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Project Title: Science Investigations and Engineering Design for Grades 6-12

PIN: DBASSE-BOSE-15-03         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
National Academy of Engineering

Sub Unit:
Board on Science Education

Brenner, Kerry

Subject/Focus Area:

Updating America’s Lab Report meeting 2
July 24, 2017 - July 25, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Coreetha Entzminger
Phone: 202-334-3153



12:30 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Welcome and Overview of the Study
Nancy Songer and Brett Moulding, co-chairs

1:25 pm Introduction of Session on Equity
Eileen Parsons, committee member

1:35 pm Engineering, Identity, and African-American Males
Christopher Wright, Drexel University

2:00 pm Science Education and Culturally Marginalized and Economically
Disadvantaged Children
Rowhea Elmesky, Washington University in St. Louis

2:25 pm Under-Represented Girls in STEM
Kimberly Scott, Arizona State University

2:50 pm Discussion with all 3 Presenters on Equity
Moderated by Eileen Parsons

3:20 pm Break

3:30 pm Investigations & Nature of Science: Beyond Planning and Carrying
Out Investigations
Rick Duschl, Penn State University
Moderated by Brett Moulding

3:55 pm Adjourn Open Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Brett Moulding (Cochair)
Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
Nancy Songer (Cochair)
Drexel University
Juan-Carlos Aguilar
Georgia State Department of Education
Anne Egger
Central Washington University
Erin Furtak
University of Colorado
Kenneth Huff
Williamsville Middle School
Joseph Krajcik
Michigan State University
Michael C. Lach
University of Chicago
Mitchell Nathan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Eileen R. Parsons
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill
Cynthia Passmore
University of California
Andrea Tracy
MacArthur High School
Lawton OK

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Statement of Task
Work Group Assignments
Literature Review
Report Audience

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
work group notes, agenda, timeline, bios, ideas for next meeting
report on literature review prepared by contractor
• Angela Calabrese Barton Commissioned Paper (2012): Identity Research in Science Education: Implications for Integrated Experiences and Best Practices:
• Erin Marie Furtak Commissioned Paper (2017): Formative Assessment and Instructional Materials
• Rick Duschl Commissioned Paper (2017): Investigations & Nature of Science: Beyond Planning and Carrying Out Investigations:
• Reimers, J. E., Farmer, C.L., and Klein-Gardner, S. S. (2015) "An Introduction to the Standards for Preparation and Professional Development for Teachers of Engineering," Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER): Vol. 5: Iss. 1, Article 5:
• Science Professional Learning Standards from the Council of State Science Supervisors
• Perez, M. and Romero, P. (2014). “Secondary STEM Teacher Preparation as a Top Priority for the University of the Future: National UTeach Replication as a Strategic Initiative”:
• Wasserman, N. and Walkington, C. (2014). “Exploring links between beginning UTeachers’ beliefs and observed classroom practices”:
• Breslyn, W. and McGinnis, J. R. (2012). “A comparison of exemplary biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics teachers' conceptions and enactment of inquiry”: Science Education, Vol. 96, No. 1, pp. 48-77:
• Sadler, P. M., Sonnert, G., Coyle, H. P., Cook-Smith, N., and Miller, J. L. (2013). The Influence of Teachers’ Knowledge on Student Learning in Middle School Physical Science Classrooms: American Educational Research Journal, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 1020–1049:
• Rutten, N., van Joolingen, W., and van der Veen, J. (2012). The learning effects of computer simulations in science education. Computers and Education, Vol 58, Issue 1, pp. 136-153:
• Lara Kathleen Smetana & Randy L. Bell (2012). Computer Simulations to Support Science Instruction and Learning: A critical review of the literature, International Journal of Science Education, 34:9, 1337-1370:
• Kozma, R. (2003). The material features of multiple representations and their cognitive and social affordances for science understanding. Learning and Instruction 13, 205–226:
• Nathan, M. J. *Srisurichan, R., +Walkington, C., Wolfgram, M., *Williams, C. & Alibali, M. W. (2013). Building cohesion across representations: A mechanism for STEM integration. Journal of Engineering Education (Special issue on representations in engineering education), 102(1), 77–116.
• Nathan, M. J., Wolfgram, M., *Srisurichan, R., Walkington, C., & Alibali, M. W. (2017). Threading mathematics through symbols, sketches, software, silicon and wood: Teachers produce and maintain cohesion to support STEM integration. The Journal of Educational Research, 110(3), 272-293. DOI: 10.1080/00220671.2017.1287046
• Summary of Lawrence Hall of Science’s SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program)-Related Research from June 2013:
• Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education (NSSME)-Horizon Research, Inc.
• Civil Rights Data Collection-Wide-Ranging Education Access and Equity Data Collected from Our Nation’s Public Schools:
• Summary of A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

• Engineering in K12 Education (Chapter 4):

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 26, 2017