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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Workshop Agenda

DECEMBER 2, 2014

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Outlining the Goals of the Workshop

Michael Moloney, Space Studies Board Director

Committee Co-Chairs:

Phil Christensen, Arizona State University

Brett Moulding, Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning

8:40 Welcome from NASA Kristen Erickson, NASA Science Mission Directorate
8:50 Introduction to the Keynote Speaker  
8:55 Keynote Presentation:
Sharing the Adventure with the Student: How Do Authentic Experiences Reach Students
John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  Interaction with the Audience  
9:50 Setting the Stage

Panelists:

NASA Education Forum Leads

Laura Peticolas, University of California, Berkeley

Theresa Schwerin, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Stephanie Shipp, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Denise Smith, Space Science Telescope Institute

10:30 Break  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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11:00 Session 1: A New Vision for K-12 Science and Engineering Education and NASA SMD Education

Moderator: Brett Moulding, Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • Present an overview of the NGSS and the role of NASA in supporting science and engineering education.
  • How can/does NASA interact effectively with the education system to support K-12 science and engineering education?
  • What opportunities does NASA SMD have to better support the new vision described in the NRC’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education?
  • How can/does NASA integrate the science and engineering talent of NASA SMD into the SMD education programs?
  Keynote Presentation Stephen Pruitt, Achieve
  Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Maya Garcia, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, D.C.

John Ristvey, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Holly Ryer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Sam Shaw, South Dakota Department of Education

  Audience Joins the Discussion  
12:15 p.m. Lunch  
1:30 Session 2: Space Science Education Curriculum and Materials

Moderator: Richard McCray, NAS, University of California, Berkeley

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • How do the instructional strategies advocated for in the NASA education programs match the Vision for Science Education described in the NRC’s Framework for K-12 Science Education?
  • How can NASA best encourage and support teachers to use NASA education resources in the classroom?
  • What is the mechanism by which NASA education programs’ instructional content material will be aligned to the Framework and the NGSS?
  • How will NASA programs measure how well NASA EPO materials align to the NGSS?
  • Information technology is changing the way science is done (data mining and simulations, for example)—What new possibilities does this development raise for the science classroom?
  Keynote Presentation:
Bringing Space Down to Earth and into the Classroom
Edna DeVore, SETI Institute
  Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Beth Johnston, Principal at Endeavour Elementary School

Mordecai Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History

Cassandra Soeffing, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Belinda Wilkes, Chandra X-Ray Center

  Audience Joins the Discussion  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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3:00 Break  
3:30 Session 3: Collaboration Among NASA SMD and K-12 Districts, Schools, and Teachers

Moderator: Mitchell Nathan, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • What are institutional arrangements that provide effective platforms for facilitating successful collaborations?
  • How are evidence-based models for successful collaborations or partnerships being communicated across NASA education programs?
  • How are proven models or strategies for scaling up and sustaining collaborations and partnerships being used in the NASA education programs?
  • What are the barriers to accomplishing common goals across collaborating organizations? How can these barriers be overcome?
  Keynote Presentation:
Building the STEM Partnership Toolkit: Choosing Your Spots Carefully, Measuring Twice, and Finding Your Spanner When You Need It
Gordon Kingsley, Georgia Tech
  Poster Session  
 

Presenters:

Nancy Ali, Space Sciences Laboratory

Lindsay Bartolone, Southwest Research Institute

Lin Hartung Chambers, NASA Langley Research Center

Troy Cline, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Anita Davis, Sigma Space

Bonnie Eisenhamer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Dorian Janney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Andrea Jones, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sheri Klug-Boonstra, Arizona State University

Keliann LaConte, Lunar and Planetary Science Institute

Kathleen Lestition, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Chandra X-Ray Center

Nancy Maryboy and David Begay, Indigenous Education Institute

Tony Murphy, The GLOBE Program

Luisa Rebull, NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive and Research Program

Daniella Scalice, NASA Astrobiology Program

  Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Kathryn Flanagan, Space Telescope Science Institute

James Lochner, Universities Space Research Association

Lora Bleacher, NASA GSFC

  Audience Joins the Discussion  
5:30 Workshop Adjourns for the Day  
5:30 Reception  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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DECEMBER 3, 2014

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Summary of Day 1
Committee Co-Chairs
9:15 Session 4: Supporting Science and Engineering Teachers through Professional Development

Moderator: Albert Byers, National Science Teachers Association

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • How are standards for professional development used in NASA professional development programs?
  • How do the mechanisms and programs by which NASA programs meet the needs of in-service teachers, and how does this differ from the ways NASA programs meet the needs of pre-service teachers?
  • What are the most effective and widely used delivery models (online, train the trainers, professional learning communities, summer seminars, internships) for NASA professional development programs?
  • What are example strategies for partnering scientists and educators?
  Keynote Presentation:
Preparing Teachers to Support Three-Dimensional Science Learning

Bill Penuel, University of Colorado, Boulder

  Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Annette DeCharon, University of Maine

Sheri Klug-Boonstra, Arizona State University

Mariel Milano, Orange County Public Schools, Florida

  Audience Joins the Discussion  
10:45 Break  
11:15 Session 5: Part 1—Evaluation of Education

Moderator: Theresa Schwerin, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • What are current leading theories of STEM education evaluation (e.g., evidence-based, logic models)?
  • Selecting the most appropriate assessment(s) for a given situation is a common challenge across education evaluation. What are leading factors or best practices that you recommend in selecting the most appropriate assessment(s) for a given situation?
  • The goal of many STEM-related professional development efforts is to facilitate a change or increase in teacher effectiveness that in turn increases student learning. Additionally many efforts aspire to increase students’ awareness/interest in STEM careers or students’ desire to pursue more STEM-related coursework during high school and college. These impacts are sometimes challenging to capture as part of an evaluation. What are some methods or data that might shed light on these often elusive goals?
  • What can we realistically measure? What can’t we?
  • What are the attributes of the evaluation tools that are consistent with effective evaluation of education programs?
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Keynote Presentation:
Making the Right Choices: How to Get the Most Value out of eVALUation!
Martin Orland, WestEd, and Steve Schneider, WestEd
12:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:15 Session 5: Part 2—Evaluation in Practice within NASA SMD

Moderator: Theresa Schwerin, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

 

Guiding Questions and Focus:

  • Why and how does NASA evalu
  • What are examples of evidence information to improve the prog
  • How does NASA make a differe
  • What are the greatest challenges education evaluation? What stra barriers?
  • How does the evaluation of NA the speaker in Part 1 of this sess
  • What is the mechanism by which the results of evaluation change NASA education programs?
  Keynote Presentation:
Using Evaluation to Increase and Measure the Impact of Education
Hilarie Davis, TLC Inc.
  Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Bonnie Eisenhamer, Space Telescope Science Institute

Jenny Gutbezahl, Brandeis University

Frances Lawrenz, University of Minnesota

  Audience Joins the Discussion  
2:30

Session 6: Enabling Actions

  • Engage the audience in breakout groups related to each of the previous sessions
  • Instructions
  • Discussion/Breakout Groups Meet
Moderator: James Manning, Education Consultant
 

Breakout 1: Aligning to Standards

  • What actions can NASA take to build upon, leverage, and/or expand its current efforts to align to and support the new vision described in the NRC’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education, NGSS, and other standards initiatives?
  • What new opportunities can be explored, and what challenges need to be overcome?
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Breakout 2: Curriculum Support Resources

  • What actions can NASA take to build upon, leverage, and/or expand its current efforts to translate its science into curriculum support materials and resources for formal and informal education and encourage educator use?
  • What new opportunities can be explored, and what challenges need to be overcome?
 

Breakout 3: Collaborations

  • What actions can NASA take to build upon, leverage, and/or expand its current collaborations among scientists, teachers, and formal and informal education institutions?
  • What new opportunities can be explored, and what challenges need to be overcome?
 

Breakout 4: Professional Development

  • What actions can NASA take to build upon, leverage, and/or expand its current efforts to provide professional development support to pre-service and in-service teachers and informal educators?
  • What new opportunities can be explored, and what challenges need to be overcome?
 

Breakout 5: Evaluation

  • What actions can NASA take to build upon, leverage, and/or expand its current efforts in measuring and assessing its impact in science and engineering education?
  • What new opportunities can be explored, and what challenges need to be overcome?
3:15 Break
3:30 Session 6: Enabling Actions, continued Moderator: James Manning, Education Consultant
  Reporting of Group Discussions
4:45 Summary and Wrap Up Committee Co-Chairs
5:00 Workshop Adjourns  
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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On December 2-3, 2014, the Space Studies Board and the Board on Science Education of the National Research Council held a workshop on the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) education program - "Sharing the Adventure with the Student." The workshop brought together representatives of the space science and science education communities to discuss maximizing the effectiveness of the transfer of knowledge from the scientists supported by NASA's SMD to K-12 students directly and to teachers and informal educators. The workshop focused not only on the effectiveness of recent models for transferring science content and scientific practices to students, but also served as a venue for dialogue between education specialists, education staff from NASA and other agencies, space scientists and engineers, and science content generators. Workshop participants reviewed case studies of scientists or engineers who were able to successfully translate their research results and research experiences into formal and informal student science learning. Education specialists shared how science can be translated to education materials and directly to students, and teachers shared their experiences of space science in their classrooms. Sharing the Adventure with the Student is the summary of the presentation and discussions of the workshop.

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