introduction to the maker movement through the process of designing and constructing an e-greeting card that is activated through the creation a working circuit using copper tape and LEDs.
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Active Learning Methods? Let Me Count the Ways!

David Webb, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Come join us as we tackle a “computational thinking-unplugged” task that can be modified for all classroom subjects!
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1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

1 Minute Breakout Reports and Closing Remarks

William (Jim) Lewis, Deputy Assistant Director, NSF